Trane Inc. is a global manufacturing company, based in Swords, Ireland, and employing over 29,000 people in 28 countries. They manufacture heating and cooling systems as well as building management systems, known as BMS.
James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant, opened his own plumbing and pipe-fitting shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1885. He designed Trane vapor heating which is a low-pressure steam heating system. After receiving his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin, Reuben Trane joined his father’s plumbing business. The father and son team incorporated The Trane Company in 1913. Reuben’s invention of the convector radiator in 1923 established a reputation as an innovative company. In 1925, Reuben added to their innovative ideas when he thought up a convector radiator that would replace the heavy, bulky, cast-iron radiators of the time. Trane went on to develop its first air conditioning unit in 1931.
Trane purchased the Central Air Conditioning Division of General Electric in 1982. With that purchase, many well-known traits of Trane’s residential air conditioning products took root and are still a part of Trane’s residential equipment lines, such as the red “Climatuff” compressors. Trane was bought by American Standard Inc. in 1984 and are both now subsidiaries of Ingersoll Rand, selling equipment branded as Trane and American Standard.
Trane is among the top 5 HVAC brands according to Modernize, a company that connects consumers with local heating and cooling contractors. Thomas & Galbraith proudly services all models of Trane products, including air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, coils, furnaces, packaged units, ductless systems, thermostats, air quality, and zoning equipment.
Trane products are tested to hold up under the harshest weather conditions simulated by their engineering team using resources like their System Extreme Environmental Test (SEET) lab to create freezing conditions or their Climate Chamber that can produce a downpour of five-inches of water an hour.