Ultra Quiet Trane XL16c Boasts Highest Efficiency in Packaged Units with a Sleek New Design

    Tyler, TX, December 13, 2007 - The new Trane® XL16c Packaged Heat Pump, Packaged Gas/Electric Heating and Cooling System, and Packaged Dual Fuel Heating and Cooling System have clean lines and leave a clean footprint on our environment. The ENERGY STAR® qualified packaged units are rated among the highest efficiency units available-- up to 16.6 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). That means significant savings on energy costs without compromising on comfort a compelling sales message to the emerging market of affluent consumers looking to buy green technology.

    "Our energy efficient 16 SEER packaged units help our global effort to reduce energy consumption, save families money on their energy bill, and provide our customers the comfort, reliability, and technology leadership they expect from our products," says Beth Stevens, Trane systems marketing manager. Stevens notes that the Trane XL16c is one of the quietest packaged units available, with sound levels as low as 70 db that's not much louder than a normal conversation.


    XL16c Packaged Unit

    High Performance
    Performance puts the Trane® XL16c in a class by itself. The Trane Climatuff® compressor delivers two stages of heating and cooling for ultra comfort and cost savings. The variable-speed blower motor with Trane Comfort-R® patented electronics operates at lower, more efficient speeds than conventional motors providing higher efficiency and more humidity control during cooling. The energy-saving Trane Vortica™ technology delivers excellent airflow with exceptionally low sound levels. A state-of-the-art ducted fan operates together with a highly efficient motor to move air with a sophisticated, aerodynamic blade for the quietest performance on the market.

    The Trane® XL16c delivers complete peace-of-mind with its comfort features. Stainless steel heat exchangers with a new safe tubular design are built for reliability. Extra-rigid, foil-faced insulation ensures cleaner, long-lasting performance. The contoured, reinforced unit surface resists damage from the elements year round. No details are too small in terms of safeguards that bolster reliability; even the fasteners are Weatherguard® treated for corrosion resistance. Trane provides a limited warranty of 20 years on the heat exchanger, 10 years on the compressor and condenser coil, and five years on functional parts.

    Commercial or residential installations are made easy and stress free by the ability to convert to horizontal or vertical applications with easy-to-reach electrical and gas connections on the right side. The Trane® XL16c steel cabinet has a baked-on finish that provides years of protection with safe-to-handle, smooth edges. Factory built 12-inch and 18-inch duct covers allow for extra-clean, horizontal installations. Functional, aesthetically pleasing louvers and corner guards are made from automotive-grade, UV-resistant plastic for safe installation and long lasting durability. Panhead screws on the supply and return panel ensure a flush fit on duct connections. The footprint of the three-ton unit is 38-inches high, 51-inches wide, and 43-inches deep.

    Service technicians will find the system controls, stainless steel burners, and the straight-in gas line easy to access on the Trane® XL16c through removable, embossed-label service panels. A single fastener for quick release secures the slide-out Vortica® blower. Rotolock fittings secure the Climatuff® compressor conveniently located in the left corner compartment. The drain pan is self-servicing with an extra-deep, steep slop to promote efficient drainage.

    Technical Specifications:
    Model: Trane® XL16c
    Fuel type: Gas Electric, Dual Fuel and Heat Pump
    SEER: Up to 16.6
    EER: Up to 12
    HSPF: Up to 9.0
    AFUE: Up to 80%
    Compressor type: Two-stage scroll
    Refrigerant: R410A
    Size (rounded to nearest inch): Weight: 3, 4, and 5 tons

    About Trane
    Trane Inc. (NYSE: TT), previously named American Standard Companies Inc., provides systems and services that enhance the quality and comfort of the air in homes and buildings around the world. The company offers customers a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; dehumidifying and air cleaning products; service and parts support; advanced building controls and financing solutions. Selling under both the Trane® and American Standard® brand names, the company's systems and services have leading positions in premium commercial, residential, institutional and industrial markets; a reputation for reliability, high quality and product innovation; and a powerful distribution network. In 2006 the business generated annual revenues of approximately $6.8 billion with $4.9 billion coming from equipment systems and $1.9 billion from parts, services and solutions. Trane has more than 29,000 employees and 29 production facilities worldwide.

    For more information, visit these Web sites: www.trane.com and www.americanstandardair.com.

    For more information:
    Nora DePalma
    Building Profits for Trane