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About Trane


For over 100 years, Trane has been building home comfort systems like no other thanks to our dedication to quality, innovation and reliability. At Trane, we design, test and build our own parts. We push them beyond industry standards, making sure they match the quality and innovation people expect when they own a Trane. Each detail is expertly designed and rigorously tested. We put our products through 16 weeks of bone-chilling cold and blistering heat, in repeating two-week sessions. Some units endure more than 2,600 hours of continuous testing. We’ve even encased units in solid ice to make sure they keep running. The result of our rigorous testing? Reliable units guaranteed to keep you comfortable in even the most extreme climates.

Our Story


In many ways, the Trane story is a classic American success story that grew into a global one. It began with our founder, James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant who opened his own plumbing shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1885. With the inspiration of cold Wisconsin winters, James Trane invented a new low-pressure heating system he proudly called the Trane Vapor Heating System. With the help of his son Reuben, just back from college with a degree in mechanical engineering, father and son began manufacturing operations in 1910 and incorporated as The Trane Company in 1913. It was Reuben's invention of the convector radiator in 1923 that firmly established the company's reputation as an innovator, a reputation Trane has been building on ever since.