Headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, Trane, Inc. is a global provider of quality heating and air conditioning systems for both residential and commercial use. The company was named after James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant who opened his own plumbing and pipe-fitting shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin back in 1885. Trane’s innovation lead to the successful design of a new type of low-pressure heating system—coined the Trane Vapor Heating System. Trane’s son Reuben joined his father’s business venture in 1910 after graduating from University with a degree in mechanical engineering, together incorporating as The Trane Company in 1913. By 1916 Trane had fully transitioned out of plumbing and into the manufacture of heating products, in fact it was Reuben’s invention of the convector radiator in 1923 that firmly cemented Trane’s reputation as an innovative company—a reputation that still holds true to this day. The knack for innovation continued in 1931 with the development of Trane’s very first air conditioning unit.
Trane continued to grow throughout the 1970s and 1980s, first acquiring Sentinel Electronics in the late 70s and then with the acquisition of General Electric’s Central Air Conditioning Division in 1982. Trane was itself acquired by American Standard Companies in 1984 where it remained largest of the company’s three businesses—Air Conditioning Systems and Services, Vehicle Control Systems and Bath and Kitchen. In 2007, American Standard announced it was breaking up its three divisions—selling off Bath and Kitchen and spinning off its Vehicle Control Systems division. American Standard Companies officially changed its name to Trane on November 28th 2007, honing in on its main focus by providing heating, ventilation and air conditioning services and solutions. The company was acquired by Ingersoll Rand in December of 2007 and currently employs nearly 30,000 people at over 100 manufacturing facilities in 28 different countries.
In Austin, Texas Airco Mechanical is one of Trane’s trusted partners. The trained HVAC technicians at Airco Mechanical are experts when it comes to the installation and repair of Trane’s product line. Whether you’re looking for AC installation service for your Trane air conditioning system, or perhaps furnace repair, installation or a seasonal tune-up, Austin, Texas residents can trust the licensed and skilled contractors at Airco Mechanical.