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Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i heat pump system

Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i heat pump systemTrane XV18 & Trane XV20i Top Choice For Accurate Home Heating and Cooling Comfort

What’s unique about Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i mainstream residential heat pump systems? And why are these air conditioning units a right choice for regional Mesa homeowners?

Perhaps these questions seem a bit rhetorical. After all, we are discussing heating and cooling products manufactured according to Trane-based standards for quality, performance and durability. But with the XV18 and the XV20i, we can also include the benefits of an included variable speed compressor. By choosing either model for your Mesa heating and cooling requirements, you get Trane manufacturing quality. But you also get:

  • Ø Quieter system operating performance
  • Ø Energy efficiency that effectively outperforms standard two-stage compressors as well as standard one-stage compressors
  • Ø AND A precision in home temperature control system.

Precision Cooling Via Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i Performance

Ever go to bed comfortable and then wake up to a chill morning? That’s the price of standard performance one or two stage compressors. The temperatures float, rising as the system runs, and then dropping between cycles.

Now…

Imagine day or night precision Mesa home cooling within an accuracy rating of ½ degrees. From daylight to dusk and from dusk to dawn, the temperature in your home remains constant – not too hot and not too cool. This is the prime benefit of an installed Trane heat pump system that makes use of variable speed compressor technology. This is the prime benefit of an installed Trane XV18 heat pump or an installed Trane XV20i heat pump.

Think of it: An installed energy-efficient heat pump that enables precision management of in-home Mesa temperature while also operating at the lowest noise level in the industry – a record-breaking 54 dB. And then, count in the added value of Trane’s twelve-year warranty on the compressor in the Trane XV20i heat pump system.

Specifications That Make Trane XV18 or Trane XV20i Right For Your Mesa Home

Before sizing any heat pump to the requirements and needs of your Mesa home, our techs consider the size, nature of construction, layout, and necessary load-balance calculations. It may be that an XV20i or an XV18 don’t make a perfect match for you. However, this only means we need to look at a different Trane heat pump system. American Cooling and Heating specializes in putting together the best and most cost efficient HVAC unit for each household.

Let’s look at the specs and features that make the Trane XV18 heat pump and the Trane XV20i heat pump shine…

Capacity Range:

  • Ø Available in standard residential sizes from two to five tons.

Construction:

  • Ø Both units are crafted in powder coated standard steel frames.

Compressor:

  • Ø Variable Speed Compressor offering precision mesa home cooling and heating management.

Efficiency:

  • Ø The Trane XV20i sings songs to Energy Star ratings of HSPF – 10 and SEER – 20.
  • Ø The Trane XV18 comes in with Energy Star ratings of HSPF – 10 and SEER – 18.

Noise Factor:

  • Ø Coming in with a decibel rating of 55, both the Trane XV20i and the Trane XV18 pull rank as the quietest heat pumps available to the residential market place.

Physical Size:

  • Ø The Trane XV20i comes in at 33-37 inches long, 30-34 inches wide and 48-54 inches tall.
  • Ø The Trane XV18 measures same as XV20i in all but height, which comes in at 41-45 inches.

Warranty:

  • Ø Compressor warranty 12 years, parts warranty 10 years, both limited

Mesa Resource For Installed Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i – Precision Home Comfort

Before you install your next Mesa heating and cooling system, contact American Cooling and Heating. Take advantage of our Free home HVAC system evaluation and heat pump installation estimate.

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Arizona AC Repair or Replace Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

AC Repair In AZ, mesa air conditioning serviceMesa Air Conditioning Service War Against Sizzling Mesa Heat Index

Although current Mesa temperatures lean toward mild and comfortable, in Arizona even the winter is open season for Air Conditioning repair services. When coming down from triple-digit summer temperatures, we tend to visualize a well-deserved break for the home cooling system.

Don’t be fooled.

In the just released Bert Sperling Heat Index, the region of Phoenix-Mesa, AZ comes in number one among the top ten sizzling cities in the US (1). To make it brief: Mesa, Phoenix and other nearby areas run an average 100-plus high temperature and a tough 77 degree average nighttime low. Relative humidity at high temperature stands around 20 percent. When compiled into the Sperling research, Phoenix-Mesa, AZ hits a 97.7 top-in-the-nation heat index rating.

In this article Arizona-based American Cooling and Heating provides residents with five signs that indicate a heat pump in need of repair.

Five Signs Your Mesa Home Cooling System Is Hurting

1) AC Failure – Foul Odors

Aside from a dusty scent that often accompanies the first yearly engagement of your heating components, your AC system should function odor free. Pay attention to abnormal scents. Musty smells indicate a possibility of bacteria in the ductwork, or perhaps an open tear that enables the system to suck air from the crawlspace. Keep watch also for hints of frayed, overheated or burned wiring. Foul odors pose safety concerns for you and your family. Do not let this go unchecked.

2) AC Failure – Abnormal Sounds

Trane heat pumps rate among the best in the market, yet even the highest ranked sound-suppressant units produce a certain level of expected noise. However, clanging, grinding, squeaking, and squealing are typically signs of major complications. To ignore such abnormal sounds is to invite a future filled with more costly solutions.

3) AC Failure – Strong Air Flow, Poor Cooling

Various system problems can result in strong airflow yet poor cooling. Low coolant stands as the most typical problem, but identifying and repairing the leak that caused the issue must precede the recharge. On the more costly side, your system may be suffering from a failed compressor. On the simple side, maybe someone accidentally set the thermostat to “fan only” mode.

4) AC Failure – Leakage Near The System

The indoor air handler on your Mesa home heat pump requires a system for drainage of moisture. Without controlled drainage, water will begin to accumulate near the system. Causes for drainage failure include a clogged drain line and/or a frozen control regulator. Also keep watch for signs of leaking refrigerant. In either event, immediate investigation is necessary. From prompt Mesa heat pump servicing, call our air conditioning specialist today.

5) AC Failure – Weak Air Flow

A faulty blower can cause weak airflow throughout your entire home. Problems such as debris inside a vent, a closed register, or damaged ductwork will be regional in nature. Before calling for Mesa AC service, check the obvious. And don’t forget to check and clean the air filter.

Mesa AZ Heating and Cooling Services

The homeowner can fix some home AC problems. But when the problem exceeds simple solutions, you need quick action from a reliable Mesa AZ heating and cooling services company. For more information, contact American Cooling and Heating now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Bert Sperling, “Index Sizzling Cities Ranked – Our New Heat

 

Trane Tracer Concierge HVAC Control SystemFlashback To 2014 HVAC Equipment Ratings

Once again Trane HVAC products shine with the best. It came out in the 2014 Consumer Reports brand-name review of the nine most popular HVAC brands in air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces. Readers of CR posted over 55 thousand comments. The topics discussed included conversations covering seven years of home heating and cooling products and thoughts about product performances. The HVAC equipment lineup included, Amana, Carrier/Bryant, Goodman, Lennox, Rheem, York, and the twin brand Trane / American Standard units.

The product rankings wherein Trane equipment prevailed included:

  • Air Conditioners
  • Gas Furnaces
  • AND Heat Pumps.

Actual Trane HVAC equipment performance is as follows:

Trane Air Conditioner Performance

  • Trane ratings taking #1 and #2
  • Defect rate a mere 11%. Low score competition scored 17% defect rate

Trane Gas Furnance Performance

  • Trane came in strong, once more taking dominance of position #1 and position #2
  • Defect rate touched 12%. Low score competition rated #9 with a defect rate of 26%

Trane Heat Pump Performance

  • Trane ratings – Another great standing by taking position #1 and position #3
  • And, although the Trane performance defect rating came in at 17%, homeowners should consider that this was the average lowest score products was also 17% thus indicating a universal failure complication with heat pump products.

Special Points of Interest

Consumer Report - Trane HVAC Equipment PerformanceIn the category of standard central A/C systems, American Standard pulled performance top place for systems with the lowest need for repairs (Trane came in Third but one should remember that these two products are lines from the same parent company). As to heat pump performance with the least need for repairs, American Standard again took first place while Trane tied for second place with Carrier. Thus we have the same company holding top honors for HVAC equipment needing the least in repair-related service work.

For performance comparison, consider that all other HVAC competition came in with a 19 to 27 percent demand for product repair calls. As to natural gas furnace systems, Trane once more bested the pack by providing low-demand on repair calls. Trane gas furnace units maintained a low 13 percent demand for repair whereas the bottom line competition slumped down to a whopping demand for system repairs on 26% of their natural gas HVAC equipment furnace products.

Zoom In 2015 Consumer Reports On Heat Pump HVAC Equipment Performance

Our readers also reported that when the more-repair brands of central air systems do break, they are more likely than most other brands to leave the home without cooling for at least a day, as reported by about one in 10 people who owned the more repair-prone brands,” (From Consumer Reports article, Brands Most Likely To Keep You Cool Season After Season (1)).

According to survey responses, homes using a brand of central heat pump that rates among the higher repair-prone listings end up leaving 12 percent of the owners without cooling for time periods exceeding one day. Furthermore, 11 percent of those homeowners report a $150 plus repair price tag.

Causes associated with such “extra” home cooling expenses include considerations for the greater complexity of a heat pump versus a central A/C system. Even though worse case scenarios present a 21 percent HVAC system repair ratio among heat pumps versus a 13-percent HVAC system repair ratio in homes running central air conditioning units, homeowners must understand that the duel nature of a heat pump means you are using a system that may well run year-round rather than merely seasonally.

Further CRNRC surveys reveal a basic consumer complaint wherein central air conditioning system repairs are defined as “a real hassle.” As to total-system breakdown, three percent of the homeowners using central A/C report complete system failures whereas four percent of the homeowners using a heat pump system complain of the same problem.

Trane HVAC Equipment

As one of the major HVAC system manufacturers in the world, Trane offers reliable heating and cooling equipment to businesses, homes, and industry. Pricing per product is relatively the same regardless of the vendor. However, the quality of the product installation and the reliability of the workmanship warranty can greatly differ from vendor to vendor.

If you want professional Arizona HVAC service and/or system installation for a reasonable price and from an established and reliable Trane HVAC equipment sales, installation and service center, contact American Cooling and Heating now!

 

 

 

Mesa Air Conditioning At ACHBenefits of an Installed Heat Pump System

During warm weather, heat pumps and air conditioners function identically. Both HVAC approaches are designed to provide homes and businesses with the physical comfort of reliable cooling and dehumidification. The typical A/C or HP system uses a process defined as vapor compression cycling. In general, refrigerant materials are noted for the temperature increase that takes place when the materials are compressed and then rapidly expanded. Thus a cycle of circulating refrigerant material through a compression / expansion process results in mechanically generated cool air.

Whether in homes or businesses, the process remains the same. The condensing unit of the air conditioning system houses the compressor and is typically stored external to the home or office. This is the noisy maker, the energy consumer, and the home of the condensing coil.

However, when the weather changes and you need something that provides heat as well as cooling comforts, heat pump efficiency suddenly takes a valuable leap above the capacity of a standard air conditioner. It’s a reversal of processes. Whereas an A/C condensing unit is capable only of functioning as a cooling system, a heat pump can reverse the process so that the heat of compression rather than venting into the outside air ends up within your home or office living and working quarters.

Layman’s Definition of Installed Heat Pump Functionality

So, you ask. Define heat pump efficiency in simple terms. Herein are the basics:

  • Heat pumps move heat from one fluid to another
  • In an air-source HVAC system, air is the fluid within the home and the external fluid is the outside air source.
  • In a geothermal heat system, water is the external fluid source
  • In times of hot external temperatures, the heat pump moves inside air into the outside fluid
  • In times of cold external temperatures, the heat within the outside fluid is moved to the inside air system.

Sophisticated Definition of Installed Heat Pump Functionality

Tip: Expect a 15-year lifecycle on the typical air-source HVAC heat pump. Furnaces usually pull 20-years. The actual processing method of a HP is as follows:

  1. The external compressor unit pressurizes the system refrigerant
  2. The pressurized refrigerant is piped inside the home
  3. As the inside condensing coil receives the heated gas, room air passes over the coil and heat is transferred into the passing air.
  4. During the process of heat exchange, the refrigerant cools and condenses
  5. Now pressurized as a liquid, the refrigerant passes through a throttling valve, which causes expansion, cooling, and a shift into a state of low pressure liquid
  6. In the cooling process, the external evaporator coil uses external air to boil the cold liquid refrigerant back into a gas
  7. In the event that the external air is too cold to enable adequate heat generation, supplemental electric heat strips within the air handler provide the home with reliable heat.

During winter months, ice sometimes forms on the external coil system. The heat pump then engages a periodic defrost cycle which enables the system to melt ice and resume normal operation.

All AC Brands In AZAir-Source HVAC Heat Pump Efficiency

Every form of measurement needs a base line. Thus horsepower as well as watts and amperage define engine performance. Likewise, heat pumps also require a base line measuring gauge. We call it the Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF). The gauging is based upon comparing the ratio of heat provided in Btu per hour to watts of energy consumed. The HSPF process also factors components such as:

  • Energy loss during the systems defrost cycle
  • Energy loss during system startup
  • Energy loss during system stops
  • And modifications due to specific climates.

Typical HSPF standards range from 7.7 for minimum efficiency equip to 8.2 for high efficiency units. Variable speed air-source HVAC systems may rate as high as 9.0. Actual efficiency performance varies from climate to climate.

When performing air-cooling services, heat pump efficiency performance is measured and rated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). Again: the calculations factor in concepts such as start, stop and specific climate. Current national mandates set minimum residential air conditioning SEER rates at 13.0. However some units actually exceed a 19.0 SEER rating. And again, variable speed systems typically out perform standard units.

Expect to spend around 30% more for a variable speed HP or variable speed A/C. However, expect benefits as follows:

  • Better energy efficiency
  • Quieter operation
  • Better dehumidifying functions
  • AND better home comfort.

For more details on how to fit your Arizona home with a quality installed heat pump efficiency system, contact American Cooling and Heating now.

 

HVAC News Concerning Arizona Air Conditioning ResourcesIn AZAmerican Cooling and Heating pumps up Arizona Air Conditioning resources by taking on a new website development team, crafting quicker user interaction, and providing a stronger focus on HVAC information and history.

Before Arizona Air Conditioning buyers choose a company for quality HVAC installation, they want information. American Cooling and Heating is dedicated to answering all of your Air Conditioning questions,” Scot Morgan, ACH founder.  

American Cooling and Heating has always provided customers with a quality user-friendly website. But in the modern world, the process of buying an air conditioning system can be very complex. Before making any buy decision concerning HVAC equipment, wise shoppers collect information, product comparisons and answers to the core questions of performance versus price versus energy efficiency versus right sizing for the task at hand.

American Cooling and Heating is dedicated to providing the solutions and the answers that best suit the Arizona Air Conditioning customer base. For several months, the company has worked on fine-tuning the ACH core website. Beginning with a new web development team, and then crafting the site to promote a quicker user interface and a better user experience, the company is ready to introduce the new Arizona-based American Cooling and Heating air conditioning buyer’s resource center.

It began when Scot Morgan decided to change the core theme for the ACH Website. The selected theme provided quicker site performance and a better user interface. A shift in graphic layout followed. Anything that caused delayed performance had to go. Then came the focus on creating a new identity. ACH is determined to be Arizona’s lead resource for information on:

  • Air Conditioning equipment comparisonsArizona Air Conditioning Website Design Update Illustrated By Foundation
  • Past and present HVAC technical advancements
  • Past and current changes in the industry as a whole
  • The effects of global warming, climate change, and the associated laws that affect the residential and business heating and cooling industry
  • Notes about the people who lead the HVAC industry
  • Notes about the people involved in following and addressing the world of global climate change
  • Side-by-side examination of A/C products within a given brand name
  • Specific product reports on Amana, Carrier, Goodman, Rheem, Trane, and other leading A/C manufacturers
  • AND hints, tips and solutions to your HVAC problems.

The new Arizona-based American Cooling and Heating website is well underway. Whether seeking information for an informed product buying decision or merely keeping track of the current events in the HVAC industry, the newly designed ACH Website has the resources to meet the Arizona Air Conditioning customer demands. Catch the historical review kickoff at http://www.americancoolingandheating.com/2014/05/27/air-conditioning/air-conditioning-history-lesson-short-sweet-hvac-history-brief.

ACH leader, Scot Morgan, says: “From information on heat pumps to gas furnaces and from global warming to the most recent technology available in the heating and cooling industry, American Cooling and Heating covers the news.

 

About American Cooling and Heating

Licensed for residential, commercial and industrial HVAC repair and installation, American Cooling and Heating is dedicated to the principles of professional behavior. ACH is a bonded and insured full-service air conditioning supply and installation center. All company technicians have been drug screened and background checked. As to quality of performance: Every ACH technician passes the expectations of skill, craftsmanship and customer service.

 

For more details about the ACH website, contact: http://americancoolingandheating.com

 

 

 

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