Will the Trane HR15 Heat Pump Fit Your Mesa HP Installation Goals?
Examining the Trane HR15 Heat Pump as a Residential Mesa HP Installation Solution
In this close-up look at the Trane XR15 heat pump series, Arizona-based American Cooling and Heating leaps beyond the concept of HP specifications, performance ratings and pricing. Right-sizing residential Mesa HVAC equipment installation demands knowledge that exceeds verbatim brochure statements. It’s time for heat pump vendors, HVAC installation teams and manufacturers to provide consumers with a more concrete reason for why a specific HP best suits the needs of their home.
In a day that is driven by articles and talk of energy efficient heating and cooling, most Arizona homeowners already understand the terminology and measures of efficiency applied to home, office and commercial HVAC products. The same is true of Trane heat pump and air conditioning equipment. For over 100 years, the name Trane has represented heating and cooling products of quality, innovation and reliability. It began in 1913 and carries through even unto today. Trane products available for use in your Mesa HP installation project excel in every aspect of performance. The company is committed to providing American and the world with the best possible heating and cooling solutions for every need.
Trane HR15 Heat Pump – Basic Specifications
If you are ready to upgrade or install a new Mesa heat pump, you have reviewed or you are in the process of reviewing the basic definitions of SEER and HSPF. If you need a refresher, click here to view the ACH heating and air conditioning glossary. From Air Change to Zoning, the detailed and alpha-sorted American Cooling and Heating glossary defines every aspect of HVAC terminology. Make yourself at home.
However, Trane heat pumps are classified by model, series and performance expectations. Each series can be clearly identified by specific features. When considering the Trane HR15 heat pump for your Mesa AZ home, the basic specs are as follows:
- SEER Ratings – Up to 16.50
- HSPF Performance – Up to 9.00
- Compressor – Available in Trane Climatuff®
- Coil – Utilizes the exclusive features of the Trane Spine Fin™
- Refrigerant – R-410A
- Warranty – 10 years on compressor, outdoor coil and internal functional parts.
Comparison Considerations – Why the Trane XR15 Heat Pump in Mesa?
While investigating and comparing heating and cooling systems, you may want to contrast the efficiency versus costs of the Trane XR15 heat pump series to the company’s XR16 and XR13. Although your choices may be limited by the size of your home, overlap between models and series does occur. Under certain conditions, it may be advisable to downgrade or upgrade your Mesa heat pump installation plans. Perhaps a smaller XR16 makes a better fit than a large XR15 or perhaps a smaller XR15 makes a better fit than a larger XR13. These are questions that you must ask your Mesa heat pump installation expert.
For example: The low-end Trane 1.5 ton XR15 model 4TWR5018G pumps out 18,000 BTUH while the low-end Trane 2.0 ton XR13 4TWR3024D pumps out 23,000 BTUH. However, the XR13 is not supported by the EcoRebates associated with the XR15. Likewise, the low-end Trane 2.0 ton HR16 4TWR6024A heat pump puts out 24,000 BTUH while the 2.0-ton Trane XR15 4TWR5030G models push out the same 24,000 BTUH. Yet the low-end XR16 may cost as much as $1000 more than the XR15 (1).
For quick comparison of price versus efficiency, consider the following:
- XR13 — Priced about half as high as the XR16, and only 1/3 less than the XR15
- XR16 — Priced twenty-percent higher than the XR15 and nearly fifty-percent higher than the XR13
- XR13 — Performance efficiency only twenty-percent less than the XR16 and roughly fifteen-percent less than the XR15
- XR16 — Highest performance efficiency of the group yet only eight to ten percent better than the XR15 (2).
Consider then: When comparing cost to efficiency, the Trane XR16 delivers slow return on a long-term investment. However, the unit is designed to provide better control over the internal temperatures of your Mesa home. Likewise, the Trane XR13 provides the most efficiency gain for the cost yet misses out on the EcoRepates and may not be suited for your specific home conditions.
The Trane XR15 heat pump is not always the best choice, but you should consider it as a great mid-range option. With the XR15, you get:
- Reasonable initial pricing
- Remarkable performance efficiency
- Quicker payback than what comes with the more pricey systems
- AND the same quality American Cooling and Heating Mesa heat pump installation services regardless of your system choice.
Only a trained air conditioning expert can really help you determine which heating and cooling system is right for your Arizona home. The ACH team is on hand to provide 24/7 free heat pump installation estimates. You want honest guidance, straightforward pricing and reliable heat pump installation. Call ACH now.