Trane Showcases Whole-Home Efficiency Solutions and hosts Industry Speaker Series for Builders at IBS 2017

Industry experts share perspectives on HVAC contributions to energy efficiency, high performance systems, and whole-house testing and rating

Orlando, Jan. 10, 2017 – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, brings to the 2017 International Builders’ Show a comprehensive lineup of whole-home heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions from Trane®, American Standard®, Ameristar™ and smart home leader Nexia™, and an in-booth speaker series highlighting top of mind issues for builders.

Ingersoll Rand will host an industry speaker series at their booth S2610 for show attendees featuring industry experts on topics including HVAC contributions to energy efficiency, high performance systems, and whole-house testing and rating.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m. – Sam Rashkin, U.S. Dept. of Energy,

           “Importance of HVAC Systems and Installation to Zero Energy Ready Homes”

  • Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m. – C.R. Herro, Meritage Homes,

            “How HVAC Systems Support High Performance Housing”

  • Thursday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. – Dave Bell, TopBuild Home Services

           “HVAC Contribution to HERS and Whole House Testing and Rating”

Visitors to Ingersoll Rand booth will also find a featured selection of products that provide solutions to issues that are top of mind for builders: creating more energy-efficient homes, minimizing the total cost of home ownership, ensuring complete home comfort and providing advanced smart home technology.

 “Today’s homebuilders have more choices than ever as they look for reliable products to make their homes more efficient and comfortable. With more than 100 years of experience in innovative design and a deep understanding of HVAC solutions, our dedicated builder team and installation partners work with each builder to find ways to set them apart and be competitive,” said Mark Hall, builder and retail leader for Trane and American Standard.

Creating More Energy-Efficient Homes

Trane, a leading global provider of rigorously tested, reliable and long-lasting products, features a range of Energy-Star qualified products to provide more efficient heating and cooling, including the top-of-line XV20i Variable Speed Air Conditioner and the recently redesigned S9V2 Furnace. Both products offer some of the highest SEER and AFUE in the industry, providing buyers with opportunities for savings on their energy bill.

The code-compliant, environmentally aware XR14 Variable Speed Heat Pump and TEM4 Air Handler combine flexibility and affordability to make projects easier for any builder, and the Trane Clean Effects™ Whole-home Air Cleaner uses revolutionary technology to eliminate 99.98 percent of airborne particles from the air. All of these products can help to create higher homeowner interest through the use of right-sized systems, code compliance and energy rebates.

Minimizing the Total Cost of Home Ownership

Several products from Trane, American Standard and Ameristar help to ensure lower costs on new homes and cost-conscious heating and cooling upgrades to existing homes, while providing durability and reliability.

The new Trane XR14 Low Profile Air Conditioner was developed for builders that are struggling to find the right, code-compliant outdoor unit to use while building in compact urban settings. The unit is the latest addition to Ingersoll Rand’s growing portfolio of products aimed to provide builders with a solution to any challenge they may face while on the job.

Additional solutions include the new Trane 38 SEER Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump, the most efficient ductless system in the industry. Also featured are the American Standard 4MXW27 Ductless Indoor High Wall Unit, which conveniently mounts on an interior wall, offering flexible heating and cooling solutions; and the outdoor 4TXK27 Ductless Heat Pump, which works with the indoor unit to deliver precise, reliable comfort for single zones such as one-room additions or garages.

Ameristar Furnaces and Air Conditioners will be on display for builders looking for a dependable, flexible and affordable solution. These products were designed with lower cost of ownership in mind for today’s builders.

Giving Homeowners Complete Comfort

American Standard, a leader in durable products that have delivered comfort for more than 130 years, shares top-of-line variable speed systems that offer precise comfort all year round. The AccuComfort™ Platinum 18 Heat Pump comes with technology that allows the variable speed system to consistently adjust to run at a more efficient speed, maintaining a homeowner’s preferred level of comfort.

The variable speed ForefrontTM Platinum TAM8 Air Handler also provides reliable and efficient comfort, with even cooling and heating from room to room, and the AccuClean™ Air Cleaner ensures home comfort by reducing moisture, resisting mold, managing humidity and removing allergens and indoor pollutants. With these dependable products, builders can provide buyers with more home comfort and minimize costly callbacks for repairs.

Providing Advanced Smart Home Technology

Trane’s new ComfortLink™ II XL1050 Control offers Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity, a built-in Nexia Bridge and connection to over 500 Z-Wave devices from more than 80 manufacturers; the 824 Control, which allows users to adjust heating and cooling while away from home through any computer or smartphone; and the American Standard Silver 624 Smart Control with programmability for up to seven days to meet family schedules.

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.trane.com.