Trane Package Unit Reviews | Consumer RatingsTrane Package Unit Reviews - Trane package units can be purchased in configurations of hybrid dual fuel heat pumps with gas back-up heat, air conditioners with optional electric heat, air conditioning with gas heat also known as gas packs, and heat pump package units. Their package units are manufactured for residential, light commercial, and heavy commercial applications. Heavy commercial air handlers will be covered in a future planned section named Commercial HVAC.

Trane Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Most of the Trane line up for package units are 13 SEER to 16 SEER plus for air conditioner efficiency and 80 or 81 AFUE for the gas furnace efficiency rating. Package units are a little more difficult to achieve the same efficiency as the conventional split system air conditioner or heat pump system.

Trane Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Features

Various features of selected package units include:

 

Trane Package Unit Top SEER Ratings

Trane Package Unit Model Comparison Matrix

Trane Package Units Model Comparison Matrix
Trane Gas PacksTrane Heat Pump Package UnitsTrane Hybrid Dual Fuel Package UnitsTrane AC Packs
Efficiency Up to 16.6 SEER and 81% AFUE for premium modelsEfficiency Up to 16 SEER and 8.5 HSPF for premium modelEfficiency Up to 16 SEER and 81% AFUE for premium modelEfficiency Up to 15 SEER
Two-stage Climatuff® compressor in select modelsTwo-stage Climatuff® compressor in select modelsTwo-stage Climatuff® compressor in select modelsClimatuff® compressor - single-stage
Gas HeatHeat Pump heatingFour stages of heatingCooling only with optional electric heat
Variable-speed Vortica™ blower motor in select modelsVariable-speed Vortica™ blower motor in select modelsVariable-speed Vortica™ blower motor in select modelsVariable-speed Vortica™ blower motor in select models
Stainless steel heat exchanger and burnersN/AStainless steel heat exchanger and burnersN/A
Heavy gauge cabinetHeavy gauge cabinetHeavy gauge cabinetHeavy gauge cabinet
Aluminum Spine Fin™ coilAluminum Spine Fin™ coilAluminum Spine Fin™ coilAluminum Spine Fin™ coil
Trane warranties vary - see dealer for detailsTrane warranties vary - see dealer for detailsTrane warranties vary - see dealer for detailsTrane warranties vary - see dealer for details
Energy Star qualified - Select models depending on efficiencyEnergy Star qualified - Select models depending on efficiencyEnergy Star qualified - Select models depending on efficiencyEnergy Star qualified

Warranties

*Always check with the manufacturer or authorized dealer for more details about the warranty. Terms and conditions can change anytime by the manufacturer. Additionally, make sure to register the warranty as soon as possible after installation. Some manufacturers give you 60 days and some give you 90 days after installation to register the new system. After that, the manufacturer may not honor any warranty.

Looking at everything, Trane seems to make a good package unit that looks sleek and can be reliable, provided it is installed properly and receives the proper periodic maintenance. I always recommend choosing the best contractor over the brand as installation is super important. If you need help with the buying process see our HVAC Equipment Buyers Guide for more information.

Trane Package Units and Return on Investment

Since Trane offers package units for all varieties of heating and cooling systems the ROI charts will help you determine the efficiency of the system and payback or return on investment.

Gas Furnace Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment (ROI) Factors

Pricing Versus Efficiency Return On Investment
EfficiencyPricing Range for Initial Purchase and Subsequent Repairs outside of WarrantyROI (Return On Investment)
95% AFUE Plus$$$$$5 to 7 years depending on efficiency %*
90% to 95% AFUE$$$7 to 10 years depending on efficiency %*
80% to 90%$Over 10 years*
*Many factors depend on ROI such as house insulation, personal usage preferences, ductwork integrity, and other essential efficiency factors. The furnace AFUE rating is a high factor in the return.

Air Conditioner Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment Factors

Pricing Versus Efficiency Return On Investment
EfficiencyPricing Range for Initial Purchase and Subsequent Repairs outside of WarrantyROI (Return On Investment)
19 SEER Plus$$$$$5 to 7 years depending on efficiency*
15 to 18 SEER$$$7 to 10 years depending on efficiency*
13 to 14 SEER$Over 10 years*
*Many factors depend on ROI such as house insulation, personal usage preferences, duct work integrity, and other basic efficiency factors. SEER level efficiency is very important to ROI. The higher the SEER, the quicker the return.

About Trane

In 1910 James Trane and his son Reuben began manufacturing a low-pressure heating system to heat homes. They have a long history of innovation dating back to its founder and his son including changing the concept of air conditioning for large buildings when in 1938 they introduced the Turbovac which was the HVAC industries first hermetic centrifugal refrigeration machine.

See our other Trane HVAC Reviews - Trane Air Conditioner Reviews | Trane Heat Pump Reviews | Trane Gas Furnace Reviews | and don’t forget to see our Trane Versus others articles in our Buyers Advice Category

For more information on Trane and their latest models and efficiency ratings please see the Trane website.

Package Unit Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Trane Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

  • Trane Warranties as Compared to Other Brands 93% 93%
  • Trane Quality as Compared to Other Brands 95% 95%
  • Consumer Opinion based on Field Experience 77% 77%
  • Trane Efficiency Compared to Other Brands 93% 93%
  • Overall Trane Opinion from a Technical Perspective 89% 89%
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