The History of TRANE

March 21, 2018

The Trane story is a classic American success story that grew into a global one.  In 1931, James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant, began the Trane legacy when he opened his plumbing shop in La Crosse, WI.  Because of the cold winters in Wisconsin, James Trane invented a low pressure heating system he called the “Trane […]

Air Conditioning Myths

February 9, 2018

Refrigerant gets “used up”–One common misconception about refrigerant is that it works like gas in a car and over time it gets used up.  This is wrong.  In reality, your AC system should never need to be refilled with refrigerant.  Refrigerant flows through a closed loop of coils and doesn’t get used up because there’s […]

Heat Pumps and Defrost Cycle

January 15, 2018

A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another in order to maintain a constant temperature.  It can be used for both heating and cooling. A heat pump transfers heat by circulating a refrigerant through a cycle of evaporation and condensation. A compressor pumps the refrigerant […]