A heat pump, as part of a central heating and cooling system, uses the outside air to both heat a home in winter and cool it in summer.

WHAT IS A HEAT PUMP?

Technically, a heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a controlled space. Installation for this type of system typically consists of two parts: an indoor unit called an air handler and an outdoor unit similar to a central air conditioner, but referred to as a heat pump. A compressor circulates refrigerant that absorbs and releases heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor units.

HOW DOES A HEAT PUMP WORK?

Think of a heat pump as a heat transporter constantly moving warm air from one place to another, to where its needed or not needed, depending on the season. Even in air that's seems too cold, heat energy is present. When it's cold outside a heat pump extracts this outside heat and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home.

One advantage of a heat pump is that it moves heat instead of generating heat, giving you more energy efficiency. Also, it is powered by electricity, so you can save substantially on fuel consumption. For example, a Trane XL20i heat pump is among the HVAC industry’s most efficient, with a rating up to 19.00 SEER and 9.00 HSPF.

Note that heat pumps are best for moderate climates, and a supplemental heating source may be needed for lower temperatures. As a year-round solution for home comfort, Trane heat pumps can become a key part of your matched system. An independent Trane dealer can help you decide if a heat pump system is right for you.

XV20i VARIABLE SPEED

The XV20i variable speed heat pump system can both heat and cool your home efficiently, while simultaneously creating a clean and comfortable environment in your home.

  • Up to 20.00 SEER/10.00 HSPF
  • Quietest sound rating at 54 dB
  • Next level humidity control
  • Most comfortable and efficient

XV18

One of the industry’s most reliable heat pump units, the XV18 variable speed system has been tested to stand up to the elements, while running as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. This system gives you peace of mind while lowering heating and cooling costs in your home.

  • Up to 18 SEER/10 HSPF
  • Precision comfort to 1/2°
  • Enhanced humidity control
  • Quiet and comfortable

XR17

The heating and cooling reliability you expect from Trane and the energy efficiency you deserve can be found in our XR17 two-stage electric heat pump. The XR17 offers up to an 18 SEER rating when matched with Trane variable speed air handlers, furnaces and Comfort Coils™.

  • Up to 18 SEER and up to 9.5 HSPF
  • Two-stage compressor
  • Very Quiet
  • Comfortable and efficient

XR14

These energy-efficient heat pumps are extreme-weather tested and packed with innovative Trane technology. With the XR14 heat pump, heating and cooling is quieter and more affordable than other methods, and meet new federal regulations.

  • Up to 14.50 SEER/8.50 HSPF
  • Durable Construction
  • Comfortable and efficient
  • Very Quiet