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Are Trane HVAC units more reliable than other brands?

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As of 2015, customer review sources vary as to whether Trane HVAC units have superior reliability to other major brands. Most sources agree, however, that Trane products are one of the most desired and reliable brands on the market.

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Trane advertises itself as the most reliable brand available among HVAC products. On Trane's website, the company claims from a 2012 study that it has "the most reliable, longest-lasting and highest quality equipment on the market." According to Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating, a Trane Comfort Specialist provider, Trane was considered the most trusted residential HVAC brand in 2014 among American consumers. ContractAirConditioning.com rated Trane as the number two HVAC brand behind American Standard, emphasizing that Trane builds its products and tests them to ensure they work well in extreme conditions.

Some sources find that Trane is among the top HVAC brands, but not superior to all other brands. An article from May 2013 by Consumer Search found that major manufacturers of air conditioners, such as Trane, Carrier, Lennox and Rheem, delivered about the same degree of reliability. On the other hand, Consumer Search cites that Trane products are known for "lasting the longest and being built the toughest."

WebHVAC.com put the Trane XV at number five among 2015 HVAC brands, behind the Carrier Infinity, Lennox Signature Collection, Bryant Evolution and Maytag iQ Series. Trane is cited as having "quality parts and components" and "an outstanding service record."

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