Brands We Work With
Trane was founded by a Norwegian immigrant, James Trane. James opened his plumbing shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1885. With the cold Wisconsin winters as his inspiration, James invented a new low-pressure heating system. James’ son, Reuban, invented the convector radiator in 1923. These inventions were only the beginning of the inventive spirit that soon became the Trane reputation.
Trane became an air conditioning pioneer in the 1930s and even won the “Best of the Best” Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its energy efficient systems. In 1984 Trane was acquired by American Standard Companies, and in 2008, Ingersoll Rand acquired Trane. Other well-known brands that are part of the Ingersoll Rand family include Schlage, Thermo-King, Club Car, Hussmann and Ingersoll Rand.
While other manufacturers build their products from the same “pool” of parts available to anyone, Trane designs their own products down to the smallest detail and tests them for reliability. Trane will push thier parts well beyond the industry standards, making sure they match the reliability people expect when they own a Trane.
Ameristar, like Trane, is an Ingersoll Rand company, so you know that they are reliable and dependable!
Ameristar air conditioners and heat pumps can help meet your heating and cooling needs while staying within your budget. Ameristar air conditioning units cool your home quietly and effectively. If you purchase an Ameristar heat pump, it will remove heat when it’s warm and add heat when it’s cool.
Designed with value in mind, an Ameristar furnace uses natural gas or propane to keep your home warm during the winter and will circulate cooled air to every room in the summer, keeping you comfortable year‑round.
Aprilaire is all about indoor air quality. Aprilaire has been a brand leader in the indoor air quality industry since 1938. The company designs, develops, manufactures and distributes whole home indoor air quality products that provide comfort, health, energy efficiency, and the protection and preservation of the home.
Aprilaire also manufactures whole-home humidifiers to automatically adjust and ensure the optimum level of indoor humidification, and whole-home dehumidifiers to control moisture levels throughout the whole home in order to sustain a more healthy and comfortable indoor environment.
As a leader in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) accessories industry, Aprilaire is able to work closely with industry associations such as the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). These affiliations allow Aprilaire to remain on top of industry standards and testing procedures.
Honeywell can trace its roots back to 1885, when an inventor named Albert Butz patented the furnace regulator and alarm. He formed the Butz Thermo-Electric Regulator Co., Minneapolis, on April 23, 1886, and a few weeks later invented a simple, yet ingenious device that he called the “damper flapper.” In 1904, a young engineer named Mark Honeywell was perfecting the heat generator as part of his plumbing and heating business. Two years later, he formed the Honeywell Heating Specialty Co. Incorporated, specializing in hot water heat generators. In 1927, Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company and Honeywell Heating Specialty Co. merged.
Honeywell is now a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. Honeywell was selected as one of 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, an international think-tank dedicated to advancement of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.
You can enjoy the quality, dependability and intelligence of Honeywell’s products in your home. From their Whole-House Media Air Cleaner, which will capture up to 96% of airborne particles to their feature packed thermostats.