Following successful laboratory testing, company begins field testing stage
Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator, has surpassed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements for the Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump (CCHP) Challenge for high-efficiency heating in freezing temperatures. After outperforming in laboratory tests in extremely cold temperatures, the Trane® high-efficiency, cold climate heat pump will begin field trials this month.
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It snows every week in Tyler, Texas! The Systems Extreme Environmental Test (SEET) room at the Tyler, Texas Trane® manufacturing facility provides an ideal, controlled environment for simulating extreme weather conditions, allowing technicians and engineers to put heat pumps and AC systems through thousands of hours of continuous testing – while measuring and managing quality and performance. The foundation for Trane’s Cold Climate Heat Pump challenge prototype was tested in the SEET room, ahead of outperforming tests at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Lab Facility. (Photo: Business Wire)
“As a sustainability leader, we relentlessly innovate to develop high-efficiency heat pumps and other sustainable solutions that transition away from fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions,” said Jason Bingham, president of Residential HVAC, Trane Technologies. “We’re excited to move to the next phase of the DOE challenge. As more and more homeowners choose sustainable solutions like heat pumps, we look forward to helping them take advantage of new clean energy tax credits and rebates available through the Inflation Reduction Act.”
When tested at the DOE’s lab, Trane’s CCHP prototype performed in temperatures as low as negative 23 degrees Fahrenheit, surpassing the mandatory negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit DOE requirement.
“When tested at the Oak Ridge National Lab Facility, our prototype pushed the limits of the testing with high performance even as temperatures moved beyond the trial scope. To stop this Trane unit, they had to manually cut the power,” said Katie Davis, vice president of engineering and technology, Residential HVAC, Trane Technologies. “We are excited to conduct field testing with this heat pump and keep families warm while supporting a more sustainable future. It’s hard to stop a Trane!”
Until this new technology is available, the company continues to offer the most efficient options available today including heat pumps, more environmentally minded furnaces, and the pairing of the two in dual fuel systems.
Through bold, industry-leading action, Trane Technologies is creating efficient and sustainable comfort solutions and advancing its 2030 Sustainability Commitments, including the company’s Gigaton Challenge – the largest validated science-based climate commitment related to product use emissions, which pledges to reduce one billion metric tons (one gigaton) of greenhouse gas emissions from customers’ carbon footprints by 2030.
About Trane Technologies
Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our environmentally responsible portfolio of products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes, and transportation. Learn more at tranetechologies.com.
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Trane Technologies has surpassed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements for the Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump Challenge for high-efficiency heating in freezing temperatures, after outperforming tests at the DOE's Oak Ridge National Lab Facility.