You may have been recently thinking about lowering the cost or finding the best bargain out there for your heating and cooling needs, and we want you to know that we've done a little research for you. To find out which company to go with, it helps to know a little more about these companies, their reputations and their business practices. We've gathered a little bit of information on four of the top providers out there, and we hope that this will help ease some of your questions.
To begin with, the heating and cooling systems provided by Trane are among the best, with over 100 years of tradition. Founded by James Trane in the year of 1885 in Wisconsin, this Norwegian immigrant dealt with the cold winters of the Midwest by inventing a new low-pressure heating system which he referred to as the Trane Vapor Heating System. James’ son Ruben carried on the family tradition by inventing the convector radiator in 1923 and was a pioneer in this field. The Trane Company has outfitted large buildings with air-conditioning systems which are an earmark for the industry. Included in this worldwide expanse are the industries such as; hospitals, high tech manufacturing plants, nursing homes, hospitals, and restaurants.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has awarded Trane with the "Best of the Best" commendation for the innovative product that they call the CenTraVac®. Considered to be one of the most energy efficient systems available for large buildings anywhere, this product has revolutionized the heating and air-conditioning world and has set a benchmark for excellence. Trane systems can be found the world over. Trane now sells residential cooling, heating and ventilation systems in the North American market at a rate of one unit, for every minute, of every day!
Another big contender is Carrier Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Solutions. Founded in 1902, Carrier has been on the mission to provide its customers with cool relief in the summertime and the ability to warm them in the wintertime. Located in Connecticut, Carrier boasts employment to 45,000 persons in 170+ countries around the world. This company's state-of-the-art systems include; ventilators, heating and cooling products, thermostats, and heat pumps.
Carrier is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the United Technologies Corporation and was founded on the principles of commitment to its customers and the innovation of its products. Ensuring that the proper safeguard methods are utilized when transporting global food supplies, this company is able to control harmful pollutants, bacteria, allergens, and humidity. Carrier Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Solutions is steadfast in its core of values for its customers and is committed to:
- customer care -- listening to the customer and responding to their needs
- performance -- continuously growing its resources and assets
- innovation -- research and development of fresh ideas
- employee development -- providing a wide range of diversity in individuals and their respective cultures
- business practices -- maintaining the highest of ethical standards in the workplace
The third company in our list is called Lennox. This home heating, air-quality systems, and cooling provider has been around since 1895. Lennox has a long history of commitment to research and development in its many laboratories. This company has over 6,000 full-service dealerships around the world and is committed to protecting the global environment. Advanced technology for delivering high energy efficiency is one of the trademarks for Lenox products. The company has been awarded the Energy Star four times. Lennox has also been selected (as the first and only company) by the US EPA and the Department of Energy, as recipients of the Manufacturing Partner of the Year Awards.
Last, but certainly not least, is the heating and air-conditioning company American Standard. Dating back to the late 1880s, this company was one of the pioneers for affordable and clean heating for the home. Functionality in an elegant setting, has been American Standard’s trademark over the years. From their ingenuity in designing cast-iron radiators, to the first built-in bathtubs many years ago, American Standard remains committed to providing quality products with award-winning service. In its heating sector, American Standard has revolutionized energy efficiency by collecting temperature data from the thermostat and then calculating its own heating cycle. This aspect is superior to the on-again, off-again wasteful cycle of older models. Because of the recent passage of the Economic Stimulus Bill, purchasing certain types of American Standard HVAC systems will earn you a tax credit until December 31, 2010.