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Thread: American Standard is Trane?
05-04-2012, 08:26 PM #1New Guest
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American Standard is Trane?
Person told me the a older 6-7 yr old Heat Pump, that has American Standard was indeed a Trane.
I have a 21 yr old Trane and it says just that on Front, it is a 1100 type 5 ton.
Was the American Standard built by Trane Company?
Just sounds Odd.
The guy is odd, so I am asking here, where people know these things.
Thanks for any help.
05-04-2012, 08:36 PM #2
In 1982, Trane bought the A/C division of GE. In 1984 American Standard bought Trane. In the late 2000s, the name of the company was changed from AS to Trane then immediately sold to Ingersoll Rand. So now both brands are Ingersoll Rand products. Most products between the 2 brands are identical. Only difference is the cosmetics of the deluxe air conditioners. Under the hood, they are the same.
05-04-2012, 08:51 PM #3Professional Member*
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My colleague is very correct as usual. The major differences occur with their offerings at the large commercial and industrial level. Everything above 25 tons (I believe) is branded as Trane.
For residential systems, they are the same.
05-04-2012, 10:45 PM #4New Guest
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Just the outer shell has the AM on display.
I was miffed that he said this,seeing plain in view that it was not as the same upper front right named as my 5ton, as Trane 1100. Plain to see AM in center on the one he gave me.
I was told how to decipher the model # to show the Ton and so I can tell it is the 5 ton I am looking for.
I can then use this one, in case Ours goes south.
I think ours is somewhere between 21-25yrs old now and we had the insides replaced already, do to extreme leaking. I had to fix, then replace the motor Fan already a few yrs back, having only 4 yrs on it.
It started thumping and squeaking, I took it out, put some screws in the blades and fixed it for 2 yrs. Then it came back and started Thumping do to weight,imbalance I am sure. Screws here and there are not good.
It did work, but then 2yrs gave up.
I went to local supply and 35 bucks, put a new one in.
Seeing it also was not correctly set in the housing centered. It was set in about 3/4-1 inch to far to 1 side and that was why the blower fan had started squeaking in the first place, then started the fins to come apart/loose.
THANKS AND THANKS gain to confirm that it is SO and that the Goofball is not stupid as well.
He seemed pretty sure and so I did not question him. He has been around for a while, dealing with these common Texas things.
I do Building, BUT nothing like AC unit stuff. I can switch parts, BUT a long shot from knowing about all the details. I do not have gear to check things either. I can put it all together, BUT after that, Nope, no clue how to make it all work together.
I can fabricate a Mean Granite Counter Top of slab, and Marble the baths up, but heavy electrical and this Heat/Air? got me for sure.
He gave me his Parents 6 yr old 5 ton, so I can have a way out, if mine goes belly up.
His parents replaces 3 units on there Very large home. I think a 5 and a couple 2 ton'ers?
Thanks for the help.
If something comes up, it is GREAT TO KNOW you all are out here to ask basic questions.
If it gets tough, I am having a real AC guy round the corner, come over. He has 35 years in it and can help in a pinch. He has had Cancer and can not do big projects, but help he can. Maybe show me the way. I am 48 and have some tools,do plumbing and tinker, so? who knows from there. 30 years in trades, I can at least know where to write.
Thanks you all VERY MUCH !!
VERY BEST to you all and yours,