Trane® Premieres Ascend® Air-To-Water Heat Pump; Announces Redesigned Precedent® Rooftop Units

The Ascend Model ACX® is the first air-to-water pump solution in Trane’s® portfolio; the new generation of Precedent® rooftop units meet the next era of energy efficiency requirements.
Jul 6, 2022 7:00 AM ET
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Trane – by Trane Technologies has released the Ascend® Air-to-Water Heat Pump Model ACX, the first air-to-water pump solution in its portfolio that provides both electric heating and cooling, giving building owners an avenue to pursue decarbonization via electrification.

The model ACX combines chiller and heat pump technology to both heat and cool a building using electricity. The heat pump moves heat using a compressor, rather than simply generating heat, a technique that can make heat pumps up to three times more energy-efficient than other forms of electric heating. Trane’s free Comprehensive Chiller-Heater System” guide, available now for download, provides best practices for configuring reliable, high performing air-to-water heat pump based heating and cooling systems.

“Over 180 cities, more than ten counties, and eight states across the U.S. have goals to power their communities with 100% clean, renewable energy. As the grid gets greener, the need for full electric heating and cooling is growing,” said Dave Molin, Vice President of Trane Product Management, Equipment, Controls and Digital. “Engineers, contractors, and building owners want to lower fossil fuel consumption and reap the efficiency and sustainability benefits of electrified heating and cooling. By joining Trane’s best-in-class chiller expertise with the Ascend air-to-water heat pump, Trane is making electrified heating and cooling a realistic option for customers.”

Trane also announced it is bringing a new generation of Precedent® rooftop units to market. The first models in the redesigned series, the Precedent standard efficiency 6- to 25-ton units, are available now. The units feature various improvements and upgrades that comply with new industry efficiency requirements.

Learn more about the Ascend® Model ACX and the new generation of Precedent® rooftop units here.