Trane Furnace Ignitors
Trane manufactures air conditioners, heat pumps, thermostats, furnaces, coils, and boilers. It has manufacturing
plants around the globe including in the USA, China, Taiwan, England, Egypt, France and Brazil. In 2008,
Ingersoll Rand acquired Trane Inc. for $10 billion.
Replacement silicon carbide and silicon nitride hot surface ignitors for Trane equipment are available through
parts vendors for approximately $45 and replacement kits can be bought for $53. Owners should have the furnace
model number handy as not all units require the same ignitors.
James Trane, and later son Rueben Trane, built the family business into an international empire. The elder Trane
settled in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1864 and worked as a plumber and steam fitter in his own plumbing business. In
1913, he and his son incorporated the Trane Company to focus on heating systems and eventually got out of the
plumbing business altogether. The company had manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, and
In 1984, Trane was purchased by American Standard, Inc. of New York. In 1988, in a bid to fight off a hostile
takeover by Black & Decker, American Standard shareholders accepted an offer of $3 billion by Kelso &
Company. In 2003, American Standard's revenues reached $8.6 billion with Trane representing nearly 60 percent or
$5 billion. It is now a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand Corporation.
As of May 2009, Trane offers a manufacturer's limited warranty with a lifetime-limited warranty on heat exchangers
and ten-year limited warranty on internal functional parts. If the furnace is not registered within three months
of installation, Trane's base limited warranty will apply. Optional extended warranties are also offered by Trane
for units that are newer than five years which cover labor and other costs not covered by Trane's manufacturer
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