Trane Air Handler Price, Review and Buying Guide

Trane air handlers are among the most popular in the industry, mostly installed to support Trane heat pumps and central air conditioners but suitable for use with other brands too.

By the way, if you’re unfamiliar with the purpose and functionality of an air handler, our Air Handler Buying Guide will prove to be a helpful introduction.

Introduction to Trane Air Handlers

Air handlers or air handler units (AHU) are sometimes called fan coils or fan coil units (FCU). Trane makes a complete lineup with from premium communicating system air handlers to more affordable, basic performance air handlers.

This table lists the current Trane air handler models and their important features.

ModelCommunicatingBlower SpeedCapacity/BTUHCoilsSystem Options
Hyperion TAM9ComfortLink IIVariable24,000-61,000AluminumHydronic, electric
Hyperion TAM8ComfortLink IIVariable24,000-60,000AluminumHydronic, electric
TEM 8ComfortLink IIVariable24,000-60,000AluminumElectric
TAM7NoVariable24,000-60,000AluminumHydronic, electric
TEM 6NoVariable24,000-60,000AluminumElectric
TAM4NoVariable18,000-60,000AluminumHydronic, electric
TEM 4NoMulti18,000-60,000AluminumElectric
TEM 3NoMulti18,000-60,000AluminumElectric
GAF2NoVariable18,000-36,000AluminumHydronic, electric
GAM2NoVariable18,000-60,000AluminumHydronic, electric
GAM5NoVariable18,000-60,000AluminumHydronic, electric
GAT2NoVariable42,000-60,000AluminumHydronic, electric
TMM5NoSingle24,000-36,000Copper & aluminumNone
TMM4NoSingle18,000-36,000Copper & aluminumNone


1). System options: All Trane air handlers support AC and heat pump systems. Some, as noted in the System Options column, support additional heating and cooling types. Hydronic systems are systems in which heat transfers into the air handler through a water-to-air heat exchanger. Electric systems are backup 5kW to 20kW heat strips installed inside the air handler cabinet to provide occasional heat in warm climates and emergency heat in cold climates.

2). Communicating thermostats/controls: The communicating air handlers must be installed with a communicating control for compatibility because the wiring is different than for standard thermostat controls. Trane’s communicating thermostats are the Trane ComfortLink II XL850/950/1050 Wi-Fi connected controls with built-in Nexia Bridge home automation control.

3). BTUH/Tons: As you shop for air handlers/fan coils, you will also see capacity listed in tons, and older measurement. Each ton is equivalent to 12,000 BTUH. By that standard, Trane makes air handlers in a range from 1.5 to 5.0 tons, as do most major manufacturers. The rating refers to the amount of heat the unit’s coil can remove (AC-mode) or produce (heat mode) per hour.

Trane Air Handlers Features Analysis

Trane’s communicating air handlers work with the Trane ComfortLink II communicating system. It is one of the most dependable and highly rated in the industry. It coordinates system components to optimize efficiency and performance while providing the earliest possible warning of the need to change the air filter or schedule maintenance.

The Trane Hyperion air handlers include 14 industry-exclusive patents to place them among the most technologically advanced and unique in the industry.

Refrigerator-style insulation in the Hyperion cabinets is enclosed, so there are no exposed insulation fibers. The result is insulation that significantly reduces sweating during AC modes and eliminates condensation that can produce corrosion.

All Trane air handler models are equipped with a polymer drain pan to eliminate corrosion and leak concerns.

Trane Air Handler (Fan Coil Unit) Prices by Models

Trane is a premium brand. That means high-quality components and construction, but it also comes with a price tag that is higher than the industry average. The cost range for each unit reflects the capacity range and the performance features.

If you’d like to compare air handler prices from the top brands, please see our buying guides to these brands, complete with the kind of information you see here for Trane:

Trane Fan Coils Models
Unit Price
Unit with Installed
Hyperion TAM9  $1,275
$1,475 to $2,350
Hyperion TAM8  $1,165
$1,365 to $2,300
TEM 8  $1,085
$1,285 to $2,235
Hyperion TAM7  $1,050
$1,250 to $2,165
TEM 6  $935
$1,135 to $2,025
Hyperion TAM4  $1,000
$1,200 to $2,100
TEM4/TEM3  $725 $925 to $1,700
GAF2/GAM2 $875 $1,075 to $1,555
GAM5 $935 $1,135 to $2,000
GAT2 $1,265 $1,465 to $1,935
TMM5 $700 $900 to $1,075
TMM4 $585 $785 to $995

Note: The Above cost is based on 3 ton air handler unit.

These Trane air handler prices are for the unit only. Expect to get estimates in the range of $1,200 to $1,800 to install the air handler. Installation in zoned systems takes longer to properly tune the air handler to deliver the right amount of air to each zone, so installation might exceed $1,800.

Trane Air Handler (Fan Coil Unit) Prices by Size

Air Handler Size
Home Size
Unit Only
System Installed
1.5 ton 600-1000 sf $745
$900 to $1,865
2 ton 1001-1300 sf $880
$1,030 to $1,995
2.5 ton 1301-1600 sf $950
$1,150 to $2,065
3 ton 1601-1900 sf $1,050
$1,250 to $2,165
3.5 ton 1901-2200 sf $1,180 $1,380 to $2,290
4 ton 2201-2600 sf $1,350 $1,590 to $2,420
5 ton 2601-3200 sf $1,590 $1,800 to $2,680

Note: The Above cost is based on Trane Hyperion TAM7 model.

How to Get the Best Trane Air Handler Prices

Making it your top priority to get the lowest price on installation could lead to problems. Cheap contractors often cut corners or don’t size the unit properly, and these issues lead to mechanical failure and a house that isn’t as comfortable as it should be.

Firstly, When you looking for the best deals for air handler, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for residential HVAC project.

  • So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
  • Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates.
  • Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates for you local contractor, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.

At last, once you chose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: Homeowners Tactics When Negotiating with HVAC Dealer to get the final best price.

Written by

Rene has worked 10 years in the HVAC field and now is the Senior Comfort Specialist for PICKHVAC. He holds an HVAC associate degree from Lone Star College and EPA & R-410A Certifications.

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