Thermal Comfort

Create an indoor atmosphere that’s comfortable and stimulating while balancing your energy efficiency and sustainability needs.

Comfort is personal.

People may experience the same room temperature slightly differently. One person might feel too warm. Another too cold. Perceptions are influenced by age, the season, clothing—and whether a person is seated near a sunny window or directly under an AC vent. When the right HVAC equipment and control strategies are in place, everyone can feel more comfortable.

Understanding the symptoms and causes of discomfort.

When people are uncomfortable in your building, you’re going to hear about it. You will feel it in the bottom line and other outcomes, too. Multiple studies have shown that the more comfortable people are, the more productive they become.1 Finding the root cause of discomfort is the first step to resolving it.  Is temperature the cause, or is humidity to blame? Are there enough sensors in the room? Trane has a deep expertise in understanding the dynamics between buildings, systems and people that influence comfort.

How to make buildings better for everyone.

Managing temperature and humidity holistically is key to maintaining comfort and healthy indoor air quality. Trane offers thermal and humidity management solutions for any building. Today’s advanced HVAC systems make it possible to carefully manage comfort for individual satisfaction, while maintaining the building’s economic efficiency.  Beyond installation, Trane’s integrated system controls place everyday comfort management wherever you want it—with enterprise managers, building managers, and even individual tenants.

Comfort is the heart of Trane.

Every human being is unique. Every building can do a better job of keeping each person more comfortable and productive. With our holistic portfolio of equipment and controls, and a nationwide service organization, Trane is managing comfort for the well-being of people, in harmony with goals for cost efficiency and the environment.


1 “Indoor Climate and Productivity in Offices”. Vol. 6. REHVA Guidebooks 6. Brussels, Belgium: REHVA 2006. And “Effects of Moderate Heat Stress on Mental Performance”, Studies in Environmental Science, Elsevier, 5 (4), pp. 251–267, 1981.

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