Many factors can influence the potential savings on your energy
consumption, including efficiency rating, lifestyle and having the
right-sized system for your home.
When properly selected, higher efficiency Trane matched systems give
you improved comfort at reduced operating costs by using fewer energy
resources. With a proper load calculation for the right-sized system
and one of Trane’s many high-efficiency products that meet or exceed
ENERGY STAR guidelines, you can keep your utility bills down and
reduce energy costs.
Remember that the higher the efficiency rating, the greater the
energy savings. All Trane split system air conditioner and heat pump
matched systems with a SEER of 14.5 or above, 12 EER, or HSPF of 8.2
or above and all Trane gas furnaces with an AFUE of 90% or above meet
or exceed the minimum efficiency required by the EPA for ENERGY STAR recognition.
Trane helps you identify higher-efficiency products with an ENERGY
STAR logo on the product’s nameplate.
PROPER LOAD CALCULATION
Another vital step to getting a more efficient Trane matched system
for your home is to have your independent Trane dealer conduct a load
calculation. Most homes today are heated and cooled by units that are
too big for the home—others are too small. When an air conditioner or
heat pump system is not the proper size (capacity) for a home, an
array of problems can result. Temperatures might be uneven. Units
might not run long enough to properly control humidity. You may have
more maintenance problems over time. And the money you think you might
be saving may be reduced, because with units that are too big, you’re
essentially paying to heat or cool space that isn’t there.
Along with a proper load calculation from your independent Trane
dealer—who accurately calculates the right size system for your
home—we design all our products in a variety of capacity sizes to make
sure that each one works as intended.
THE BENEFITS OF CONSERVING ENERGY
Household energy use contributes to air pollution, including 20% of
all U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide. It also accounts for 26% of all
U.S. emissions of sulfur dioxide and 15% of nitrogen oxides. By
reducing your personal energy use, using more energy-efficient
appliances and heating and cooling equipment, and constructing more
energy-efficient homes, we can reduce pollution and save energy at the
REGULAR SEASONAL MAINTENANCE
Have your local Trane dealer perform preventative maintenance before
the summer cooling and winter heating seasons begin. Asking a
professional to check your system will increase the life of the
system, improve energy efficiency, reduce pollutants and save money.
A dirty furnace filter can restrict airflow and increase energy use
in your home. Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated and properly
adjusted can save about 5 percent on heating costs. To increase the
efficiency of your furnace, replace or clean filters once a month
during operating seasons.