What is FER?
Fan Energy Rating
What is FER for?
FER is a federal regulation that sets a minimum airflow efficiency standard for residential furnace fans and gas packaged units. These new guidelines are in place to encourage energy efficiency and help the environment.
What will FER standards accomplish?
The US Department of Energy (DOE) predicts the new standard for furnace fans will:
- Save approximately 3.99 quads of energy.
- Reduce carbon pollution by up to 34 million metric tons (equivalent to the electricity use of 4.7 million homes).
- Save Americans more than 9 billion in home electric bills through 2030.
How does this affect new Trane Furnaces?
Trane engineers made several new, efficiency-boosting alterations to our furnace lineup in order to ensure FER compliance. These alterations included a transition to all ECM blower motors, utilization of our exclusive VorticaTM II blower design, incorporation of higher horsepower motors, and larger blower housings to name a few. These changes can be seen throughout our FER-compliant S-Series lineup.