The Trane Difference – System Superiority
A Trane comfort system is just that – a system that is completely integrated into a home’s indoor environment, enhancing its livability room by room. Trane builds air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, air handlers, evaporator coils, air cleaners, comfort controls and humidifiers for residential and light commercial applications – products that are efficient to operate, work when they’re supposed to, last for a long time, and provide the ideal home or work environment. Explore the product pages, you’ll discover the many factors that contribute to the Trane difference.
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1. CLIMATE AND REGION
Where you live affects your efficiency
Region and climate matter when finding the right system for your home and saving energy. According to DOE (US Department of Energy) efficiency standards, the same size home located in the southern half of the United States will require a larger capacity air conditioning system than a similar home in the northern half of the United States. Of course, a home located in the northern half of the United States will need a larger heating capacity requirement than a home in the south. The home’s square footage is just one factor, a complete heat-loss/heat-gain calculation should be performed to determine the correct heating and cooling system sizing for your home.
2. YOUR HOME’S CONSTRUCTION
Heating and cooling your home starts with the foundation
Homes with well-insulated windows, doors, walls, roofs, attics, floors, basements, and crawl spaces, along with sealed exterior cracks and seams, typically require less air conditioning and heating capacity than homes that are not well-insulated. Also, if you have a large home, you’ll need larger heating and cooling equipment or even multiple systems — which will cost more.
3. EXISTING DUCTWORK IN YOUR HOME
Your ductwork can maximize comfort and minimize energy use
Ductwork is the air distribution system in your home that directs and delivers heated or cooled air. The duct plays a crucial role in determining how comfortable your home is from room to room. When properly designed and installed, a duct system can maximize comfort and minimize energy use.
4. PROJECT DIFFICULTY
Challenging installations can cost more
It’s the details that will often drive your price higher, but usually they’re worth it to get the job done right. Additional costs will show up when your project is extra challenging. If you have a hard-to-access space for your system, live in a historic home that requires retrofitting, need custom parts or additional accessories, you’ll see your HVAC installation price increase.
Extras can add up to extra comfort
Your cost can also go up by adding on enhancements like climate zones with a ComfortLink™ II Zoning System or a Trane CleanEffects™ air cleaner. These added features mean added comfort and are worth the extra expense. You’ll also pay a little more for a system with a higher SEER rating, but you’ll see savings in your energy bills.