There are a few things you can keep in mind when shopping for new appliances or a new air conditioning system that could help you take control of the electric bill in
your home. Over 60% of the energy used in the typical household goes to heating and cooling. This can be reduced with a system that is more energy efficient.
There are also tools available such as Heat Load Calculations that take into
account your home and let you know where the potential savings could be found. More information on this can be found by calling us: 239-596-5855. Below are
some explanations into the terms that equal savings.
Higher SEER ratings
In January 2006, the Department of Energy increased the minimum SEER from
10 to 13. SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) indicates the efficiencies of
different types of equipment. The majority of systems installed before 1992 are
10 SEER or below and will continue to drop in efficiency as the systems age.
Not only do Trane systems meet the government standard; in many cases, they
exceed it. The chart below shows you the possible savings over an 8 SEER system
when you install higher efficiency Trane matched systems.
What size system is the most efficient?
Another vital step toward maximizing the efficiency of your 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
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 sizes to make sure that each one works as
Look for the ENERGY STAR™ label
Many of Trane's high-efficiency products meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines for
energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR is a voluntary awareness, communications and
marketing campaign developed by the U.S. Department of Energy and the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 to promote energy efficiency.
Trane has partnered with the EPA to label our high-efficiency systems with the
ENERGY STAR logo so homeowners can easily identify those higher-efficiency
products that can help reduce pollution problems.