Questions & Answers

How can I save on my energy bill?

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 air conditioners 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 high-efficiency products that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR guidelines, you can keep your utility bills down and reduce energy costs.

Choose the right set-point

The set-point is the temperature your AC works to maintain inside the room. Usually set via the remote, the set-point is key to how efficiently your AC operates. A low set-point in summers means that the AC has to work very hard to bring the room temperature down or work very inefficiently. Studies have shown that increasing the set-point by just one degree in summers – from 22 to 23 degrees for instance – reduces power consumption by up to 10%. Incidentally, a push of a button (Trane mode) on the Interactive Remote of your Trane AC automatically sets your AC to operate at the most optimal set-point. So you don’t have to compromise on comfort for efficiency and savings.

Efficiency Rating

Remember that the higher the efficiency rating, the greater the energy savings. Trane helps you identify higher-efficiency products with the help of BEE’s Star Rating labels.

Proper Load Calculation

Another vital step to getting a more efficient Trane air conditioner for your home is to have your Trane dealer conduct load calculations. Most homes today are cooled by units that are too big, others are too small. When an air conditioner 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 cool space that isn’t there.

Along with a proper load calculation from your 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 a large contribution to emissions of carbon dioxide. It also contributes to emissions of sulfur dioxide and 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 same time.

Regular Seasonal Maintenance

Have your local Trane dealer perform preventative maintenance before the summer cooling season begins. Asking a professional to check your system will increase the life of the system, improve energy efficiency, reduce pollutants and save money.

A dirty filter alone can restrict airflow and increase energy use in your home. Keeping your air conditioning system clean, lubricated and properly adjusted can help save on energy costs.

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