Most companies throw the term “energy efficient” around, but Trane, Warner Service’s preferred heating and cooling partner understands what it means to be truly productive and economical. Here’s why choosing Trane energy technologies is one of the best ways to achieve greater energy efficiency:
- Refrigerant is considered carefully. In 1987, the Montreal Protocol, the first environmental treaty, was adopted to restrict the production, consumption, and trade of harmful substances in order to protect the rapidly depleting ozone layer.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a class of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine that are typically used in aerosol propellants and refrigerants for central air conditioners, had the most significant, direct impact on ozone-layer depletion.
As a result, a class of developed countries, including the United States of America, abandoned the production of CFCs by the end of 1995. The substance was replaced by hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a large group of compounds with a close structure to CFCs, but including one or more hydrogen atoms.
HCFCs were later restricted by the Montreal Protocol and are to be phased out entirely from outdated central ac units and refrigeration equipment by 2040, according to Daikin, a global air conditioner manufacturing company.
In an effort to help the Montreal Protocol, Trane noticed that “almost 74 percent of HVAC systems have an improper amount of refrigerant, which...impact” the environment negatively.
Trane uses R-123, a low-pressure, high-efficiency refrigerant, as an alternative to HCFCs. According to Trane’s brochure, “the United States Green Building Council supports the use of R-123” on conditions following LEED certifications.
While R-123 is currently the best environmental choice for refrigerant, Trane continues "to evaluate alternative refrigerants as they become available. Our chillers will continue to use whatever refrigerant delivers the lowest environmental impact.”
- HVAC products offer the correct airflow. Indoor air quality is a principal concern for global conservation efforts, including ozone-layer depletion. Subsequently, poor indoor air quality is caused by inadequate airflow, dirty air filters, and inefficient, worn-out heating causing the depletion.
Trane noticed that “70 percent of HVAC systems do not have the correct airflow, which impacts energy efficiency, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),” but “many of Trane’s high-efficiency air conditioner meet the [federal] ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.”
“All Trane split-system air conditioner and heat pump matched systems with a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of 14.5 or above,” according to their website.
Also, all Trane gas furnaces have an Annual Fuel Use Efficiency (AFUE) of 90 percent or above that meets or exceeds the minimum efficiency required by the EPA for ENERGY STAR recognition. A greater energy efficiency rating will lead to exceptional energy savings and maximum efficiency.
- Trane CleanEffects™ is unbeatable. In order to improve the global environment, it starts in your home. According to their website, “Trane CleanEffects™ is an effective, whole-house air cleaner [that reduces] the presence of asthma and allergy attack triggers in your home.”
BioMed Central Journal, an independent publishing house that provides access to peer-reviewed biomedical research, proved that Trane CleanEffects™ reduced triggers for allergies and asthma by removing up to 99.98% of allergens and pathogens from the air filters.
Trane explains that the pre-filter traps larger allergen and pathogen particles that circulate through the HVAC system. The CleanEffects field charger charges and catches smaller particles, and then it captures the smallest particles — down to .1 micron in size.
With cleaner indoor air quality, your home’s HVAC system also works more efficiently, leading to fewer repairs, replacements, reduced energy consumption, and lower monthly utility bills.
As one of the most environmentally conscious (and most trusted) brands in heating and cooling, Trane is Warner Service’s choice partner in high-efficiency systems. Contact us today.