We live in a world where more people are demanding air conditioned homes and buildings while the cost of energy and concern for the environment are surging. In addition to making people comfortable, conditioned air is essential to the operations of our customers in high-tech manufacturing, hospitals, food processing and many other industries. Trane is a world leader in providing systems, services and solutions responsive to all these modern realities, while delivering maximum energy efficiency. We’re big in big buildings
Large commercial systems designed, manufactured and maintained by Trane provide the heating, ventilation and air conditioning for prominent buildings on every continent. We custom design solutions for each building and our substantial services business gives us the resources to partner with each customer for the life of a building. You can find Trane systems working behind the scenes to provide a comfortable environment for office workers in Beijing’s World Trade Center complex, audiences at Milan’s famous La Scala opera house, baseball fans in Toronto’s Skydome and even tourists visiting the Washington Monument.
As a leader in green building technology, Trane custom designs building systems that operate with maximum energy efficiency. This is what customers want and the environment needs. Our commitment to clean air extends from the air people breathe in our customers’ buildings to the air those buildings emit into the atmosphere.
In 2007 Trane was selected to join the Clinton Climate initiative, a team of business and government partners assembled by former U.S. President Bill Clinton to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 40 of the world’s largest cities.
Trane has long been the world’s largest producer of the massive chillers in commercial air conditioning systems. But our industry leadership today is based on the comprehensive systems we design to accommodate the specific needs of our customers’ buildings, complete with sophisticated controls as well as chillers, all supported with Trane parts and services.
We’re welcome in homes
The same commitments to customer service, high-performance systems and clean air also make us a leader in premium residential air conditioning systems. We market those systems in North America under the Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning brands. These brands offer high-quality, energy-efficient systems and services for homes and light commercial buildings. Our American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning line is the fastest growing premium brand in the industry.
In the interest of combining air comfort with air purity, we make whole-house air filtration systems that remove up to 99.98 percent of particles and allergens from the air in your home. Professors from the Harvard School of Public Health verified that these filtration systems are 1,000 times more effective than a standard one-inch filter. Technology like that makes Trane the residential market’s leader in indoor air quality, a leadership position we’re committed to keeping.
The Trane brand is the most recognized, most frequently considered and most highly rated brand of residential heating, cooling and ventilation.
Within the North American market, homeowners buy our Trane and American Standard residential systems at a rate that averages out to one sale every minute of every day. That’s a vote of confidence in us.
Our efforts to earn that confidence begin in the design labs and manufacturing sites where our residential systems are created. And that confidence is reinforced when we sit down at a customer’s kitchen table to make sure the system we help them select will not only meet but exceed their expectations for comfort and energy-efficiency.
This post was written by Luis | January 4, 2018
Before we start answering this question, take a close look at your air conditioner unit. Do you think that it looks outdated? Is you AC unit older than 10 years? If the answer to these questions is affirmative then it might be a good idea to consider upgrade. Upgrading any electric device especially air conditioning system might sound expensive and complicated, but the fact is that this is a great investment that will pay off in the near future. Now let’s see how we can tell whether upgrading your AC unit is a good idea.
When is the right time to upgrade the AC unit?
From time to time, the air conditioning system must be repaired or cleaned. This is part of the regular maintenance and that’s it. However, this maintenance cannot prevent the inevitable crashes and problems. These are some of the obvious signs that your AC unit must be upgraded:
– Your AC unit is more than a decade old
Even if you have taken proper care of your air conditioning system, an AC unit that is more than a decade old cannot function as efficient as it worked when it was new.
– You have noticed increased energy bills
An AC unit that is old is less efficient and you will need more power and use it more frequently in order to get the temperature that you want. Of course, this situation will affect your energy bills.
– The AC unit you have is breaking down frequently
No matter how much you love your old air conditioning system it is the best idea to upgrade it when you notice that the problems occur very frequently. In this way you will save money.
– The thermostat that you have doesn’t do the job anymore
Modern thermostats are significantly different than 10 years ago. Manufacturers are using the latest technology in their production and they come with many interesting features. With their help you can set the AC to work with less energy when you are out of your home. This is something that you can’t do with your old thermostat.
– You don’t feel comfortable in your home
Is there a reason to use your AC unit if it doesn’t fulfill its basic feature? In case you notice that your home I very humid and that there is a huge difference between the temperature in different rooms, it is probably the best time to upgrade your AC system.
What advantages can we expect if we upgrade the AC?
There is more than one advantage of this type of upgrade. First and foremost you will find that there are many different AC installation and upgrade options and you can easily find one that won’t affect your budget. If you upgrade your air conditioning system you will also reduce energy bills, feel better in your home and avoid dust and mites. Finally, you will get a modern thermostat that will allow you to tailor the temperature to your needs.
This post was written by Luis | October 5, 2017
ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) have a new website feature helps contractors and Consumers Find Energy Efficiency Incentives – this wonderful page is worth a look here is the link: http://www.acca.org/consumer/dsire
FP&L (Florida Power & Light) Residential A/C Rebate Schedule link:
Updated 04/26/12: The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to hear testimony today on various bills to extend the tax incentives that expired at the end of 2011 or will expire at the end of this year.
According to the Joint Tax Committee, there are approximately 70 tax incentives eligible for extension by Congress, many of them are targeted to help small business owners make capital investments in their businesses.
Members of the Congress will have the opportunity to testify in support of legislation to extend expiring tax provisions they have introduced or co-sponsored legislation this year. There is expected to be discussion of extending the tax credit for the installing higher efficiency HVAC equipment (Section 25C), construction of energy efficient homes (Section 45L), the 15 year straight line depreciation for qualified improvements to leasehold, restaurants, and retail buildings (Section 168), bonus depreciation for small businesses (Section 168), and increased expensing allowance to $500,000/$2,000,000 and expansion of Section 179.
As a member of the Residential Energy Efficient Tax Credit Industry Coalition, ACCA submitted testimony urging for the extension and expansion of the residential energy tax credit. The coalition is seeking a robust energy efficiency tax credit for qualified products, including furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps, of 10 percent of the purchase price up to $1,000. The coalition believes that a $1,000 tax credit is generally the minimum incentive needed to motivate consumers to improve their homes by purchasing these higher-performing products, and to do so in sizable enough numbers to positively influence residential energy consumption.
To read the Member Proposals Related To Certain Tax Provisions That Either Expired In 2011 Or Will Expire In 2012, Click here. End of Update 04/26/12.
Updated 2/29/12: There is a bill circulating the Senate that, if passed, will create tax credits for consumers that reduce their energy usage by at least 20%. The bill establishes a $2,000 base credit for the first 20% decrease with a $500 stepend for each 5% reduction thereafter. The credit will be capped at $5,000 or 30% of the qualified expenditures, whichever is the lesser amount.
Experts have estimated that this bill will create about 19,000 jobs through contracting, supply, and manufacturing while saving 1.7 billion kilowatthours and 18 trillion Btu of fuel by 2016. This is enough energy to power 375,000 homes!
No one is sure if Congress will pass the bill as it does not identify where the funding will come from, but the fact that energy saving bills are still being considered in Congress is a good sign. This shows that the national mindset toward energy efficiency is changing, becoming more important to the everyday consumer. End of 2/29/12 update.
After hours of fitful debate, the House of Representatives passed the tax extender package last night by a vote of 277-148. President Obama is scheduled to sign it into law this afternoon. The new law will extend a number expired and expiring tax cuts and other incentives for individuals, families, small businesses, and investors.
If you listen to the news sound bites, everyone involved will says the bill is not perfect. Nearly every provision in the bill represents some form of compromise between Democrats and Republicans.
Included in the new law are the Section 25c tax credits, the official name for the energy tax credits available to eligible taxpayers who make qualified energy efficient retrofits to their homes. The tax credits are extended through 2011, but at a significantly reduced value and with changes made to some of the qualifying equipment standards.
Starting on January 1, 2011 and through December 31, 2011, an eligible homeowner can claim 10% of the costs, capped at $500, for the installation of qualified energy efficient improvements, subject to certain limits.
Under the new law, for HVAC and hot water equipment, the maximum a homeowner could claim is $300 for a qualified central air conditioner and heat pump, and $150 for a qualified furnace or hot water boiler, and $50 for any advanced main air circulating fan. The tax credit for qualified hot water heaters is limited to $300.
Beyond the change to the tax credit values, the new law will increase the qualifying standards for natural gas hot water boilers, propane hot water boilers, oil furnaces, and oil hot water boilers to 95% AFUE. The qualifying standards for natural gas furnaces and propane furnace remain at 95% AFUE.
The qualifying standard for central air conditioners and heat pumps, which were modified by the Stimulus bill in 2009, are not changed. Therefore, a central air conditioner must meet or exceed 16 SEER and 13 EER; and an air source heat pump must meet or exceed 15 SEER and 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF, in order to qualify for the tax credit.
Finally, the new law reinstates the lifetime credit caps, which disqualify any homeowner who has claimed more than $500 in 25c tax credits since January 1, 2005, from any further credits.
While the extension of the tax credits at a lower value is not ideal, it keeps the tax credits alive and leaves open the opportunity to change them in the next Congress and restore them to the $1,500 level. If the tax credits had not been included in the extender package, they would likely have disappeared forever.
This post was written by Luis | December 20, 2010
Maintain Proper Air Care
Your indoor air quality can be greatly affected by ventilation, dust, fumes from household products and smoke. To ensure the air inside your home is clean and safe, follow these simple tips:
1. Check your ductwork
2. Repair leaky ducts
3. Protect your air quality
4. Watch your fireplace
This post was written by Luis | December 16, 2010
You don’t have to choose efficiency or comfort. You should have both!
In fact, properly designed, installed and maintained heating and cooling systems will reduce your costs, lower your carbon footprint, and keep you and your family comfortable and healthy all year long. It all comes down to hiring the right professionals to do the right job. That’s what you get when you hire Aloha Air because we are committed to professional contracting and high-quality, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems in homes and buildings of all kinds.
This post was written by Luis | November 13, 2010
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