Energy Tips

Trane can help you keep down your utility bills and energy costs. When properly selected, higher efficiency Trane matched systems give you improved comfort at reduced operating cost by using fewer energy resources. Many of Trane's high-efficiency products meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.

 

Cooling Tips

 

Set your thermostat as high as comfort will permit.  
Make sure attics are adequately ventilated to relieve heat buildup.  If necessary, improve air flow by adding or enlarging vents.
When building a new house or renovating a new one, choose light colored roof shingles to reflect more of the sun's heat.   
During moderate weather don't use the air conditioner unnecessarily.  
Draw blinds or drapes to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day.  
Install awnings over windows exposed to sunlight.  In the cooling season don't run the kitchen and bath exhaust fans longer than necessary.
Don't place lamps, TV sets or other hear producing devices beneath a wall mounted thermostat, rising heat may cause the air conditioner system to over cool your home.

 

Heating Tips

 

Locate thermostat on a inside wall away from windows indoors.
Set thermostat as low as comfort permit, each degree over 68 degrees F can add 3% to the amount of energy needed for heating.
People generate heat so; lower the thermostat a degree or two when expecting a large group of guests.Install storm doors at entrances to your home. Invest in a humidifier to conserve energy in winter.  
The air in your home won't be as dry so you stay comfortable at a lower setting.
Invest in a digital programmable thermostat (or receive one free from Specific Heating & Air Conditioning with a purchase of any new unit).
Make sure fire places have tight fitting dampers which can be close when the fireplace is not in use.
Open blinds on sunny days during winter to allow for heat generated by the sun.
Keep your system properly maintained for optimal performance. Replace filters monthly! 

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