Advertisers spend a ton of money getting us to think their product is the best. Brand recognition increases sales and buyer confidence, but sometimes the product behind the name doesn’t always stack up to the reputation. Trane is not one of those products. Trane air conditioners are worth their cost, and here’s why.
Trane produces high quality products and has been in the business since 1885. Years have been spent refining the efficiency and effectiveness of their parts even down to the screws that are coated in Teflon. Their systems use a Spine Fin™ coil that is reliable and holds up better over time due to its resistance to corrosion and ability to exchange heat. Trane proudly manufactures its own compressor which they call the Climatuff™. This in-house control allows them to supervise the quality of this vital part of the unit. Trane compressors are built to last and are one of the main reasons their tagline is “It’s hard to stop a Trane!”
In addition, each part must pass the company’s environmental test at their lab in Tyler, Texas. For 16 weeks, the parts are exposed to a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat and cold and salt water spray. Passing these types of tests means they feel confident in providing a standard 10-year warranty for parts and labor.
Regardless of which HVAC system you purchase, the unit’s quality will not matter if it is improperly installed. This is where Trane has an advantage above other brands. Installation guidelines are strict and required of every contractor that is approved to sell and install Trane products. Every year Trane provides training and asks dealers to show dedication to satisfying their customers.
Even with these great qualities, it is still important to perform proper maintenance on any unit to extend the life to its maximum capacity. Make sure that grass, weeds, and other debris are kept clear from the unit, especially in summer months. Change your air filters every 3 to 9 months, and have a reputable HVAC technician service the unit once a year.
We all spend most of our days indoors. Otherwise, we would be outside suffering in the Summer heat and Winter cold. It’s a luxury that we take for granted. The fact that advances in air conditioning have allowed us to be comfortable 24 hours a day, is a marvel of human achievement. There is one drawback to that achievement: poor indoor air quality.
Indoor air quality refers to the quality of the air inside and around the buildings that we sleep, work and play in. While the HVAC systems that we use to push air through our homes and offices does condition the air to our liking, it could also be making us sick. When someone in our indoor environment is sick (coughing, sneezing, etc.), we depend on our HVAC systems to take the polluted air that contains those contaminants away. Sickness is not the only way your indoor space can become polluted, though. Other ways include improper ventilation of fumes and the materials used during the building’s construction.
While it may not be apparent right away, the effects of spending time in a polluted indoor environment can manifest itself into a wide array of sicknesses. Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue are commonly reported. Long term exposure effects include lung disease, cancer and heart disease.
Hiring an experienced HVAC contractor to diagnose the problem and provide solutions. That may include the installation of a device that attracts the pollutants in the air and neutralizes them, changing the air filters to a specialized filter, or redesigning your HVAC system to use more fresh air instead of recycling the air in the building.