5 Reasons We Go with Trane

Trane HVAC systems offer superior performance and a longer equipment lifespan than competing brands. That’s the short answer for why Comfort Air installs Trane equipment in homes around the pacific northwest. Homeowners love that Trane systems are efficient and reliable, and we’re happy that they’re happy.

But Trane equipment doesn’t work so well just by chance. There are reasons why their products are so outstanding. Here are five of them:

  1. The Trane Climatuff® compressor is second to none.

We think Trane’s Climatuff® compressor is the best one on the market.

The compressor, in many cases, is like the nucleus of your HVAC system. And if you use a heat pump to heat your home in the winter, it is the centerpiece of your equipment. It’s important to have a good one, and all Trane residential systems do.

Our clients like the Climatuff® compressor because:

It’s incredibly durable. Compared to other brands there are fewer issues with Trane compressors. Less wear and tear on your HVAC system means less wear and tear on your wallet. Climatuff® compressors are much quieter than others. Your peace and quiet won’t be interrupted when the heat pump kicks on.

Energy efficiency matters. If like spending less on energy Trane systems with Climatuff® compressors are a great, efficient choice. But Trane’s compressor isn’t the only feature that helps you save energy. The type of coil Trane uses is pretty remarkable, too.

  1. Spine-Fin coil technology delivers awesome efficiency.

Did you know that Trane uses a totally different type of coil from most residential heating and air systems?

Trane outdoor units contain an all-aluminium Spine-Fin coil, which does a better job of exchanging heat than the standard copper coils used by other HVAC brands. Spine-Fin coils also include fewer joints than the coils in most units, so you’re less likely to have refrigerant leaks. Most leaks occur at the joints, so Trane reduces the frequency of leaks via this design.

For homeowners, the biggest benefit of the Spine-Fin technology is efficiency. The design requires relatively little energy to heat or cool your home, which can save you money over time.

  1. Trane equipment makes your home smarter.

Heating and air conditioning isn’t all about heating and air conditioning.

It’s about having total control over indoor comfort, which includes things like indoor air quality, humidity monitoring, and thermostat operations. Using the ComfortLink™ II thermostat, which Trane describes as an “energy command center,” you get a bird’s eye view of all these functions. You get a lot more, too:

  • Adjust temperatures and target humidity settings from a remote location. The ComfortLink™ II is accessible from any computer, smartphone or tablet.
  • Receive automated reminders when your filter needs to be changed or it’s time for system maintenance.
  • Program the ComfortLink™ II to follow heating and air conditioning schedules for maximum energy savings.
  • Integrate ComfortLink™ II with whole-house air filtration equipment, fresh air systems, zoning, and dual-fuel system control.
  • If you’re looking to make your home smarter, going “all Trane” with your HVAC equipment and accessories is a great way to do it.
  1. If you demand top-notch build quality, Trane’s got it.

Build quality matters a lot in the world of HVAC.

Unlike most other brands, Trane owns the patents on nearly all of its equipment. You’re getting high quality components right out of the box. And in the event you have to replace any parts, the replacement will be high quality, too.

Trane also subjects its heating and air systems to incredibly harsh conditions in the company’s Tyler, Texas lab. Long story short, Trane applies five years worth of wear and tear to its systems in just a few months to make sure everything works the way it’s supposed to and lasts a long time.

  1. Trane helps consumers afford great HVAC equipment.

Thanks to periodic zero-interest promos and trade-in allowances, Trane goes out of its way to help consumers afford its equipment. We think that’s great because:

HVAC equipment is a major investment. You want a great system, but you don’t want to stretch your budget. Trane helps you get that former without doing the latter.

You enjoy a quality installation. When Trane helps you afford their equipment, part of the deal is a quality installation from an independent Trane dealer. It’s a win-win-win for you, Trane, and your installer.

If you’ve ever wondered why so many homeowners and HVAC pros love Trane, now you know. A combination of smart business practices, quality equipment, and a wide-ranging vision make Trane products the best of the best.

Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Thinking of replacing or repairing your furnace? Here are 4 signs that your heating system has reached the end of its useful life. It’s best to start investigating now in the fall instead of the middle of winter when you are rushed into a decision. Since nearly 30% of our annual energy bill goes towards heating, it’s a good idea to spend the time now to decide on a new furnace or not.

 

SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR FURNACE?

 

  1. Old Age (furnace is over 16 years old)

The average life expectancy of your home’s oil or natural gas furnace is between 16 and 20 years. If your furnace is near this age or older, it’s time to start shopping! You’ll want to start right away since waiting till the last minute often produces rushed and unwise decisions.

 

The lifespan of a furnace can vary based on how often a technician services it, so if you want your furnace to live a long and happy life, schedule annual maintenance with a technician at Cassel Home Comfort. Another good reason to schedule annual furnace maintenance is that your factory warranty most likely requires regular service visits. Schedule your Champaign area furnace tune-up here.

 

  1. High Energy Bills

If you’re noticing a rise in energy costs, address the issue promptly. As your furnace ages, it will lose its efficiency, especially if it hasn’t been properly maintained. Consequently, your furnace may run longer, only to provide the same amount of heat and hike up your bill. One quick thing you can do to increase your unit’s efficiency is to change your air filters (check every month and change/clean the filter every 1-3 months depending upon usage and other factors). You can hold up your filter to the light for a quick test – if you cannot see light passing through, it’s time to change your filter.

 

  1. Uneven Temperatures

If you feel that some rooms are too hot while others are too cold, or you’re constantly adjusting the thermostat to try and make the house more comfortable, you may want to consider shopping around for a new furnace. Similarly, if you have noticed that your heating bill keeps going up year after year, it may be more economical to replace your system than to keep using an inefficient HVAC system.

 

  1. Yellow Burner Flame

A properly functioning gas furnace has a flame that is blue with a small yellow tip at the flame’s inner cone. If your flame is almost entirely yellow, this signifies that you have a very serious and potentially dangerous problem as it could be producing carbon monoxide.

 

If you don’t have carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home, including the basement and attic, and within 10 feet of every sleeping area, get them installed right away.

Also, remember to schedule annual furnace maintenance in the fall to prevent any carbon monoxide problems from your heating system during midwinter.

 

Furnace Replacement Benefits:

 

Convenience – less repairs means less waiting around for your service technician to arrive, diagnose the issue, go back for parts, return, and then have a similar issues weeks later.

Lower energy bills – heating and cooling accounts for over half of our annual energy bill, with about 30% of your annual bill going towards heating.

Peace of mind – with professional heating installations from a qualified HVAC contractor, any safety or reliability issues will be addressed to keep it running as close to its factory settings as possible. Annual furnace maintenance will also ensure your manufacturer’s warranties remain in effect!

 

For more home energy efficiency tips, see the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s four-step guide to making your home more comfortable, energy efficient and healthy.

 

Portland Metro Area’s Most Trusted HVAC Company

Since 1983, Comfort Air has been the premier name for commercial and residential HVAC Services in the Vancouver, WA and Portland Metro Areas. From repairs and maintenance to installations and system design, Comfort Air consistently delivers quality, dependable HVAC support you can trust.

Our techs are trained and experienced in both the latest HVAC systems and decades-old legacy systems. No matter what type of equipment you have, we’ve worked on it before.

As an industry leader, Comfort Air strives to consistently improve service capabilities, provide innovative ways to control temperature and humidity, and follow environmentally safe practices. Our years of experience allow us to deliver dependable and responsible recommendations when you’re facing a repair-or-replace decision on your HVAC system.

Comfort Air offers maintenance agreements that are specifically designed to ensure peak operating efficiency and minimize equipment downtime. We work hard to deliver the best quality installation and servicing of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. This commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has ensured our excellent reputation in the Portland metro HVAC industry.

One of our latest product offerings can greatly improve your air quality. Air Scrubber Plus® is a revolutionary new system designed to help eliminate indoor air quality risks by reducing air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), cigarette smoke, dust, pollen, mold, odor-causing bacteria and odors caused by pets and cooking. Installation can be completed by one of our NATE Certified Service Technicians during a regular maintenance call.

If you’re looking for a local HVAC company in the Portland Metro area, Contact us today at 360-891-2665.

We’ve been installing the best and servicing the rest since 1983.

HVAC & SERVICE REPAIR

Staying comfortable at home isn’t always as simple as adjusting the thermostat, it sometimes requires an expert’s touch. We are here to help you no matter if you need HVAC repair work right away, a visual system inspection, or simply want to avoid costly problems down the road with routine HVAC maintenance. Our NATE-Certified technicians and our friendly staff is ready to take care of all your heating, cooling and clean air needs. Our quick response time means your furnace repair and air conditioning repairs services can be completed in a timely manner; keeping your family nestled in comfort.

In addition to HVAC repair and maintenance, we also offer services to winterize your system or get your air conditioner ready to handle the warmer summer temperatures. We can maintain your HVAC filters, clean ducts, install heating and air conditioning parts, and more to help you stay comfortable and lower the amount of allergens in your home.

If you are in need of a repair, we can save you money. Unlike many of our competitors, we charge by the job rather than by the hour. That means – NO SURPRISES! In addition, we offer financing with approved credit, coupons and know about current rebates available for new furnace or air conditioning system installations.

Contact us today at 360-891-2665 or request service via our convenient online form.