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Two-Stage Trane Heating & Cooling Upgrades Comfort Near Rochester, NY

The owners of this lovely colonial home in Fairport, NY kept their heating and cooling system up and running for more than two decades. But, it was finally ready for retirement. So, they turned to Trane — and Airquip to replace their system and upgrade their comfort. In this case study, we’ll look at how our homeowners kept their HVAC system in great shape. Then, we’ll see how they knew it was time to look for a replacement.

Finally, we’ll look at all the benefits of their new system.

Problem: A lovely colonial home in Fairport had an aging, worn-out original HVAC system.

Solution: Installed a new 96% efficient Trane two-stage, variable speed system. It provides year-round comfort, and lower the homeowners’ energy bills.. Also installed an Aprilaire 2410 Air cleaner to improve the air quality and reduce dust throughout the home.
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How Long Does a Heating and Cooling System Last Near Rochester, NY?

Most central heating and air conditioning systems, with good maintenance, could last you 20 years or longer. A lot of that depends on where you live, how well you care for them, and what sort of system you get.
Once a system starts to get older however, many parts begin to wear out. Some parts, like the heat exchanger, can actually be dangerous when they start to fail- letting carbon monoxide to seep into your home and cause serious health problems.

The system in this colonial-style home in Fairport, was over 20 years old. It was a basic “builder’s grade” system we see in many developments throughout the greater Rochester area. By now, the repair costs were were starting to add up, but the system still wasn’t working properly. So, the owners gave us a call here at Airquip to see what we could offer.

When we went out to inspect the homeowner’s current system, we discovered a couple of problems. The repairs were going to be costly, so we gave them our best advice: It was probably time to consider a new system. With the increased efficiency of newer systems, the homeowners could end up being much more comfortable and end up paying less on their energy bills every month, even without creating separate zones.

We recommended Trane’s new two stage, variable speed system that would increase efficiency up to 96%.

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How Does Trane Two-Stage Heating and Cooling Work?

Trane’s two stage furnace and air conditioning systems have two settings: low and high. It uses the best level to maintain your comfort consistently throughout your home, throughout the day. When paired with a variable speed blower, this system evenly distributes hot and cool air throughout your home.

Let’s compare that to a regular system, which only has one speed. That is, it’s either “On” or “Off.” That means your heat or air conditioning kicks on — and off -- based on where you set your thermostat.

That usually gives you huge swings in the actual temperature in different rooms in the house rather than consistent comfort. By having two speeds, you can get the extra boost of heating or cooling when needed, but most of the time, the system will run on low, using the least amount of energy necessary to keep the temperature steady throughout your home.

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The variable speed blower will speed up or down as needed, making sure you are comfortable everywhere in your home, while using the least amount of energy needed to maintain that temperature. This also has the effect of keeping air moving throughout your home, delivering better air quality and better humidity control- which keeps you more comfortable. For this family, the new Trane two speed, variable speed system means they will get increased efficiency —- and lower energy bills — every month for years to come.

The Benefits of Enhanced Air Filtration with Aprilaire

Our homeowners were also concerned about air quality — and protecting their investment in their new system.

So they also opted to add an Aprilaire 2400 filtration system. This system uses a state-of-the-art filtration system which prevents dust buildup. It also traps up to 98 percent of pollen and mold spores, 97 percent of bacteria and fungi, and 96 percent of pet dander. In all, it’s about 10 times more effective than your average air filter. And, by increasing your system’s efficiency, it also helps maximize the life of your heating and air conditioning system. This way, your heater and air conditioner always runs at peak performance.

That’s less strain and stress on a system working almost year-round.

Heating and Cooling Repairs and Replacement Near Rochester, NY

If you’re noticing issues with your heating and cooling system and you live in Pittsford, Fairport, Palmyra, Brighton, Victor, or anywhere in the greater Rochester area, give us a call here at Airquip.

Our experienced technicians can help diagnose any problems and find the perfect solution for your home. Whether you need an extra bit of heating and cooling in your attic, basement or sunroom, or need your current system to work better and want to lower your energy bills, we can work on a solution that works for your home and your budget.
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