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How Trane Furnaces Stay More Efficient than Other Furnaces in Rochester, NY

As a certified dealer, Airquip installs a lot of Trane furnaces in the Rochester area. They’re products we can stand behind to get through even the worst an Upstate New York winter throws at you.

They’ll keep you comfortable throughout the coldest weather — and they’ll do it with less of an impact on your energy bills than some other products.

In this article, we’ll take a quick look at just three of the ways Trane provides furnaces that are more energy-efficient — meaning they use less energy while providing the same comfort — than other options. Some of it gets a little technical. So, we’re just sticking to three examples and breaking them down closely. Meanwhile, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to call at (585) 641-3080, or email us at

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Trane Furnaces Have Perfectly-Matched Parts

One of the biggest differences between these products versus other manufacturers is that Trane uses all their own components. It sounds obvious, but it’s not always the case:

For instance, there are one or two manufacturers that build the compressors most companies use. Those brands design their products but use some of those off-the-shelf parts. With Trane, however, that’s not the case.

Instead, Trane designs and builds all the components in-house. And, that makes a big difference when it comes to energy efficiency.

This way, each part is specially made with the entire design in mind. There’s no loss of efficiency by using other components. And, the engineers don’t have to compromise anywhere, so the unit will work with a third-party component.

Finally, building all the parts in-house means closer quality control. Trane tests each individual part before they install it in the system. And, we don’t mean that they test the model then install a bunch of them. We mean Trane literally tries out each component before putting the furnace together. This process cuts down on any possible problems with the unit you receive. And, that’s only the tip of the iceberg (so to speak).

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ClimaTuff Testing

The tagline for Trane is “It’s Hard to Stop a Trane.” And, thanks to their ClimaTuff quality control regiment for furnaces and air conditioners, it’s not just a clever slogan.

Trane does extensive tests on each component. They also put each complete model through some rigorous tests. And, that may be putting it lightly. The company submerges models in water. They fling chunks of hail at them at 100 mph. And, then there’s the two-room test. Trane has two side-by-side rooms in their testing facility. They can go up to 135 degrees, and also make it rain and snow. The parts have to last for eight weeks in the scorching heat, then another eight in the cold elements. If they don’t make it, they don’t get shipped.

The ClimaTuff process is how Trane knows they can guarantee the unit you get is ready to withstand just about anything. The company touts a failure rate of around one-tenth of a percent.

And, when the systems can survive that, they won’t start losing efficiency when the going gets rough out there in the real world.

Maintenance For Your Furnace

High-Precision Variable Speed

For this last entry, we’ll explain what variable speed on a furnace is — and how Trane does it best.

Variable-Speed Furnaces vs. Traditional

Your traditional furnace has two speeds: On and off.

That means your system either works at full capacity, or it’s not doing anything at all. For a long time, this was the best you could get: When your thermostat noticed a temperature dip, it would turn on your furnace. The system then blasts warm air into the house until the thermostat reaches the call again. The furnace then turns off until the temperature dips. Then, the cycle starts over again. And again. And again. A few times an hour, actually, once it’s really cold out.

This process has its limitations. First of all, you use more energy when the system has to shut down and kick on over and over again. It’s like how a car gets better gas mileage on the highway instead of stopping and going on a busy street.

It also affects your comfort: If you set your thermostat to 70, for instance, expect the actual temperature to be anywhere from 66 to 74. Variable speed works much differently. Instead, the furnace can work in various capacities.

If you only need a little bit of heat, the system runs in a low-power mode. This process also helps your home stay more comfortable with more even temperatures: the more settings, the fewer temperature fluctuations. And, that’s where we’ll pick up with Trane.

Trane Variable Speed

Like many manufacturers, Trane offers variable-speed models. The difference between them and others, however, is just how many speeds are available. The best Trane systems can operate at well over 100 different settings. This feature makes your home more comfortable than ever before. In fact, depending on the model you choose, you’ll get an even BTU-for-BTU exchange.

What does that mean? Short answer: Your home is virtually always at the temperature where you set your thermostat. Longer answer: BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is how we measure the amount of heat a furnace is providing.

With these systems, when you “lose” a BTU of heat in your home, the Trane system adds a BTU. This results in even heating all the time. Best answer? You’re always comfortable. And, you’re spending less money to feel that way.

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More Trane Furnace Features

Of course, there’s plenty more we can say about Trane furnaces. But, we hope these give you a good idea of why these systems work so well.

If you have any questions or want to see if a new Trane furnace is right for your Rochester, NY home, call at (585) 641-3080. or email us at We'll help you keep your home warm, and find the right system for you!
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