Efficiency Tax Credit

State, Local & Utility Company Incentives

In many areas, local and/or state governments and utility companies offer incentives to consumers who install high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. While these incentives vary widely, offers typically include items such as tax credits, low interest loans, grants and rebates.These incentives could result in significant savings if your Trane equipment purchase qualifies.

DSIRE (the Database of State Incentives for Renewable & Efficiency) is the most comprehensive, one-stop source of information on both local and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. You can access the DSIRE website and learn about incentives available in your area at www.dsireusa.org. Use of the site and its information is free.


Tax Credit Information

Did you know that your older, less efficient heating or cooling system could be costing you money every month on utility bills?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency and other experts: "As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills—and your comfort."†

Depending on how old your system is, a new high-efficiency Trane system could save you up to 40% on your utility costs. So it makes more sense to replace your system rather than continue to repair it. You save even more as utility costs continue to rise!

†Source: www.energystar.gov


 Environmental Protection Agency Engery Star Program

The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated the Energy Star Program to promote use of energy efficient products. International Comfort Products, LLC Corporation (USA), the manufacturer of Trane products, is a voluntary partner in the Energy Star Program.


 Energy Savings

All of today's Trane furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps meet or exceed Department of Energy minimum efficiency standards. In fact, Trane has a complete line-up of ultra-high efficiency products that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program minimum efficiency standards. Trane has a number of ultra-high efficiency products offering some of the highest efficiencies available today!*Please see the product section for specific details.

  • Department of Energy Measurements and Standards and What They Mean To You
  • Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Program
  • SEER
  • AFUE
  • HSPF
  • Matching Systems
  • Dual Fuel Energy Saving Systems


Department of Energy Measurements and Standards and What They Mean To You

The Department of Energy (DOE) setup a system to measure central heating and air conditioning efficiency performance. Today, you can easily use this information to help you in your system selection.Your actual savings will depend on the weather in your area, utility costs, the energy efficiency of your home and your preferences for indoor temperatures. However, generally, in areas with lots of HOT temperatures or above average electric costs, you can benefit from a higher SEER cooling unit. Likewise in areas with lots of COLD temperatures or above average fuel costs, you usually benefit from a higher AFUE gas furnace.In practical terms, you can compare annual operating costs of two cooling systems just by knowing their efficiency ratings.

Cooling - SEER:

Central air conditioners and heat pumps use the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER as the measurement. The higher the SEER, the greater the efficiency and the greater your energy savings potential.


DOE Minimum: 13 SEER
Energy Star Minimum: 14 SEER

Heating - AFUE:

Gas furnaces use the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency or AFUE. The higher the AFUE, the greater the efficiency and the greater your energy savings potential.

Because some of the heating potential of fuel is lost during furnace operation, no furnace is considered 100% energy efficient. The AFUE percentage tells you the amount of fuel burned that actually goes toward heating your home on an annual basis.Prior to the 1992 federal government regulations, most gas furnaces were manufactured with standard efficiencies ranging from 60% to 78% AFUE. If you have one of these older units and replace it with a new Trane 90%+ AFUE, you can save as much as 40% on your utility bills!


DOE Minimum: 78% AFUE
Energy Star Minimum: 90% AFUE

Heating - HSPF:

Heat Pumps use the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor or HSPF as the measurement. The higher the HSPF, the greater the efficiency and the greater your energy savings potential.

DOE Minimum: 6.8 HSPF
Energy Star Minimum: 8 HSPF

Matching Systems

To help your new Trane installation achieve its maximum design efficiency, your Trane dealer follows our published recommendations for matching the various components required. For example, split system air conditioners include a condensing unit which is placed outside the home and an evaporator coil which is housed inside your home with either your furnace or air handler.Your installing dealer must design your system taking special care to match the condensing unit selected to its corresponding evaporator coil. For any split system air conditioner to deliver rated efficiency and performance, both the outside condensing unit and the indoor coil must be matched. For example, if you install a new outdoor condensing unit, but don't update the indoor cooling coil, you will not achieve the maximum cooling energy efficiency.

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