CLEAN OR REPLACE THE FILTER
If you are experiencing an issue with your Trane system, our guide can help answer your questions. Check out these common troubles and possible solutions.
- WHY SHOULD I CHANGE MY AIR FILTER?
When your system circulates and filters the air in your home, dust and dirt particles build up on the filter. Excessive accumulation can block the airflow, forcing the unit to work harder to maintain desired temperatures. The harder your unit works, the more energy it uses.
- WHEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY AIR FILTER?
Clean or replace your filter twice a month during seasons when the unit runs more often. When replacing your filter(s), always use the same size and type that was originally supplied. Filters are available from your dealer. Where disposable filters are used, they must be replaced every month with the same size as originally supplied.
- HOW DO I CHANGE MY AIR FILTER?
Ask your Trane dealer where the filter is located in your system and how to service it. Just be sure to replace it with the arrows pointing in the direction of the airflow.
PROACTIVE TIPS FOR BETTER Trane AC PERFORMANCE
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SEASON
- In the summer, place the system switch on COOL, and the fan switch on AUTO. Then set the temperature by using the indicator on the thermostat control. Now your system will cool your house whenever the indoor temperature climbs above the thermostat setting. It will shut off when the desired room temperature is reached.
- In the winter, when the system switch is on HEAT, the system will operate whenever the room temperature falls below the temperature setting. Once the desired temperature is reached, the system will shut off.
KEEP YOUR OUTDOOR AC LOOKING NEW
Clean the enamel finish of your outdoor unit with soap and water. For stubborn grease spots, use a household detergent. Do not use lacquer thinner or other synthetic solvents as they may damage the finish.
EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
- When building a new house or renovating an old one, choose light-colored roof shingles to reflect more of the sun’s heat.
- During moderate weather, don’t use the system unnecessarily.
- Draw blinds or drapes to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day.
- Install awnings over windows exposed to direct sunlight.
- In the cooling season, don’t run kitchen and bath exhaust fans longer than necessary.
- Don’t place lamps, TV sets or other heat producing devices beneath a wall-mounted thermostat. Rising heat from the equipment may cause the system to over-cool your house.
- WHY ISN’T MY AIR CONDITIONER BLOWING COLD AIR?
- Your outdoor cooling coil may be clogged or blocked
Debris can easily stick to the inlet side of the cooling coil in your unit. Be sure to clear away any tall grass, sticks, or leaves that may be surrounding your outdoor unit.
- Your indoor air handler coil could be blocked
Ordinary house dust and debris like soot or pollen can block indoor air handler coils. For your indoor air handler, try to wipe away any buildup of dust on the coil and change the air filter often.
- Your filters may be clogged or dirty
Clean or replace the filters. Consult your local Trane Comfort Specialist™ if you are unsure where the filters are located.
- Your thermostat controls may be set incorrectly
Try turning the thermostat off and then on again. Reset to the desired temperature and see if that helps.
- WHY IS THERE NO AIR MOVEMENT OR AIR BLOWING FROM MY AIR CONDITIONER?
The air handler might not be working because of a blown fuse or open circuit breaker. Reset the circuit breaker or replace the burned-out fuse. You should also check return grills for blockages that could keep air from circulating freely in the system.
- WHY IS MY AIR CONDITIONER CONSTANTLY RUNNING?
Your thermostat could be set too high. Reset your thermostat by turning it on and off, then adjust the temperature to a comfortable level.
- WHY IS THE DRAIN PAN FOR MY AIR CONDITIONER OVERFLOWING?
The drain pan below your interior AC unit collects condensation. An electric pump is supposed to move this condensation to a nearby drainage pipe. The pump might have come unplugged or there may be kinks or blocks in the drainage line. Contact your local Trane Comfort Specialist™ if you need help.