Air Cleaners FAQ
I thought pollution was outside. Why should I be worried about my air indoors?
What does Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) mean?
I keep my home very clean. Could the air in my home still not be clean?
What can Trane do to help make my homes air cleaner?
Q: I thought pollution was outside. Why should I be worried about my air indoors?
A: We spend 90% of our time every day indoors. Plus, today?s efficient, airtight homes are excellent at conserving energy, but that also makes them better at trapping potentially irritating particles inside the home. With the rising number of people who suffer from allergies and asthma, indoor air quality has become more and more important to our general health and well-being.
Q: What does Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) mean?
A: Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) is recognized by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a fair and objective measure of various air cleaner technologies. CADR provides the number of cubic feet of clean air a unit delivers each minute. A higher CADR means a greater amount of clean air is being delivered to your home.
Q: I keep my home very clean. Could the air in my home still not be clean?
A: Yes. Consider that the average home generates 40 pounds of dust for every 1500 square feet of space. While regular home cleaning is an excellent measure to reduce exposure to irritants and pollutants, it?s simply impossible to remove enough of the material by hand to make your home?s air as comfortable as it can be.
Q: What can Trane do to help make my homes air cleaner?
A: The best thing you can do is to remove as many of the particles from your home?s air as you can. That?s why we?ve introduced the revolutionary new TRANE CleanEffects? air filtration system. It works as part of your total home comfort system to remove up to an industry-leading 99.98% of the airborne allergens from your home?s filtered air. There is no other system you can buy that matches the effectiveness of TRANE CleanEffects.