Ultraviolet Cleaning Systems

Breathe cleaner air with a Ultraviolet Treatment System. If you want improved air quality in your home, install a UV-C Treatment System to work alongside your central heating and cooling system. Your total home comfort solution will make the air in your home cleaner and comfortable for you and your family. By using UV-C lamps, particles and germs are destroyed and prevented from being re-circulated to the air in your home. For cleaner air…trust an Ultraviolet Treatment System.

When you consider all the things you breathe each day in your home, it’s worth thinking about a Ultraviolet Treatment System. Gain peace-of-mind for your family by having one installed, which can greatly improve your home’s indoor air quality and the air you breathe every day.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Highly Efficient – Kills mold spores and certain live, airborne bacteria passing by the lamp.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Easy Lamp Replacement – LED light indicates lamp replacement is required and snap-in lamp design makes replacement easy.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Safe Design – Sealed unit design prevents accidental contact with UV rays.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Lamp Life – Advanced technology optimizes lamp life up to five years.

Trenary Service Company can help provide a solution for you and your family’s indoor air quality.

Whole House Humidifiers

Protect your family and your home from the unhealthy and damaging effects of over-dry air. Dry nose, cracked, itchy skin, and sore throats. Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms. Painful static shocks. Chipping paint and plaster. Splitting or cracked wood floors, furniture, trim and molding. Sound familiar? Why go through another season with these problems when there is a solution—a Whole-Home Humidifier.

Turning your temperature up in the wintertime will keep you warm but won’t increase your home’s humidity level. Daily activities such as showering, cooking and doing laundry don’t produce enough moisture to keep your home’s air from being too dry. According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology even reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.

A Whole-Home Humidifier installed by your heating and cooling professional, will deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your air making you feel more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. In fact, the EPA states that you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat! Increase your family’s level of comfort and protect your valuable furnishings by adding just the right amount of moisture with a Whole-House Humidifier.

“If too dry an environment is your problem, consider a humidifier. Clues like awakening with a sore throat, dryness in your nose, or even a nose bleed are signs of too little humidity.”

How It Works

A Whole-House Humidifier is installed directly to your central new or existing heating and cooling system. Humidity is introduced into your home’s air in the form of water vapor, which prevents minerals from entering the air in your home and potentially into your lungs. Water is supplied to the distribution tray, allowing it to flow evenly across the Water Panel®. The resulting humidified air is then distributed via your heating and cooling system ductwork throughout your home.

Whole House Dehumidifiers

Air conditioning alone can’t satisfy your home’s humidity requirements. Your air conditioning system is designed to control temperature, not humidity, and only removes humidity as a byproduct of cooling. During the spring and fall seasons when it’s still cool outside but damp inside, your air conditioning isn’t running and your house is uncomfortable — you need a Whole-Home Dehumidifier.

How Does It Work?

Installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system, Central dehumidifiers pull air from every room in your home through the return ducts. It removes the moisture and then sends dry air back throughout your home. It works in conjunction with your air conditioner to efficiently balance the humidity levels in your home, but can also work independently on days when you don’t need the air conditioner.

A Whole-House Dehumidifier works equally well in new or existing homes, and is truly the complete solution for your home’s excess indoor humidity problems.

Why Do I Need a Whole-House Dehumidifier?

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Have you ever experienced any of the following uncomfortable and/or unhealthy conditions:

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Do you have trouble sleeping at night due to clammy skin or stuffiness in the air?

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Have you ever reduced the temperature setting because you’re uncomfortable with the stuffy feeling?

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Have your floors or other surfaces ever felt sticky or “sweaty”?

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Are you concerned with mold and mildew growth in your home?

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Do you have musty odors or smells in any area of your home?

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Do you have condensation on your water pipes?

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Have you seen wet stains on walls or ceilings?

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”] Do you or a family member have allergies (over-moist air can encourage the growth of mold, bacteria, and dust mites—three commonly known household allergens).

Experiencing any of the above conditions can make sleeping and even daily activities miserable — plus some conditions can be hazardous to your family’s health or your home’s furnishings.

Media & Electronic Air Cleaners

FACT: Air pollution is a serious problem — especially inside your home! The EPA has named indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health. The EPA also reports that indoor air can be up to one hundred times more polluted than the air outside. One hundred times!

Don’t just treat the symptoms — remove the problems from the air in every room of your house — from your bedroom to your basement with an air cleaning system.

What is a Whole-Home Air Cleaner?

There are many types of air cleaners (Media Air Cleaners, Electronic Air Cleaners & HEPA Air Cleaner) on the market today. Whole-Home Air Cleaners make your air as clean as possible by removing particulates from your air, allowing you to breathe healthier air — important to those with allergies and asthma and for those who want the cleanest air possible for themselves and their family. An Air Cleaner installed by your heating and cooling contractor, can help rid your home of dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, bacteria and viruses, smoke and more!

How Does It Work?

Air Cleaners are installed as part of your home’s central heating and cooling system — completely out of your way and out-of-sight. That means each and every time your system runs, the air in your home is filtered through a state-of-the-art filter media removing potentially harmful contaminants from every room of your home.

The resulting clean air is then distributed via your heating and cooling system’s ductwork to your entire home. Best yet, the system is easy to maintain with infrequent maintenance only required every 1-2 years unlike portable units that require monthly care or standard filters that need cleaning every 1-3 months.

Turn your central heating and cooling system into a whole-house air cleaner!

“Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition, it can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. People who already have respiratory diseases are at greater risk.”

Why do you need whole-house air cleaning? Consider this:

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Each person inhales over 3,500 gallons of air each day. Children inhale more particles for their size than adolescents or adults.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  More than 31 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, about 1/3 are children under 18.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  About 40,000 dust mites, a common household allergen, can live in one ounce of dust.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  An estimated 10-15% of the entire population may be allergic to cat or dog dander.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  A person sheds up to 700,000 skin flakes per day.

The Perfect Questions to Ask

When selecting an air cleaner, many people consider the Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV) — a system used by many manufacturers in their claims. Media Air Cleaners are rated MERV 10 at 1200 cfm (the typical airflow for an average home). But we suggest that you consider the following questions to determine the best air cleaner for you:

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Is it a whole-home solution? It should clean the air in the entire house, not just a room or section of your home.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Is there long service life? Who enjoys changing the filter media every month or even every couple of months? The best air cleaner should require maintenance only once a year.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Will it enhance equipment life? The best air cleaner should permanently trap the dirt that causes heating and air-conditioning units to wear prematurely.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  What about quality? The best air cleaner should be built to last, providing the same high performance for years. One mark of quality is the seal around the door. It should have broad, thick seals to minimize air leakage.

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Is it invisible and silent? The best air cleaner should be invisible, not another piece of furniture in a room. It should operate silently, not make distracting noises.

What is Zoned Temperature Control?

One room too hot while another is too cold? Not with Zoned Comfort Control. Do you turn on all the lights in your entire home with just one light switch? Of course not. You turn on lights when and where you need them. A Zoned Comfort Control system extends this simple, energy-saving concept to home temperature control.

The only place where the temperature matches the thermostat is at the thermostat. Different areas of your house have different temperature needs as do individual family members. What may be cool to one member may be warm to another. Heat rises up, leaving the main floor cool and second floor bedrooms hot. Cool air settles into the basement. Windows to the south soak up the sun making certain rooms uncomfortably hot, while northerly winds may make some rooms feel too cool.

Add some of today’s most desired home design features, and the problem gets worse. Large glass expanses, vaulted or cathedral ceilings, finished basements, solariums, lofts — they all can cause temperatures to vary dramatically from one part of a house to the next. Expecting one thermostat in a single room to control temperature variations throughout your home is asking the impossible. A Zoned Comfort Control system increases comfort by controlling specific temperature needs in designated areas of your home — making you and your family more comfortable while saving money by using less energy for heating and cooling needs.

What is Zoned Comfort Control?

Aprilaire Zoned Comfort Control is a system of more than one thermostat, electrically connected to a control panel which operates a number of dampers in your forced air heating/cooling system. Conditioned air is then distributed to various parts of your home as needed. The system can be installed in new or existing homes helping you achieve total indoor comfort. Plus there is no service required — only changes in living habits may make it necessary for system adjustments from time to time. “Zone heating and cooling is [also] used in some homes. This allows you to reduce the heating and cooling to an unused part of your home, and can substantially reduce your energy bills.”

Why Do I Need It?

You need Zoned Comfort Control in your home if one or more of these conditions exist:

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  It contains more than one level

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  There are large, open areas such as vaulted ceilings or lofts, an atrium or a solarium

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  There is a bonus room off the back or over the garage

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  There are finished rooms in the basement or attic

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  It has a room or rooms with expansive glass areas

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Family lifestyles dictate different temperatures in different areas of the home

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Heating and cooling temperature patterns vary at different times of the day

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  A portion of the home is built over a concrete slab floor

[ico type=”icon-arrow-right”]  Your home rambles in many directions like a ranch or has wings extending off the main living area

If there are areas in your home that have cooler or warmer rooms and uneven temperatures which cause discomfort for you or family members, a Zoned Comfort Control system is your answer.

Trenary Service Company can help provide a solution for you and your family’s comfort level.

How to Choose the Best HVAC Provider

Here’s how to identify a heating and air service who will do the best job, be easiest to work with, and provide reliable service. More important, here’s how to avoid picking one of the many Heating and Air Services who might take shortcuts at your expense.

1. Don’t Assume That All Heating and Air Services Are “Pretty Much The Same”

All Heating and Air Services are certainly not the same. In over 20 years of researching and solving home comfort and indoor air quality problems, and working with Heating and Air Services literally around the world, the researchers and trainers with Comfort Institute have witnessed an enormous variation in heating and air contractor competence and ethics.

Sad to say, a small minority are downright dishonest. Both NBC’s Dateline and CBS’s 48 Hours TV investigative news-magazines recently aired hidden camera sting operations exposing fraudulent heating-cooling Heating and Air Services. A number of the companies they called out either bent the facts, or committed outright fraud on national television. The Better Business Bureau ranks heating and cooling as one of the highest complaint generating industries.

Fortunately, the great majority of Heating and Air Services are honest. They work hard, and mean well. Unfortunately, most simply don’t have the business systems in place to properly serve the consumer.

Fortunately, there are some Heating and Air Services who are ethical, technically at the leading edge, and also have business and customer service systems in place that ensure high levels of client satisfaction. Invest the time to identify a good contractor. It will be time well spent.

2. Don’t Choose A “Fly-By-Night” Contractor

Heating and air conditioning is without a doubt the most complex home service trade. You cannot risk having an amateur or a dishonest contractor install your new equipment. For your safety, choose a contractor that has some substance. Ask all prospective Heating and Air Services:

[ico type=”icon-hand-right”]  How many years has your company been in business?
[ico type=”icon-hand-right”]  Are you registered or licensed by the state/province or city to do heating and air conditioning work?
[ico type=”icon-hand-right”]  Do you carry both general liability and workers compensation insurance?
[ico type=”icon-hand-right”]  Are your technicians certified to handle refrigerant gas?
[ico type=”icon-hand-right”]  Are you a member of a national trade association?
[ico type=”icon-hand-right”]  Do you have a permanent non-residence place of business, and what is the street address?
[ico type=”icon-hand-right”]  Can you can provide names of satisfied customers in my neighborhood?
[ico type=”icon-hand-right”]  Do your service technicians wear uniforms & ID badges?

Before signing an agreement, insist on seeing copies of all certificates and licenses, and check to ensure they have no unresolved complaints with the Better Business Bureau.

3. Don’t Assume A “Name Brand” Dealer Is Automatically A Good Choice

Choosing a dealer for one of the best known national brands of equipment does not automatically guarantee you’ll get a contractor who understands the critical issues. Look first for one who recommends the Whole House Comfort Checkup procedure

4. Don’t Choose A Contractor Who Quotes A Price Without Any Diagnostic Testing

Automatically reject any contractor who proceeds to quote a price for replacing equipment (or promises utility bill savings) without performing, or at least recommending, these important diagnostic steps. He either hasn’t been trained about the problems that are likely lurking in your home and duct system and the importance of fixing them, or he doesn’t care. He may only be interested in selling you a metal box rather than truly solving your problems and delivering results.

Although this doesn’t make sense from a customer service standpoint, it’s an all too common attitude.

5. Don’t Ask If They Perform Diagnostics

When discussing your project with prospective Heating and Air Services, don’t ask if they will do or recommend the diagnostic steps described above. Wait and see if they bring up their importance. A good contractor will, a poor one won’t. Keep looking until you find one who recommends, offers — or even better, insists — on doing it the right way.

6. Don’t Be Misled By The Many Who Will Only Offer To Replace Equipment

Most Heating and Air Services will only offer to replace your old equipment with the same size (or a bigger one), without performing any measurements, inspections or diagnostic tests. However, recent government and utility company research states that most new systems are the wrong size, installed improperly, and attached to an inadequate existing duct system. As a result, they waste an average of one third of the energy purchased to run them.

7. Don’t Choose A Contractor Who Doesn’t Ask A Lot Of Questions

Many people mistakenly assume that pre-existing comfort, noise, dust or unhealthy air problems will be automatically solved by installing a new system. While these problems can be solved, just replacing the equipment won’t do it.

A good contractor is committed to 100% customer satisfaction. But to achieve this, he needs information. He knows that you and your family are the best source of information about these problems. He will always start by meeting with you and asking many questions: about areas that have been hard to heat or cool, air that is either too dry or too humid, about how the old system worked (or didn’t work!), and about what you are looking for in a new system.

He’ll also ask if you are interested in reducing dust in the home, and if any family members suffer from respiratory allergies or asthma. A new system can often greatly improve the overall air quality in your home. This is especially so if duct and thermal envelope improvements are performed at the same time, and if the latest in air filtration and purification technology are built into your new system.

The typical contractor is only interested in swapping the metal boxes, and won’t try to help you take full advantage of this unique opportunity.

8. Don’t Put The Learning Burden All On One Spouse’s Shoulders

Since everyone’s perception of comfort and indoor air quality is different, it’s very important that all the adults who live in your home participate in the initial interview and inspection. For one thing, the Whole House Comfort Checkup consultation, testing and inspection process is very visual. Everyone really needs to see it and have their questions answered.

9. Don’t Try To Evaluate Your Options When You Are Tired Or Distracted

These days at least one and often both adults in many families have to work outside the home. It’s tempting to ask if the Heating and Air Services can come by after work, or on a weekend. However, we recommend that all adults who will be involved in the decision invest the time to meet with your consultant during the day, when everyone is fresh and able to focus on the issues, and ideally while any children are at school or otherwise being cared for. A common compromise is to go into work a bit late or come home early.

Keep in mind that a good contractor will recommend a Whole House Comfort Checkup. This is an in-depth inspection and consultation, that typically requires about two hours. It is not just a quick visit to drop off a bid. A contractor who understands all these issues is really a Comfort and Indoor Air Quality Consultant.

10. Don’t Choose A Contractor Who Doesn’t Explain Your Options

A lot of Heating and Air Services think that consumers are only interested in a low initial price, and so they quickly bid on the cheapest, least efficient product that will get the heating or cooling back on. Although they may not mean to, they usually end up shortchanging the customer. Monthly utility bills stay high, comfort is compromised and unhealthy indoor air problems remain unsolved.

A good contractor understands his professional responsibility to advise you of your options, and won’t presume to make these important decisions for you. After going over what you want, and what has been learned about your home and duct system, a good contractor will use his professional judgment and experience to make a personalized proposal. He’ll be able to explain his reasons for the recommendations. Together you’ll come up with the right solution.

Are Some Heat Pumps Better?

Naturally, energy efficiency is important. But when making your selection, remember low operating costs are little comfort if service and repair bills are high. Don’t be sold on energy efficiency alone.

We carry heat pumps from Rheem, who is the only manufacturer to install the Compliant Scroll® Compressor, the industry best, in its entire residential heat pump line.

What should I know about SEER and HSPF?

heatpumpThe Department of Energy requires all air-conditioning and heating equipment manufacturers to evaluate and rate the efficiency of their equipment on a seasonal basis. These ratings are known as the SEER or, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, for air conditioners, and the HSPF or, Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, for heating equipment.

Heat pumps use both numbers. The higher the SEER or HSPF rating, the more efficient the heat pump. High-efficiency units cost more. But since operating costs are lower, the payback period may be shorter than you realize. A high SEER/HSPF heat pump also can add value to your home which is important to today’s energy-conscious home buyers.

How to Choose the Best Furnace

The best furnaces are efficient. They keep a home warm and comfortable. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year. And they are quiet, long-lasting and low in service frequency and cost.

Which furnaces are energy efficient?

When a furnace loses or wastes heat, it requires more energy to keep your home warm. Some furnaces lose heat through the walls of the furnace cabinet. Energy-efficient furnaces like Rheem’s full line of state-of-the-art models significantly reduce this loss with a blanket of insulation that lines the inside of the cabinet walls.

When a gas furnace is not in operation, most send a steady, wasteful draft of warm household air traveling up the venting system and out the roof. The Rheem Classic® Series and Classic® Plus Lines – with AFUE ratings of 78% and better – feature an induced-draft blower that works in conjunction with a hot surface ignition system to pull hot gases through the heat exchanger at a constant and controlled rate of flow. As the burner cycles off, the draft blower stops, keeping the heating air in the system.

A high-efficiency furnace generally wears a higher price tag, but it can make up the difference by reducing operating costs over the long run. And with today’s consumer interest in efficiency, such equipment enhances the bottom line of your home.