Home Energy Management SolutionsTrane introduces an easy, efficient way for homeowners to monitor and manage their home energy usage to lower costs with the introduction of Trane Energy Management powered by eMonitor. Trane Energy Management tracks usage data 24/7 and reports how much is being spent on electricity throughout the home. Using the program, homeowners can monitor and control their heating and cooling system as well as appliances in the home that use electricity, affecting the home’s overall energy usage and costs before they see the bill each month. Trane Energy Management also sends owners real-time alerts and notifications of various situations such as circuit overloads or if the refrigerator/freezer door is left open. The eMonitor interface delivers detailed energy usage information and analytics to the user’s web-enabled computer or smart phone. Home Comfort Room by Room: Zoning For many, maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout their homes can be a challenge. But now, homeowners can enjoy steady comfort from floor to floor and room to room thanks to Trane’s new zoning system with connection to Nexia Home Intelligence. At the heart of the zoning system, the Trane ComfortLink II Control—an easy-to-use advanced command center—communicates with the home’s HVAC system and the Trane Wired Zone Sensor to direct more heated or cooled air where it’s needed, and less where it is not. Together with Nexia Home Intelligence, the Trane zoning system can control heating and cooling throughout the home for enhanced comfort. Trane zoning capability will be available via select Trane dealers in early 2013. Visit trane.com to find a Trane Comfort Specialist dealer near you, who can help determine if zoning is the right solution for your home. Flexible Home Comfort and Efficiency: Ductless Systems New Trane ductless systems for heating and cooling bring efficient, convenient and economical comfort to homes built without ducted heating systems or where the main system lacks capacity to expand, as well as room additions where installing ductwork may be impractical or too expensive. Ductless systems allow homeowners to be efficient with their energy use, because they operate separately from a central system, individually controlled to provide heating or cooling only when needed. The systems have three main components: a small indoor unit consisting of a coil and fan that attaches to a wall or ceiling, an outdoor compressor, and a wireless remote control. Mini-Split Models have one outdoor unit and one indoor unit for single room comfort. Multi-Split Models have up to five indoor units connected to one outdoor unit, bringing flexibility and efficient heating and cooling to multiple rooms. The single- or multi-zone configurations enable homeowners to create customized room-by-room comfort depending on their need.
New Nexia PartnershipNexia Home Intelligence also expands through new partnerships, including solutions through Budget Blinds to bring home automation capability to the brand’s motorized window covering products. Providing connectivity that allows homeowners to use their blinds for energy efficiency, safety and privacy, Nexia makes it simple to manage window coverings through its scheduling feature and remote access capability via computer, smartphone or tablet. Special IBS In-Booth Experience: Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine Visitors to the Nexia booth will also have an opportunity to experience the “Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine” for the chance to win a Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt lock and other prizes. Attendees can play the game by activating the touchscreen lock while learning about the features of the Touchscreen Deadbolt and Nexia Home Intelligence. For more information visit the following websites: Nexia and monthly service details, nexiahome.com; Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, schlage.com/ibs; Trane ComfortLink II Control, trane.com; Trane Ductless Systems, trane.com; and Budget Blinds motorized window coverings, budgetblinds.com. About Ingersoll Rand Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.