EARTH CITY, Mo. - Trane’s Heartland Dealer Sales Office (DSO) in Earth City, Mo., along with Trane dealer Design Aire Heating & Cooling in St. Louis, donated new HVAC systems and installation time to the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway raffle.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric cancer center that denies no child treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. Its Dream Home Giveaway is a unique partnership where selected builders leverage their skills and contacts to construct a Dream Home largely utilizing donated land, materials, and labor. Participants in the giveaway can purchase tickets, which are $100 each, for the Dream Home raffles. All proceeds benefit St. Jude.

“After learning about the St. Jude Dream Home project, we were excited to be a part of this worthy cause,” said Mark Adams, district manager for Trane’s Heartland DSO. “We wanted to make this a true Dream Home, so we provided an upgraded system that will create additional comfort and value.”

The 3,311-square-foot St. Jude Dream Home is valued at $525,000 and is located in the Talbridge community in St. Charles, Mo.

For the Dream Home, the Heartland DSO donated 2.5- and 3.5-ton Trane systems, including XL15i Series air conditioning units, XV95 variable-speed gas furnaces, high-efficiency coils, programmable thermostats, and a Trane CleanEffects™ whole-house air cleaner. The Trane XV95 variable-speed gas furnace delivers a 95 percent AFUE rating. It is designed with two-stage gas valves and variable-speed motors. The XL15i is the quietest of all Trane single-stage outdoor units. Both systems meet or exceed Energy Star guidelines.

“Trane products do more with less energy,” said Adams. “A furnace like the Trane XV95 Design Aire installed in the Dream Home helps this home stay as comfortable as the family wants it to be, using significantly less energy. It provides a family peace of mind. The variable-speed indoor fans provide better humidity control, and the Trane CleanEffects whole-house cleaner removes up to 99.98 percent of the particles and allergens from the home’s filtered air, providing a cleaner, healthier living environment.”

Publication date:11/01/2010