by Tom Casey, America's Most Awarded Contractor
Don’t take my word for it.... that’s directly from Energy Star, the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices.
Let’s put this into reality. Look at your neighbor to the left. Now look at your neighbor to the righ. Likely, on e of them has incorrectly installed cooling and heating systems. Or, maybe your the monkey in the middle? Statistically, at least ONE of you has major problems.
Improperly installed systems do NOT last as long, plus they can also cost up to 30% MORE to heat and cool your home. That means more money replacing systems sooner than you need to, plus all that wasted money on monthly utility bills for as long as you own the system.
Properly sized and installed
systems are BETTER:
Better Energy Savings
How Does this Happen?
The OLD Way of installing HVAC systems was the “cookie-cutter” approach. You know how it goes: one size fits all, we have always done it that way, bigger is better, or some other HVAC myth. And, let’s not forget that our houses are the result of all the lowest bidders by trade, doing the least amount of work possible to comply with minimum building codes, all for the cheapest price..
Note - Building Code is only the lowest permitted standard allowed by law.
How do we fix It?
The New Way is all about customized solutions, precisely designed for your home and family. It starts with making sure these 4 mistakes are avoided and/or corrected; improper sizing; incorrect airflow; incorrect charge, and duct leakage. It's not just about “changing boxes” or equipment. This requires more than just swapping your existing systems with new ones.
Problems are not solved by equipment alone. In fact, WHO and HOW your system is installed by is far more important than what BRAND you select. A top brand with a poor installation is not as good as a basic brand with a quality installation.
Study after study finds that 90% of systems tested had at least one operational deficiency. Ensuring your system operates in the top 10% doesn't happen by accident. Properly sizing your systems, then confirming the capacity of your existing ductwork to handle the required airflow are just the beginning,
Once everything is sized correctly, strict quality processes to ensure a clean dry piping, leak-free duct connections and detailed system set-up and configuration. Then properly commissioning to verify correct refrigerant charge, actual airflow and more. Lastly, a quality follow-up process to confirm everything a short period after initial start-up.
Properly installed systems go wat beyond just blowing “cold” air in the summer and “warm” air in Winter. They improve your comfort year-round, under all weather season or conditions. Additionally, they create cleaner healthier indoor air too.
Properly installed systems provide optimal safety and energy efficiency. They precisely match your needs for the best solutions for your family.
Once of the most compelling reasons for properly sizing and installing HVAC systems is COST. These systems have an overall lower cost of ownership than their “cookie-cutter” counterparts.
They cost less to operate. They are more reliable, and have LESS Breakdowns. They don't have to be replaced as often, because they LAST LONGER.
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