A heating and air conditioning system plays a substantial role in your home’s performance. Proper replacement of outdated equipment can significantly reduce energy usage, improve comfort, reduce noise and provide you with reliability for years to come.
When choosing a contractor to replace your equipment, it is important to identify a reputable firm who invests the time to design the system properly, matches the right equipment to your budget/home and delivers you a quality installation beyond industry standards.
Elements which impact a new equipment performance are:
When designing a heating and cooling system, a Manual J heat load calculation should be performed to determine the right size of the equipment. Improperly sized equipment will short cycle, lose efficiency and put stress on the equipment which shortens its life span. Contractors and builders are notorious for oversizing equipment.
Prior to every installation, REEIS performs a computer model called a Manual J to insure that the right sized equipment is installed.
AIR FLOW & DUCT DESIGN
Equipment is only as good as the duct system it is installed with. If the air flow is not optimized to your specific heat load and floor plan, you will experience comfort problems and high utility bills. Too much air flow or not enough air flow will have a big impact on home and system performance.
We see it all the time, new equipment installed on duct systems with undersized intake system (return) or improperly designed exhaust (supply) which rob the homeowner of efficiency and comfort.
REEIS includes a Manual D computer modeled duct system design with every install and pre/post static pressure testing to insure proper installation.
It seems like common sense. . .The duct work which delivers the air to your home should be sealed to avoid leaks, air loss, intake of polluted air into the system and pressure imbalances. Yet studies have shown that 93% of new units are installed with duct leakage.
Before and after every installation, REEIS pressure tests the duct system for leakage to insure proper installation.
INCORRECT REFRIGERANT CHARGE & START UP
Refrigerant is the backbone of an air conditioner or heat pump systems. It is a key element to optimal run efficiency. Measuring pressures, refrigerants and other elements of the system is critical to the proper operation of your system.
On every installation, REEIS has a senior NATE Certified and/or Master Heat Pump Technician perform a thorough quality control check of the installation with digital equipment which tests refrigerant, air flow and other components of the system.
WHOLE HOUSE DESIGN
A house works as a system with a relationship existing between each component of the home. A home’s building components such as insulation, windows, building envelope leakage, house orientation, duct system, etc. play a substantial role in heating and air conditioning system’s equipment type, size, design and air flow. If a contractor is not factoring these elements and incorporating them into your systems proposal, you may not be getting the most cost effective performance solution.
On every installation, REEIS performs a series of test on the home to determine the best package of improvements. Most equipment proposals include improvements to insulation, house sealing, air flow and other less expensive performance improvements. Insuring you get the most cost effective performance possible.
If you are considering replacing your heating and air conditioning system, give REEIS a chance to show you how we will deliver you more value and performance.