New Heating or Cooling System Installation
If you have an HVAC system that needs to be upgraded or replaced, we will examine the current system and the characteristics of your building. As your heating contractor, we follow industry standards for evaluating load and sizing new units. We take into account your energy efficiency needs and budget requirements when we make recommendations for equipment.
New Heating System Installations
If you live in a building without ductwork, we can install a new system. We follow industry standards for ductwork design. If your building is not suitable for ductwork, or if you need to heat and cool areas that are difficult to reach, there are other options.
Ductless mini-split units with heat pumps provide both heating and cooling. No ductwork is required. In some models, one compressor provides conditioned air to up to four rooms. Each room has its own climate control, so the unit can be switched off when the room is not being used. Cassette blowers mounted on the ceiling or wall are connected to the compressor by a conduit containing wiring and condensation tubes routed through a small hole in the wall to the outside. The unit is quiet because the compressor is outside.
Radiant floor heating delivers heat through tubing or wiring installed in or under flooring. Energy radiates up through the floor and is transferred to people and objects in the room just as sunlight warms objects outside. Floor heating can be installed over existing flooring or be built into new flooring. Hydronic systems route heated water through piping. Electric systems use wiring or coils wrapped in water-resistant material.
Radiant heating is up to 15 percent more efficient than heating by conventional radiators. Indoor temperatures can be kept several degrees cooler because heat is concentrated at floor level. Drafts created by blowing air are eliminated.
New Air Conditioning Installation
Heating and cooling account for almost half of all residential energy use. Is your air conditioner more than ten years old, cooling erratically or breaking down frequently? If you are not satisfied with the performance of your current heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit, it may be time to consider purchasing a new one. New units use approximately 30 percent less energy than older models. Products with an Energy Star label are even more efficient. The payback in investing in a new HVAC unit is realized quickly because utility bills are often significantly lower.
If you are considering a new AC installation, we will perform an energy assessment of your building to determine what type and size unit is appropriate for the conditions of your site. We calculate load based on several factors as outlined in Manual J, the industry standard endorsed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), not by best guess or rule of thumb. These factors include how much sunlight the building gets during summer months, the height of ceilings, number of doors and windows, where appliances are used, and the number of persons in the home.
These calculations allow proper sizing of the air conditioning system. An oversized unit will cycle on and off too quickly without removing enough humidity for comfort. Your indoor air will feel thick and uncomfortable. A unit that is too small will take longer to provide the right level of air conditioning. You may feel that the unit is not cooling well enough. Often compressors run too long or too often and fail.
Our training and Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer designation means we use the best techniques for proper installation of new equipment. Our NATE-certified technicians undergo regular training with Carrier and are up-to-date in new technology.