The picture below is an air-conditioning and heating duct system installed by us. The ducts are installed high enough for roofers to do work and low enough for curb appeal. The actual duct that conveys the air is the inner part then R8 insulation wraps it. A foil back cover wraps the insulation then the sheet metal covers everything. All of the duct work is sealed weather tight.
We took this picture of the home next door. They installed the duct system then wrapped it with insulation. The insulation is exposed to the elements.
This is how we do it!
This is how “they” do it
We wanted to remind everyone to check out our site for the wifi-thermostat offer we give. You can control your home comfort on your smart phone….for free! Make sure to visit.
This is a rooftop package unit and duct system. This system was installed by us and it shows the proper way these flat roof jobs are done. We have seen many different techniques used to do this. Make sure to get a bid from us, it could save you money and it will make sure it’s done correctly.
The mechanical codes that this country goes by are always the minimum requirement. If your contractor does the minimum to pass code, your are not being served correctly! The minimum requirement passes inspection, but is not always the best way. We have many installations above minimum standards that perform extremely well for our customers. The way things SHOULD be done!
The filters shown here are pretty typical of the ones people buy and put in. If you look at the one in front you probably think it’s cheap and it won’t work as good as the others. In a filtration way, you would be correct! The problem is all of the others restrict the air flow too much. That’s right, the one in front is the most efficient filter in this picture. The others will certainly filter out more stuff but they also restrict the air to the point you are paying more on your electric bill. You need to change them out more often as well. So save your money and just purchase and install the cheap ones. The most important thing is to change them. We go to homes to service more units because of the filter then any other reason. We have a phone app that doesn’t take up any memory at all and it will remind you to change your filter. Try it today! Download it
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
More info on the EPA phase-out of R-22
The feds are at it again with changes to air conditioning refrigerants. In 2017 it will be 14 SEER only and no R-22. Well, that’s not entirely true! You can still get the R-22 for your old systems but you will pay! The average cost of a jug of R-22 refrigerant is approaching $700.00. Which means you could pay as much for a major repair on your system as you could on just purchasing a new one. Not to mention the efficiency of a new system will pay for itself. Let’s all be smart and check into replacement before spending too much on repairs.