Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Replacement Installation


Installation is Everything!

You can find all kinds of contradictory information about heating and air conditioning equipment on the internet.  The one consistent message is this: Installation is the most important factor to ensure that you get the best reliability and performance from your system.

At Design Aire we value the importance of expert training and continuing education for our installers and service technicians.  If you are looking into replacing your system, there are a few things that you should expect from anyone giving you an estimate on replacement:

  • Custom Sheet Metal FittingsOur install trucks include a Pittsburgh machine and a metal brake which allow us to fabricate a single-piece supply plenum specifically sized for your system whenever necessary.  This custom ductwork assures you the best airflow and performance for your new system.  Design Aire distinguishes itself from other companies with our unmatched sheet metal craftmanship.  As members of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36, our installers possess superior skills and knowledge about the craft of sheet metal fabrication.
  • Two-Pipe Furnaces – Because of the tax credit, rebates, and a desire to improve their utility bills, many people are opting for high efficiency furnaces.  These 95% efficient units require a PVC flue because they remove so much heat from the gas that condensation is formed in the flue (the heat isn’t wasted on flue temperature, but is used to condition your home).  Every major manufacturer recommends installing these furnaces as a two-pipe system (a separate pipe for intake and exhaust) whenever possible.  Although this practice requires additional labor, reputable HVAC contractors install two-pipe systems because it prevents depressurizing the house and pulling unconditioned air into the home.
  • Duct Sealing – The main areas for air leakage on your system occur closest to the blower (those locations have the highest pressure).  We seal the ductwork at your coil, supply plenum, and return air drop to prevent air loss at these critical points.