If you are installing a new HVAC system, there are several factors to consider that affect performance, energy efficiency, and reliability. Many brands on the market are energy-efficient and deliver exceptional comfort. However, a system must be properly sized and installed for it to perform according to specifications.
Selecting a reliable contractor is as important as selecting the equipment. At Ecology Air Innovations, we make sure your HVAC installation conforms with industry standards to deliver comfort for years to come.
Calculating load is the first step in a new installation. Load is the amount of energy required to heat and cool effectively. A certified HVAC professional should use Manual J, the industry standard for load calculations for a residential HVAC installation.
Ecology Air Innovations uses Manual J for room by room load calculations and to determine load for the entire building. Factors include:
- Orientation of property
- Local climate
- Landscaping and shading
- Type of roof
- Number of doors and windows
- Number of occupants per room
- Amount of insulation
- Condition and placement of ductwork
Proper sizing is correlated with load. Improperly sized systems often require frequent repair, may fail before the end of the normal service life and will not heat and cool properly.
Finally, we examine the duct system to make sure it is in good shape and compatible with the new system. Duct leakage and poorly insulated ducts increase load. For new construction, we work with the build team to ensure ducts are strategically placed for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and aesthetics.
Selecting a Certified Contractor
Ecology Air Innovations is a Trane Comfort Specialist, a prestigious designation given to select HVAC dealers. Our technicians undergo rigorous training to deliver stellar technical expertise and customer support. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we are authorized to honor Trane’s warranties. We back all our work with a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. We also work on all brands of HVAC equipment. We offer a lifetime guarantee for a new HVAC installation for as long as you own your home.
We listen to your needs and devise a work plan that reflects your lifestyle and budget. For more information about installing a new HVAC system, call (916) 640-9464 to speak to one of our NATE-certified technicians.