Comfort Delivery Problem #4:B The Heating or Cooling Equipment was Installed Incorrectly sounds like a problem you should never experience right?
Well hopefully, as I discuss the Solutions to Comfort Delivery Problem #4 you will feel confident not only in your installation but your choice of contractor.
Usually Heating and Cooling Equipment are part of a system.B It has several components but the two big ones you would normally think about are the Indoor Unit (Furnace, Air Handler or Evaporator Coils) and the outdoor unit, the condenser (straight air conditioning or heat pump.)B Only equipment that were designed to work together should be installed.B This very well could mean you may be facing replacing both the indoor unit and the outdoor unit.B In our industry we have a name for it, it is called Manual S.B We rely upon engineering data from the manufacturer so that we can ensure the performance and longevity of the equipment we select for you.B There are several factors that can cause a system mismatch.B As part of a Solution for Comfort Delivery #4, we need to confirm compatibility with the various components of your comfort system.
Once that wonderfully matched system is installed, there are a couple of other things that go a long way to ensuring you do not experience Comfort Delivery Problem #4.B For air conditioners and heat pumps, we must go through a start up procedure.B It actually starts during installation, but I wonb t bore you with those details but if you would like a more comprehensive list, do not hesitate to contact us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 483-4040.B But the part of the start up procedure that should become part of your permanent record is the Quality Installation Start Up Sheet.B Now many of us contractors work in differing climates, regions, have differing regulations, so ours could very well look very different than one from Buffalo, New York.B Ask to see your completed start up sheet.
However, even with existing systems you should expect to see that the refrigerant charge was measured and adjusted if needed to ensure peak performance.B And sometimes, a note stating we need to come back when weather is more cooperative to ensure it is at peak levels.B Yes, it is very true, when the weather is mild or coldb because of the properties of refrigerant, we will need to return to make minor adjustments.
This is one reason why we include a Comfort Club Membership with every one of our installsb there are actually some great benefits to this approach.B First, you know we coming out as soon as the weather warms up and we will definitely make the adjustments as needed.B Second, it gives us the opportunity to not only talk about proper maintenance of your system, but to show you what to expect.B And third, we simply like to visit our equipment and watch them run, they are almost like children to us.
But, I got off topic.B Another solution included in addressing Comfort Delivery Problem #4, is testing for carbon monoxide and proper operation for all oil and gas appliances.B This is one that your life could depend upon, so do expect it each and every time you have your equipment inspected.
Third:B Fix all chimney venting problems.B I know that checking for carbon monoxide and testing proper operation of your combustion appliances seems to address this one.B There are some exterior forces that could affect chimney venting.B This could be wind forces upon the home, negative pressure in the house creating back drafts.B These should be identified and corrected.
Finally, do a final control check to be sure the equipment is operating at peak efficiency.
Hopefully, you feel comfortable discussing the Solutions to Comfort Delivery Problem#4:B The Heating or Cooling Equipment was Installed Incorrectly with any of your service providers.B If not, do not hesitate to give us a call, we here at Comfort Central are always happy to help.
My next blog (as I now have guest bloggers you may need to search for) I will discuss Comfort Delivery Problem #5:B The House has Large Hidden Air Leaks which Create Hot or Cold Rooms.B This is actually a fun one.B There have been many books written on the subject, but I will try to keep it simple and straight forward.