Important things to know about purchasing a new system for your home.
As much as half of the energy used in your home goes towards heating and air conditioning. Making smart decisions about the type of system and proper installation can have a big impact on your utility bills. Below are some important things to know, things that Evenflow Mechanical Inc. covers on a new installation:
Unfortunately, some contractors merely size a new system based on the old system's capacity rather than completing a professional design. What if your home's heating and cooling needs have changed since the last system was installed many years ago? What if the original system was not sized properly to begin with? Guess work can lead to under-sizing your new system, which can reduce the comfort of your home. Bigger is NOT better. Many contractors will readily sell you a bigger unit than you need. It costs you more to buy, and it can cost a lot more to operate and service. Even worse, over-sizing will add unnecessary expense to the job's installation cost, and may contribute to moisture-related problems down the line.
It takes time and expertise to complete a professional load calculation and system design. A California HVAC contractor lacking needed technical skills, or someone just interested in making a "fast buck" may try to convince you this is not important. However quality design is crucial to an efficient, well performing system.
Many things impact your air conditioning and heating requirements. The number and size of windows and even kitchen appliances all affect load calculation. Year-round, comfort is the goal. In the summer, your cooling system not only cools your home's air (sensible cooling), it removes moisture (latent cooling). In the winter, your heating system must keep you comfortable without causing high utility bills.
Any Lomita HVAC contractor should be using the Manual J® residential load calculation procedure. Manual J is the official standard for residential load calculation and is required by many building codes around the country.
As your local Lomita contractor, Evenflow Mechanical Inc. does it right by carefully measuring your home to evaluate its levels of insulation. Window sizes and quantity will be noted, levels of infiltration will be estimated and internal loads including lighting and kitchen appliances will be taken into consideration.
Heating and air conditioning equipment comes in many capacities, configurations and efficiencies. It can be very confusing. As your local Lomita HVAC contractor, we select the right equipment that will be compatible with your home's heating and cooling needs. Don't trust other California contractors who are not performing accurate Manual J load calculations to size and recommend equipment. Trust Evenflow Mechanical Inc. to do the job right and install the perfect system to meet your unique requirements.
You would be surprised at how many California homeowners have work done by poorly trained or careless technicians that often creates problems during or after installation. For example, sloppy workmanship can create duct leakage where your new equipment is connected to your existing ductwork which means the efficiency ratings on that shiny new equipment will never see the light of day.
It's also essential that your new air conditioner or heat pump system has the proper refrigerant gas charge (most commonly known as Freon ™). Many California contractors make no correction for the actual length and internal volume of the copper lines in your system. They just crack open the valves and use whatever refrigerant charge came in the new air conditioner from the factory.
Because of this common mistake, a recent study by a major electrical utility found that 79% of newly installed systems had either significantly too much or too little refrigerant gas. This increases utility bills, reduces the amount of cooling created, and often causes premature system failure.
It takes time and training to correct the refrigerant gas charge for each installation. Many Lomita heating contractors do not know how to do it properly, and/or don't invest the time needed to do it right. As your trusted Lomita HVAC contractor, we will either precisely weigh in the proper charge, or adjust it based on careful temperature, relative humidity and refrigerant gas pressure measurements.
Purchasing a new furnace, air conditioner or heat pump setup is a major decision - ranking just behind paying for your home, your cars and your children's college education. You want it done right, and we are a local Lomita contractor who will do just that. From design to installation, we guarantee your system and your satisfaction with our company. We look forward to enhancing the quality of your indoor comfort control.
The heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor selected to inspect, upgrade or install an air conditioning system is as critical to the system's successful operation as the equipment itself.
Call Evenflow Mechanical Inc. at 310-326-2249
I recently had a Mitsubishi Air Conditioning system installed in my home by Evenflow Mechanical, and I could not be happier. Evenflow Mechanical did a fabulous job for me. It started by me receiving a detailed estimate from Brittany, their sales consultant, after she visited my home. She was very knowledgeable and courteous. She obtained the city permit and ordered my system. Next, Oscar and Nahim installed the system and they were both very professional and courteous. They took the time to answer my questions and gave my wife and I a quick course on how to use the system and some practical maintenance tips. As far as the installation, it was neat and clean. When the system was turned on, I could not believe how quickly it cooled the rooms; and it is super quiet. Additionally, the condenser unit on the outside of the house is so quiet, that I had to get down on my knees to hear it running. Gone are the days of noisy window air conditioners. In summary, I could not be happier with my new Mitsubishi system or the service that I received from Evenflow Mechanical. I very highly recommend them to anyone looking for air conditioning.
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Evenflo has been tackling some of the most complex and mysterious A/C issues I've ever seen in my commercial office building, and they win every time. Omar and Kimberly have been solving my problems brilliantly and with dedication, including emergency weekend calls. They are my best and most important vendor. Totally reliable.