Hey Guys! Lets touch on something real quick that is near and dear to everyone's heart. That is their preferred preference of a heating and air unit brand. It is like picking out a car. Associated with that car is a companies marketing plan to push that car.
For example: During a Ford TV commercial, they are going to tell you that their car is the best thing going. Then they are going to give you laundry list of reasons why. They will tell you about 3rd row seating and powertrain warranties and bells and whistles. This is where it gets tricky. Despite hearing about features and benefits, they will never tell you the negatives. They will never tell you the shortcomings.
I will be the first to tell you, well maybe the 2nd (Todd Mirabel at Ed's Supply will be the 1st) to tell you that a central unit is only as good as the person who is installing it and the job they do.
I will not tell you which Air Unit is the best. There are pros and cons all the way around. I always suggest doing personal research, look at reviews and speak to several HVAC industry professionals. Once you've educated yourself then we will talk about the VALUE some Heating and Cooling Units have over the others. My point is, bring your educated questions to a Heating and Air Professional for their opinions after you've done your research. Click on the pictures below for a good starting point.
Its so easy to forget what your unit looks like, especially if it is "running okay."
It is super important to understand that the weather can effect the physical make-up of your HVAC unit which will subsequently effect its proper functioning. In the above pictures we see what nature's wrath has done to a unit mounted on top of a store. The damage is obvious. Now, bare in mind that this unit is running and running seemingly well. However, the units ability to breath and/or shed heat has been reduced. Air flow is restricted do the bent "fins" on the exterior coil caused by last week's hail storm.
Now, most of us don't have large roof-mounted units. We have smaller little things out behind the house. They can, in their own right, take an enormous beating during a good ole Chattanooga, Southern thunderstorm. I seriously have never seen hail like that!
The point of this is to protect your investment! There are several solutions for the is problem.
Disclaimer! Do not self-apply anything. Do not do anything to reduce they airflow integrity of the unit! Always seek a professionals opinion. I mean, that is what I am for! 706-820-6041
There are typically two shapes of ductwork that will be installed on any particular job. One is the standard square duct that we all have seen. The other is rounded duct. Both have pros and cons, and both will be better applied to certain types of jobs. Lets discuss.
Square ductwork is for us, manufactured in house. It typically is installed in places where the ductwork will be visible like a garage. This ductwork has a better aesthetic value with sharp angles and lines. The duct work is manufactured in 2 pieces and joined together at the job. The insulation is typically applied to the inside of the box and fastened with glue and welded tabs. This is not to say that this ductwork will not be installed in a crawlspace or attic, because it can. Ultimately, it will come down to the contractor and the homeowner.
Round ductwork is typically manufactured elsewhere and purchased at supply houses. This metal duct is wrapped with insulation on the outside with a wrap style insulation. Because of the outside wrap that is applied, this type of ductwork is typically not as aesthetically pleasing. Often times this ductwork is installed in places less visible like crawlspaces and attics. This application is a little more efficient due to the nature in which air flows.
Both applications work very well. One type will provide good angles and lines and the other will provide a slightly less than appealing but efficient alternative that will likely be out of sight!
Hey Guys! I am Jeremy, Tommy's son. I am here to help you navigate the HVAC world via the internet. I also control the content of the website and all marketing/sales matters of IAS.
I will periodically produce you some good tips, tricks and helpful hints to help you make the most of your HVAC system. On top of that, I have on "Our Professionals" page listed some of our recommended professionals in the Greater North Georgia and Chattanooga Area.
Our company will hopefully be more than a shopping experience for you, but more of an outlet and resource for you and yours.
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