The heating and air conditioning industry is fairly young compared to other trades such as the plumbing and electrical industries. Over the past several years homes have continued to get tighter and more energy efficient. These new construction codes and regulations have left most heating and cooling contractors out in the cold. Several states, county, and local governments have passed laws trying to gain control and right the wrongs being made sizing equipment. About the late 1960’s the industry was able to come up with a logical way to determine the correct BTU output capacities of heating and cooling equipment. This is called the Manual J Load Calculations. For years electricity coal, and natural gas were not expensive and consumers along with contractors were not worried about energy. We had no real trade schools for HVAC and everyone learned from grandpa’s and dad’s way of doing things. Don't get us wrong, grampa's and dad's way of doing things did work well and sometimes are needed but, in the new construction world with new high efficiency equipment you must worry about air changes and duct design.
Now here we are in modern times with energy prices through the roof tight homes and high efficiency equipment that delivers lower temperatures at the registers and the old ways are out the window. The communities require HVAC load calculations to be supplied when pulling building permits; some require room by room load calculations and some of only the total building envelope. There are some that also require a simple duct layout but they are very few. Who is responsible for pulling building permits? The owner…
So here you are getting ready to build your dream home. You have settled on the plans and are shopping for a price within your budget. Who gets the job? Why the low bidder of course. What are you getting? You are not sure. The only way to get like for like pricing from bidding contractors is by spelling out what you want. You must give them the specs to quote by or all the add on’s and options get thrown at you after the contract is signed. Don’t you think getting deducts after the contract is signed would be more favorable to you instead of adds for things you did not ask for but need? You need to level the playing field so all the quoting contractors are playing by the same rules.
That is what we do. HVAC Consulting will supply you with load calculations suggested duct layouts, equipment specs, suggested spec to bid by. We level the playing field for you. You learn what questions to ask and what answers to expect.
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WHY A HVAC CONSULTANT?
When you purchase services from us you are receiving back up support at no extra charge. After we deliver the services you require we stay available to teach you what it means and how to use it, via telephone and email. We just don't deliver and forget about you. Unless you learn how to apply it, understand load calculations and air distribution, you are wasting your time and money. HVAC Consulting will stay with you and teach you how to use the information properly. Job site visits are at extra charge
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