Climate Masters Blog: Archive for the ‘New Construction’ Category

Why Work with a Design/Build HVAC Contractor?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Are you in the process of building a new, or of planning a new home construction project? If so, congratulations! This is truly one of the most exciting endeavors that anyone can undertake for themselves. However, it can also be quite stressful at times. By hiring qualified contractors to handle every aspect of your construction process, of course, you can avoid much of the stress that could otherwise potentially plague the construction process. This extends past the construction of the home itself to include the design and installation of your HVAC system. When it comes to design/build HVAC services, you can’t go wrong when working with a design/build HVAC contractor in St. Augustine from Climate Masters.

When people invest in a new, preexisting home, they often inherit a preexisting HVAC system that was installed in that home at some point. The problem with this is that the HVAC system that they inherit may not be the one that they’d have chosen for themselves. If you are constructing a new home, or if you are interested in replacing the HVAC system in your home with a newer, customized system, working with a design/build HVAC contractor is your best option. When your HVAC system is designed with your property specifically in mind, you can count on getting more from that system that you otherwise might with a more run of the mill, prefabricated system fitted into your home.

Not only will our design/build HVAC contractors work with you to ensure that you choose the HVAC system which best suits your needs, but they will also design your system so that it services your unique property in the most effective and efficient manner possible. This includes ensuring that your new system is of just the right size for your living space, so that you won’t overwork your system and pay too much for too weak of a performance, nor will you find yourself paying for a cooling capacity that you’ll simply never need. Plus, any heating and cooling distribution systems will be custom tailored to the layout of your home, ensuring even and consistent heating and cooling for the greatest level of comfort possible.

The simple fact of the matter is that it is best that your HVAC system fits your home like a glove.

When you hire a professional design/build HVAC contractor in St. Augustine, this will be the case. Just make sure that Climate Masters is the company that you call upon to do so.

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What Factors Go into Professional Duct Design

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The ducts in your home are perhaps the most vital components in delivering warm or cool air to your living space when you switch on your home HVAC system. When you turn on the heating or air conditioning system in your home, the air that comes out through the vents must first go through a set of ducts which provide a pathway both towards and away from the indoor air handler.

The air handler is the portion of your heating or AC system that contains all of the vital indoor components involved in conditioning your home, including cooling coils, heating elements, and a blower fan. The blower fan sucks in air through the return grille where it usually first passes through a filter to eliminate particles that could damage the air handler or contaminate the air. It then moves through the ducts and is conditioned at the air handler, where it goes back through the ducts that lead to the supply vents in the home.

A single leak or any fault in duct construction can reduce the amount of heating or cooling you feel in your home. It can also cause your unit to become inefficient, taking far longer to increase or decrease the home’s temperature than it should. That’s why designing an HVAC system for new construction is a job for professionals who will take into account the following factors.

  • Materials: There are actually many different types of materials to choose between in duct design. Most ductwork professionals prefer sheet metal ducts to flexible materials, but this will depend on the conditions in your home.
  • Sizing: Ductwork must be sized according to the size of the home and the heating or cooling capacity of your system. This requires some careful engineering calculations, and ducts that are oversized or undersized may run into a number of problems over time, including poor efficiency.
  • Construction: An expert will take the time to decide on the most efficient layout, usually including few twists and turns to provide the most direct route.
  • Location: The location of the ducts can have quite an impact on the efficiency of your system. If ducts are located in an unconditioned area, heat may transfer into or out of the ducts unnecessarily.
  • Sealing: A professional knows that standard duct tape is not the proper sealant and comes prepared with professional-grade materials and tools.

At Climate Masters, our technicians have experience working with ducts of all sizes, and we’re the place to call for ductwork design in new construction in St. Augustine.

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Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor for New Construction Saves You Money

Monday, September 29th, 2014

A new construction project is exciting, and you want to make sure every part of your new home or commercial property is constructed with care. But when it comes to your HVAC system, choosing the right one for your home may seem like a simple process. However, new ductwork and HVAC installation both require a professional to ensure you get the most out of your new system. Not only will this keep repair costs low later on, it can also ensure that your system is more energy efficient throughout the years. To save money every month on your HVAC system with new construction in Fruit Cove, contact the design and installation experts at Climate Masters. Here’s how choosing the right HVAC contractor in your area can save you money.

First, choosing an HVAC contractor who knows all about installation as well as duct design means you won’t have to search for and pay two separate companies for their work. Some contractors specialize only in HVAC installation. But finding a contractor who specializes in both duct design and building a new HVAC system ensures that you get everything in one place and that you have a technician who knows the ins and outs of your ducts to choose the right HVAC unit for the highest efficiency.

Second, duct design is a complex process, and, if done incorrectly, you can lose a lot of energy from month to month. Duct leaks are one of the most common sources of unusually high energy costs, accounting for up to 30% less efficiency in some homes. Choosing someone who knows about duct design means your ducts will be properly sealed and inspected, optimized for your home or building, and checked for pressure losses and potential weak points.

Finally, the right HVAC contractor can help you choose the most efficient system for your new home or commercial space based on industry ratings and the layout of your ducts. Are you in the middle of new construction in Fruit Cove, or are you still trying to find an HVAC contractor before you begin?

Call Climate Masters today! We specialize in both duct design and equipment sizing to make sure you have the right design and unit.

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Why Work with a Professional HVAC Contractor for Your New Construction

Monday, September 8th, 2014

There are few projects more exciting, or more intimidating, than new construction of a home or a commercial building. You have to consider numerous factors during all stages of the construction, and even thinking about them can make you feel overwhelmed. However, if you work with the best contractors, you’ll remove a great deal of the stress from your shoulder—and you will also end up with the final product that you first envisioned.

One aspect of a new home or commercial building that’s vital of its success is the HVAC system. You want to make sure that you stay comfortable inside your new building, especially during hot Florida weather.

For new construction HVAC design in Saint Johns, FL that will deliver you the results you want, call Climate Masters today.

Why it’s important to work with professional HVAC contractors

Putting in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system for a new home or commercial building is about more than simply installing a heater and AC and hooking it up to ducts. The HVAC system is a major energy system that can lose or gain energy if it is installed haphazardly or sloppily. When you hire professionals, they will provide your new project with a complete heat load calculation that follows the specifications of the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors Association of America). This calculation determines the amount of heating a cooling load the building needs for comfort without creating an energy drain. Far more factors than just size go into this calculation: professionals use specialized software to determine locations where a building gains and loses heat, and just how much. Only highly trained specialists can do this task correctly to ensure that you have the correct HVAC system installed.

Another task where having HVAC professionals is invaluable for new construction is for ductwork design. Basic non-customized ductwork is often inefficient, and only through custom designs that will fit with your plans for your new building will you have a ventilation system that works ideally and unobtrusively.

Finally, using professional HVAC contractors will give you time and peace of mind, two priceless commodities when it comes to constructing a new home or commercial building. When you have contractors you can trust, you’ll already be halfway to the finish line.

If you are ready for installation of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system for your new building, call Climate Masters. Our specialists in new construction HVAC design for Saint Johns, FL will be glad to help you realize the final building with the comfort system that it needs.

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