Climate Masters Blog: Posts Tagged ‘New Construction’

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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How to Factor Your Air Conditioner into New Construction

Friday, June 20th, 2014

New construction, such as a new room added on to your house, is a big undertaking, and can involve a number of different factors. When you embark upon such a project, it can be easy to overlook certain factors like the air conditioner, which will presumably need to cool the new room with the same efficiency it does the old. This can be trickier than it sounds and without proper preparation, it could cause you quite a few headaches in the process. The good news is that when it comes to new construction, St. Augustine has plenty of professional services that can help you with the specifics. Here’s a few general tips on how to factor your air conditioner into new construction.

Air conditioning units need to be sized properly to fit the space they’re cooling. If you use a centralized air conditioner, you need to factor in the additional space and determine how that will affect its performance. In some cases, the unit won’t be affected unduly. In other cases, however, it’s going to place additional strain on the unit. You may need to be prepared for higher electric bills and possibly a greater risk of repairs as well. In addition, you’ll need to plan for an extension of your ductwork, allowing the system to reach your new room and cool it properly.

In many cases, an easy solution is to install a new ductless AC unit in the new room. This is a single stand-alone unit, similar to the one you might find in a small apartment or a hotel room. It’s sized to cool that room only, which means your existing system won’t face any additional strain. It also does away with the need for new ducts and other unwieldy components to your new room.

We can plan out every step to get your new space properly set up with an air conditioner, and we won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

For more ideas on how to factor your air conditioner into new construction, St. Augustine residents can turn to the experts at Climate Masters for sound advice.

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