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Monday, April 6, 2015

LG ART COOL DUCTLESS MINI SPLIT

Today we had the chance to install the LG ArtCool ductless mini splits.  We install tons of LG mini splits but we really don't get customers asking for the ArtCool system.  For this type of application it couldn't have been more perfect. The homeowner was a artist who had a art room located in a loft of his house that just could not say cool in the summer.  When we showed him the types of ductless air curtains he could choose from he feel in love with the ArtCool.  We did not take any pictures of the install  but when we were all done the install looked great.  The homeowner said the whole reason he pick the ArtCool was because he could put a picture of his artwork in the air curtain frame.  The ArtCool is different then any other ductless mini split we have ever seen.  Like traditional air curtains the air blows from the front of the system but on the ArtCool system it comes from the sides.  The only bad thing with these systems is that they only come in 9,000 and 12,000 BTU sizes.



Features
• Inverter (Variable-speed compressor on the outdoor unit)
• Customizable art panel
• R-410A Refrigerant
• Self-cleaning indoor coil
• Dehumidifying mode
• Chaos Wind
• Three-way cooling
• Jet Cool/Jet heat
• Cooling mode/Heating/Fan mode
• Auto operation





Friday, March 27, 2015

KLIMAIRE MINI SPLIT INSTALLATION TO KEEP GARAGE COOL.

This year we have had more calls for mini split installs then ever before.  In the past we would do a lot of installs for studio or server rooms in a commercial location.  This year we have had so many people have then installed in there garage to keep there garage cool. We normally install LG mini splits but this week we got a call from a client who purchased a Klimare 17 seer unit and was having a hard time finding a contractor to install.  Typically we will NEVER install HVAC equipment that is purchased from a homeowner or is bought online.  Since it was only a mini split and he was just down the street we decide to take a look at what the install would need and the equipment.

 The homeowner was very nice and told us that he was getting outrages prices to have the system installed. We glanced over the specs on the Klimaire mini split and the wiring was not different than any mini split we have seen.   Usually when we install a mini split its never truly easy.  The condenser is always on the other side of the house or the roof.  The main panel is never close to the outdoor condenser and the building / house is block.  This install was for a custom house with a 1000 sq ft garage. The client wanted to keep his garage cool while he worked on his hot rod. The air curtain was to hang on the center wall and the outdoor condenser  would be located on the back side of the wall.  The best part was the main panel would be right next to the condenser.

The homeowner had 2 old Goodman split systems that looked like they would need to be changed out soon, so we decided to take this install opportunity to grab the client for future installs and repairs. We gave him a great price and he was extremely happy.  Overall the install went smooth. No wiring issues are charging issues.  Total time to install was 2 hrs and the system cooled great.  We did notice that the outdoor Klimaire units are way noisy compared to the LG mini splits.


                                        Here are a few pictures we took from start to finish









                                     Here are some more mini split install the we have done



                                 LG mini split installed in music studio on a custom house





                   Mini split installed in garage to keep customers land rover and Harley

                                     





Monday, March 9, 2015

Frigidaire 1Q drive split systems in new construction house

Last week we started a install on a new construction house for a new client.  This install was by far the most fun I have had in the field all year.  The house is around 3,000 sq. ft. and is being satisfied by two split systems.  

Normally when we do new construction we install the ducting and mechanical then come back in a few months when the drywall is up and install the air handlers and condensers.This time we did things a little backwards.The contractor wanted us to install the air handlers first in the framing stage of the house.  He dry walled, trimmed and painted the closet so we could install the air handlers early.   For this project we installed the Frigidaire variable speed air handlers.  These air handlers are really nice and extremely quit.  We have installed thousands of the Trane XL variable speed Hyperion air handlers and the variable speed Frigidaire air handler is by far the better choice. 



Key benefits on why the Frigidaire iQ drive air handler stands out from other brands.

  


Durable, Attractive Cabinet: Designed using
galvanized steel.The door is also galvanized steel, with
a polyester urethane finish.The 950 hour salt spray finish
resists corrosion 50% better than comparable units.The
plastic drain pan is corrosion-resistant.


 
•  Multi-poised:Can be used in horizontal, upflow, downflow
         and vertical applications.
• Increased efficiency: Air conditioning efficiency
         up to 24.5 SEER. Heat pump efficiency up to 22 SEER.
•  ECM Variable Speed Motor:Advanced technology allows
         for automatic selection of cooling airflow's and heating
         airflow's to match any application.
• Quiet Blower Operation:Extra quiet and smooth blower
         on and off cycles.
•  Reduced air stratification: This results in improved
         air quality by optimizing humidity removal and filtration
         capabilities.
•  Ease-of-Service: Plug-in wire connections and built-in
         filter rack makes the air handler easy to service.
•  Plug-in Heater Kits: Available in 5 kw - 30 kw
•  Air Handler Control Board: Controls time-sequencing
         of heat stages with field-selectable sequence timing.
• Breaker Accessibility: Breaker accessible from front of
         unit when heater is applied.
• No Fasteners on Sides or Back: Smooth surfaces for
         ease of installation.
• Cabinet Insulation: 1" insulation with an R-value of
         4.2 contributes to quiet operation and prevents cabinet
         sweating in difficult applications.
• Designed to meet the requirements 610.2.A.2: Meets
         Florida building code requirements for air leakage.
• Anteater Coil Technology: Copper alloy with zinc
         additives to stop formicary corrosion.
        

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Don't wait until the summer hits! Get a Frigid air preventative maintenance done today.

Regular preventative maintenance is a great way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance. Every summer we get tons of calls for systems not cooling and lack of air flow from vents.  4 out of 5 times the issue is a dirty filter or dirty coils.  Having you indoor and outdoor coils cleaned is a great way to maximize system efficiency and prevent break downs.  We use a environmental green coil cleaning product that cleans the coil and adds a protective seal after the chemical is washed off. 

















Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mathew Pine of Carrier explains the Wi-Fi-enabled COR Thermostat




Your heating and cooling system is at the center of what makes your home comfortable and also where you spend most on energy. The engineers at Carrier have developed a thermostat with intelligent controls designed to be the heart of a smarter home–a home where comfort and energy savings go hand-in-hand.


video

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New changes lead to great rewards

This year we have turned a totally different direction and dropped the Trane product line.  Over the past 8 years we have been a 100% Trane dealer and never thought about changing our product line.  Over the past 3 years we have been seeing more more issues with the Trane products.  Last year alone we had a 30% increase in Trane warranty calls.  We had over 20 units that had coil leaks and 10 bad compressor which were found on the start of the install. With Trane units failing left and right we decided to look for a new product for 2015 that would give our customers comfort and quality.

After months of research and sitting down with dealers we made a decision.  Frigid air will now be installing Carrier and Frigidaire brands. We chose Carrier because we are familiar with there products and we have used them on commercial buildings. Carrier has a great reputation in the Phoenix area and there systems are made strong.  One thing that we are also doing different in 2015 is offering a second brand.  We chose Frigidaire as are second brand.  They are new to the Phoenix area but are well known in the eastern states.

I have to say that I was very worried about changing our product line, but after reviewing January's sales I was amazed.  We had more installs in January then we did in the summer of July of 2014.  The best part was that our customers were 100% pleased with the Carrier and Frigidaire products.            

       Here are some of the recent Frigidaire condenser change outs we did this week.







Monday, November 24, 2014

Frigidaire 22 seer heat pump with IQ drive technology

The award-winning Frigidaire FT4BI iQ Drive series of heat pumps offers industry-leading efficiency, comfort and performance. In fact, this unit has been named a Consumers Digest Best Buy. Energy-efficient performance can help you save energy and, in turn, help lower your heating and cooling costs month to month.