Why Service Network is the Right Choice For Your Installation
1. Quality installation begins with a professional design
Unfortunately, some contractors merely size a new system based on the old systems capacity rather than completing a professional design. What if your home’s heating and cooling needs have changed since the last system was installed many years ago? What if the original system was not sized properly to begin with? Guesswork can lead to under-sizing your new system which can reduce the comfort of your home. Even worse, over-sizing will add unnecessary expense to the operating cost of your system and may contribute to moisture-related problems.
It takes time and expertise to complete a professional load calculation and system design. Contractors lacking in the necessary technical skills or who are just interested in making a “fast buck” may try to convince you this is not important. Would you want to ride an elevator or and airplane that was not professionally designed? Quality design is important in virtually every product we use including heating and air conditioning systems.
2. The Load Calculation is where it all begins
Year-round, comfort is the goal. In the summer, your air conditioning system not only cools your home’s air (sensible cooling), it removes moisture (latent cooling). In the winter, your heating system must keep you comfortable without causing high utility bills.
Our professional installation design engineers use the Manual J® residential load calculation procedure int he design or replacement of every cooling system. This procedure is the official standard for residential load calculation and is required by many building codes around the country.
We will carefully measure your home and evaluate its levels of insulation. Windows’ sizes and quantity will be noted, levels of infiltration will be estimated and internal loads including lighting and kitchen appliances will be taken into consideration. A computerized analysis will be completed that indicates just how much heating and/or cooling capacity your new system should provide. After the installation of your new system is completed, you will receive a copy of the computerized load calculation for your records.
3. Selecting the right equipment
Heating and air conditioning equipment comes in many capacities, configurations and efficiencies. Once again, that is why we insist on performing an accurate Manual J load calculation. And, we only install major manufactured equipment that has stood the test of time.
4. Don’t forget about your home’s duct system
All too often, old heating and air conditioning systems are replaced without giving any thought to the old duct work. Properly installed and maintained duct work can last twenty years or more. But time, heat and humidity can degrade your duct’s insulation. Over the years, your ducts may have collected contaminates that should be removed.
Think about it. Have some of the rooms in your home been less comfortable than others? Too hot or too cold. We will evaluate the amount of air each room should get and verify that your duct system is clean and configured to deliver the right air to the right rooms. It may even be time to consider replacing your duct system.
You won’t get the full benefit of your new heating and/or air conditioning system if your ducts need repairing or replacing.
5. Grilles and registers provide for room air distribution
Your return air grille(s) and supply air registers play an important role in providing heating and air conditioning comfort. There are times when simply replacing one or more of these devices can cause a noticeable improvement in your home’s thermal comfort.
Return grilles that are undersized can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning system as well as the comfort in your home. Service Network will verify that these devices are sized and operating properly and may make suggestions for improved performance.
6. It's a long term decision
Buying a new heating and/or air conditioning system is a major decision – ranking just behind paying for your home, your cars and your children’s college education. Selecting the right contractor to design and install your new system is essential. After all, homeowners only buy new heating and air conditioning systems once every ten or twenty years…maybe longer. Making sure your new system is designed and installed professionally is crucial to ensuring your home’s comfort for many years to come.
Comply with state and local codes and regulations and carry the proper business and workers' compensation insurance .
To be prompt, courteous and professional during your installation.
Provide the skill and knowledge to design and install the right system for you.
To stay up to date on the newest developments in equipment, technology and design procedures in order to choose and install a system which will be the most efficient and most reliable system for you.
A heating, ventilating and air conditioning system is designed to suit your needs. Service Network selects each part of the system individually so that everything works at top efficiency to provide the comfort you need. All the system components are matched-the furnace, the condensing unit, fans and blowers, air conditioning coil, the duct work-to produce a heating and cooling system that will work best for you.
Our technicians are professionally trained...
Up-to-date on the latest developments in equipment, technology, design and installation procedures.
Who are N.A.T.E. certified.
Who have over 25 years experience in professional installations.
Who complete over 200 hours in classroom and field training each year.
Who have installed hundreds of custom and standard installations.
7. Are they listening?
We ask questions...We want to know if any rooms are too drafty or dry during the winter, or too hot or damp in the summer.
We listen...We want to know and make note of any unique comfort problems.
8. Indoor air quality concerns ...
Indoor air pollution can be caused by organic resins or vapors, poor air turnover or high humidity. If allergies are a problem, we will recommend system accessories that may prevent conditions that adversely affect health and comfort.
9. Protecting the environment.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC’s) used as air conditioning and heat pump refrigerant, have been linked to the destruction of the earth’s ozone layer. Service Network technicians or E.P.A. certified and won’t release any refrigerant into the atmosphere and is trained and certified in the proper techniques for recovering, recycling, reclaiming and disposing of used refrigerant.
Service Network, recycles all old heating and air conditioning equipment.
10. It's all about system design.
We perform an on-site evalualtion which includes a Manual J load calculation in every design. And, we will explain any changes which might be necessary in your duct system. We will present options to help you make the best decision regarding replacing your old system.
11. Various methods of payment...
We can find a financing plan that fits your budget. From extended plans to "one year no interest-same as cash. Anything, to fit your needs.
Consider a contractors experience. How long have they been around? Is air conditioning installation something they do on the side or do they have a special department dedicated to quality design and installation?
13. Guarantees and warranties
A good rule of thumb is to ask if a company has been in business longer than the warranty on the unit. What good is a low price installation if you can't find the contractor when something goes wrong? And remember, if it's not in writing it doesn't exist.
And then there's our incredible service guarantee!
Why would you trust your installation to anyone but