The Value of our Installation

Without the right installation you could be wasting 50¢ of every energy dollar and still be uncomfortable.

North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation
This non-profit organization examined HVAC manufacturer's efficiency versus the actual efficiencies that resulted after installation. This is what they concluded:
  • 90% of the units tested had some sort of energy wasting problem
  • 50% had an improper refrigerant charge
  • 40% failed to meet minimum airflow criterion
  • 20% were barely inside the airflow range specified by manufacturer's
  • A deficiency of 20% in airflow can reduce the efficiency rating by 17%
  • A 15% return air leak in a 120-degree attic could reduce an air conditioner's SEER rating from a 12 SEER to a 6 SEER
Texas A&M University
found a 23% refrigerant undercharge could result in a 52% efficiency loss.

Pacific Gas & Electric
found the average heating energy savings for:
  • Repair of disconnected ducts was 15%
  • Repair of diffuser leaks was 7.5%
  • Correcting low airflow 5.6%
  • Repairing leaks and correcting refrigerant charge 18.4%
Lakeland Electric & Water
researchers found that by repairing leaking duct work, cooling energy was reduced by an average of 17.4%.

Honeywell
found that heat pumps lost almost 50% of their efficiency after 20 years, even if a typical "dust stop" filter was installed. In 20 years, a 12 SEER unit could degrade to a 6 SEER. This would double the energy cost.

Louisiana State University
and Gulf State Utility found consumers could save about $30 per month just by making sure that their air conditioning or heating system was cleaned and serviced regularly.

HVAC Manufacturer's
data shows a condensing unit with a SEER of 13 matched with an old air handler would decrease the SEER to 9.2, resulting in 30% less efficiency

We GUARANTEE that your install is done right, or we'll give you your money back.
We're not afraid to tell you what many in the industry don't want you to know.
A knowledgeable customer is our best customer.

CLIMATE DESIGN
431 W. Bijou St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Main Office: (719) 282-9729
Fax: (719) 282-1764

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