Many of our customers find added value in our engineering department. This department is managed by Vice President Silver Leach along with assistance from several supporting staff including Matthew Leach, our in house engineer. The engineering staff actively works with both contractors and engineering firms to provide practical application support for all of the HVAC equipment that we offer. Whether it is a residential, mechanical or industrial application, we can assist with the product selection and installation considerations.
We utilize many years of practical experience with a devotion to continuous training as well as an array of HVAC software to provide the best equipment solutions for almost any HVAC application. The partnerships that we share with equipment representatives and manufacturers allow us exclusive access to product knowledge we can apply to resolve any engineering challenge.
There are several factors which may generate the need for a proper mechanical design. In most cases commercial projects require a drawing to satisfy municipal building code requirements as well as to provide contractors a fair opportunity to quote equal equipment and installations. Typical residential homes also require some form of design to facilitate the permit process. The extent of the detail required varies between municipalities. We have knowledgeable staff to assist contractors with this process so that issues and delays with the permit process are kept to a minimum. Besides the building code requirements, there are several other reasons why a contractor or property owner should consider acquiring a mechanical HVAC design. Some new buildings such as Energy Star homes require a design to facilitate the approval process. Existing homes require proper equipment selection so that the home owner receives all the available rebates from the government. Older or existing buildings may require the mechanical systems be replaced either because the equipment has failed or the efficiency needs to be addressed. Careful equipment selection and sizing is important so that up front savings and payback through lower fuel bills can be maximized.
Whether the project incorporates hydronic heating, forced air, ductless or any combination of these, many advanced products are available that can be incorporated into the design to provide the ultimate in comfortable heating, cooling and indoor air quality (IAQ). Although there are many advantages specific to each type of equipment a proper design will ensure the installation works as it was intended.