three way manifold

three way manifold
Gauges used for testing refrigerant pressures.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Horrible Installation Today

Performed an installation today that didn't go well. We were installing a 4 ton, 16 SEER system unit, and things went wrong from the first 20 minutes on site when we learned that the condensing unit was bolted to the slab.  We didn't have a sawzall to cut the bolts because I had left it at home for another project.  We couldn't start welding the copper lines because the can of Rx-11 was empty.  Since my tools were stolen a month or so ago, I didn't have a swage kit, so I had to weld a bunch of fittings in place to seal the lineset.

Worst of all, when the unit started running, we were ready to test the unit, the heater came on and heated the house up to 100 degrees at 8pm.  We finally found a new thermostat to install, and our problem was solved.  It felt like Mr. Murphy was sitting on our shoulders reminding us of his laws and letting us know that everything was going to go wrong.

In all, it took 10 hours to complete what should have taken 5 to 6 hours to complete.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Your Furnace in a Cold Snap

The worst time to find out there's something wrong with your furnace is the first day of a chilly snap. We all procrastinate and also have no worries regarding our central air system until it's gone. Without routine maintenance and repair, you may find your family "out in the cold" whenever temperatures fall.  Gas furnaces are well-liked for their ability to heat an area quickly and easily, however it is good practice to get your device inspected once a year to  be sure that everything works properly. This way, you can make certain that it is there for you when you need it. Don't worry and wonder whether your own equipment is gonna be functional whenever you flip that thermostat to heat. With All Seasons Comfort in your corner, you can be confident your equipment is in good shape, and if you have an emergency or even unexpected circumstance.  

Heating repairs by reputable heating contractors are in high demand when cold snaps hit.  All Seasons Comfort is here to help, as are many other HVAC contractors.  Heater repair and furnace repairs are just as important when it's cold as AC repairs are when it's hot.  Don't be left in the cold.