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The Key to Maximizing HVAC Efficiency

We Install HVAC Systems the Right Way!

hvac efficiency maineUpgrading your home’s HVAC equipment is a major investment, as you realized when you placed the order.

You are also making an investment in your home’s comfort, energy costs, and value by investing in a new HVAC system.

You get peace of mind by having P. Gagnon & Son install the new air conditioning system and furnace or boiler for you because we have the knowledge and experience to do the job right the first time.

Your HVAC system will be installed to the highest safety and quality standards. It will also be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Before we leave, our experts will pay attention to every detail and ensure that your heating and cooling system is in good working order.

What happens if an HVAC system is installed incorrectly?

There are several things that can go wrong when your HVAC system is not installed properly. Here are a few of the things that can happen. 

Inaccurate sizing. It’s critical to choose the appropriate size HVAC system in order to get the most out of your new installation. If you purchase HVAC equipment that is too little or too large, you will be uncomfortable as a result of your inefficient heating and cooling system. It will also prematurely wear out your equipment if you buy HVAC equipment that is too small or large. An excessively small HVAC system will run excessively, increasing wear and tear. If you have an excessively large HVAC system, it will continually cycle the compressor and fan controls. Both of these will drive up your energy costs.

Right-sizing isn’t limited to the size of your home, as many inexperienced installers would have you believe. You also need to consider local weather (particularly in the Seacoast Region), the number or stories, the heights of ceilings, the quantity of windows you have, the amount of insulation you’ve installed, how exposed your house is to sunshine, and more. Getting the correct HVAC system size is a complex procedure that should be handled by an experienced expert who will consider all these factors and more to ensure you get the right HVAC system for your house.

Leaks in ductwork. According to recent studies, too much of air you paid to cool or heat may never even reach your living area. In many homes, heated or cooled air is lost through your basement, attic, and cracks between your walls, resulting in higher energy costs for you. A professional HVAC installation necessitates a comprehensive duct examination, with any required repairs, as part of the job. This inspection may result in system-wide efficiency gains that you were not previously aware of in some cases.

Incorrect refrigerant charging. Over time, if your central air conditioner is undercharged, it may develop frost or ice on the cooling coils. As a result, poor cooling performance and the risk of a failing compressor motor are possible. The repairs for this are extensive and costly, and you could be without air conditioning during a heat wave. Air conditioning systems that are excessively charged may perform well, but not efficiently. Unfortunately, you won’t notice the problem until your energy bills go through the roof.

Excessive refrigerant pressure in the system may result in coolant entering the compressor, necessitating expensive repairs, and potentially causing a total air conditioning failure.

Avoid these problems by trusting your HVAC installation to the trained and experienced team of service technicians at P. Gagnon & Son! Contact us to get a FREE estimate.