Michiana Mechanical, Inc.
10416 West 400 North
Michigan City, IN 46360
Toll Free: 800-789-2210
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Proper Installation of A Central Air Conditioner Or Furnace
Ensures A Long Life And Maximum Efficiency
Trust The Finest HVAC Contractor In Northern Indiana
To Design & Install Your New Heating Or Cooling System
FACTS AND STUDIES ON BAD INSTALLATIONS
One of the largest energy saving investments you will ever make in your home is
the purchase of a new heating and air conditioning system. A properly installed
furnace or central air conditioner will typically
be in your home for the next 20 years.
Whether you choose a gas or electric furnace,
radiant heating, hot water boilers or
new central air conditioner, be sure to choose wisely. The efficiency
and warranty of the new system will be a driving factor in your selection; but the heating and air conditioning contractor you
choose will ultimately affect your satisfaction with the system.
The heating and air conditioning industry has changed a lot over the last 25 years.
As president of Michiana Mechanical Inc., Paul Szabo
has kept one thing consistent with his company and for all his customers - an eye
for detail and maintaining quality and superb craftsmanship on all jobs.
Michiana Mechanical has never believed in taking short cuts or using cheap materials
that decrease a system’s efficiency or shorten the life of a furnace or central
And it doesn’t end with furnace or central air conditioning installations
either! With the installation of an indoor air quality
system, you’ll want to choose a contractor with knowledge and experience.
A thorough understanding of clean air purifiers and media
air cleaner options and how they can benefit your home, paired with
comprehensive air duct cleaning, will go a long way to ensuring your
satisfaction for indoor air quality. As one of the finest HVAC contractors in Northern
Indiana, your complete satisfaction on every job is of paramount importance to us.
Call Michiana Mechanical at 219-874-2454 or toll free 800-789-2210 – or contact our heating and cooling comfort experts online.
Don’t tolerate exorbitant energy bills, uncomfortable winters, or sultry summers
any longer inside your home. Contact us today!
Below are a few independent studies to exemplify the importance of selecting a solid
heating and air conditioning contractor and the importance of a good installation.
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Advanced Energy of North Carolina Study On New Heating & Cooling Units
- 90% of all units tested exhibited some sort of energy waste problem
- 50% of all installations had an improper refrigerant charge
- 40% failed to meet the minimum requirements for air flow standards
- A 20% reduction in air flow will reduce SEER about 17% (12/9, 14/9, 18/14)
- A 15% return air leak from 120 degree attic will easily reduce a 12 SEER TO 6 SEER
APS (Arizona Public Service Company)
- Improvements to duct leakage and insulation can save 16% on cooling cost
- Properly insulated ducts and efficient units can reduce cooling usage by 42%
- 64% of units tested had air flow less than 350 CFM per ton (Ideal CFM is 400)
- 82% were improperly charged (average improper charge reduces efficiency 31%)
- Installation technicians frequently do not evacuate a system properly with Micron
- 53% of units tested were oversized causing wear and tear, and thus higher energy
Texas A&M University
- A 15% savings can be observed when one disconnected duct was repaired
- A 7.5% savings can be observed when diffuser air leakage was repaired
- A 5.6% savings can be observed when air flow circulation was balanced correctly
- A 18.4% savings can be observed when air leaks were sealed and refrigerant charges
- A 13 SEER condenser mismatched with an existing air handler will typically lower
SEER to 9.2, which is a 30% efficiency loss
- Mismatched equipment, or replacing components in pieces and not installing the entire
system new, typically will lower overall efficiency by as much as 30% and can void
the manufacturer’s warranty