Newly Installed Gas-Fired AC + Attic Duct Makeover
Arcadia Home AC System Thoroughly Upgraded
This warm eclectic Arcadia home was built in the mid 1900 at a time 3 phase electric was incorporated and was sorely need of an Air Conditioning revamp by a company who cared so after strong consideration and with the customer’s blessings,we at Sun State HAVC decided we would be the company to make this home breath again.
This revamp was accomplished by adding a complete 5 ton Gas Fired A/C upgrade to this spacious split-plan with family 2400 sq ft home with open area family and Arizona rooms. Originally this home was approximately 1800 sq ft but with time the sq ft had been increased which called for a new American Standard 5 ton 3 phase commercial style HVAC. We not only removed and replaced the original 30-year-old Gas fired A/C system but completely cut out the old roof ducts (making a new roof cut) and added a new roof (duct) jack and also upgrading many of the main branch air ducts causing a revival of this air starved system. We even replaced several registers with the exact types it takes to move the supply air to exactly where it is needed. The results are absolutely nothing short of miraculous!
The customer has been living in this Arcadia home for several years and they felt it was time to consider upgrading their very old system especially because in the last couple years they had been having more problems than before and also their home was not comfortable especially during the summer months.
During our consultation, they made their concerns known that when the A/C did operate properly, two of the four bedrooms on that side of the home reasonably adequate air but the other two were too warm to be comfortable in the summer-time.
They also explained that the living side of the home (entry, dining, Arizona-room & kitchen) suffered from lack of cooling during the summer months. They also spoke regarding how the existing Return Air Filter Grill sounded “so loud it wakes us up at night… like a Freight-Train” while the unit was in cooling operation.
Upon inspection of the A/C envelope, A/C and duct system, we discovered that this home had the living space square feet increased sometime in the past by the addition of an enclosed Arizona room. The original return air from the unit had been originally sized for a 3 to 3.5-ton system and was simply inadequate to carry enough air for the 5 ton HVAC system size now required to cool the home.
Below we will share a few of the correction highlights we provided during this install and whole house air movement correction.
Air-duct scoops throughout the system were re-worked to allow air to flow more efficiently and more balanced. Also all bare metal wrapped with heavy R8 insulation and all upgraded flex used for insulating metal round duct and duct end connections also upgraded to R-8 insulation. If you look closely at the image on the left you can see how much thicker the R-8 insulation (top of image) is than the R4 (bottom of the image). The R4 in the image is a piece that we had removed for replacement with R8. A new return air register was also added to the air starved opposite side of the home (bottom right).
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