Subway Roof Top Replacement

Subway Roof Top Replacement

Subway Roof Top Replacement.

I honestly like subway sandwiches ... my favorite subway sandwich is the Subway Club with spicy mustard. But like most people I hate being in a hot restaurant, after all sitting in a nice air conditioned space is part of enjoying your meal.

Always warm at Subway

Subway has had problems from the first day they opened their doors, the space was always hot and uncomfortable, especially during the summer months . Turned out the RHEEM Air Conditioning unit was slightly undersized. And at this point worked so hard it finally gave up. I'm actually surprised it took this long seeing how poorly it was installed.

 

Rheem to Rheem

In all my years of replacing all types of HVAC equipment around Skagit county I have never in my wildest dreams thought I would see a roof top unit so far out of level. The installer had to be one of the luckiest guys around, considering the drain sloped towards the lower end of the unit. That being said the reason I went back to RHEEM for a replacement was because of the foot print and weight. We try to match up as close to the same dimensions and weight as possible, saving the customer time and money.

 

Curb modifications

As you can see in the photos we try to have very little roof or curb modifications as possible. If we would have added a curb adapter and or increased the size of the unit dramatically we would have pushed the limits of the engineered trusses. The trusses originally where designed for the weight and size of the existing unit.

 

Conclusion

In this Subway Roof Top Replacement installation we where able to replace the RHEEM roof top unit with a very close match to the existing units weight and dimensions. We improved on the efficiency and we where able to provide more air conditioning to the space.

 

Subway Roof Top Replacement Curb
Subway Roof Top Replacement curb

Big Lake Air Conditioning

Big Lake Air Conditioning.

One of my favorite places to install heating or cooling equipment is in the big lake area. A small community that is imbedded into the landscape. In this particular Big Lake Air Conditioning installation the home basically over looked big lake, perfect to watch the fourth of July fireworks.

Trane And American Standard

Most people do not realize that Trane is actually manufactured by American Standard, funny thing is that American Standard is a higher rated(according to consumer reports) piece of HVAC equipment than Trane. Although the brand name Trane is more recognized they are literally the same piece of equipment.

 

When the AC coil wont fit

In this particular application there is simply not enough room to get the new American Standard air conditioning coil into the existing duct system. In any gas furnace application we must install the AC coil down stream of the furnace. What to do? Well most HVAC people know that in a upflow application (such as this) you can either enter the furnace from the bottom or the side. Here we simply dropped the furnace down, entered the return air from the side and add the coil onto the top of the unit.

 

Air Conditioner Location

Its really not that hard to figure out where to place the air conditioner, I try to avoid putting the AC near a master bedroom and or the neighbors master bedroom, I try to avoid water spigots, clothe drier outlets and or walk ways. I also try to keep as close as I can to the electrical panel. In this case though the panel was literally around the garage and up a slope.

 

Conclusion

In this Big Lake Air Conditioning installation we where able to install a matching full cased coil onto the existing Trane furnace, run about 40' of refer line set and install a 13 seer American Standard air conditioner on a preformed pad. My customer is going to be very cool this summer.

 

A Big Lake Air Conditioning add on
New Coleman Mobile Home Heat Pump

Sedro Woolley Air Conditioner

Sedro Woolley Air Conditioner

Simple Sedro Woolley Air Conditioner.

This year we have sold and installed record numbers of air conditioners. In this case we actually replaced the existing gas furnace with a new American Standard furnace at the same time. Seeing how the home was fairly small the customer decided against a high efficiency furnace. In reality the difference would have only been about a 15% savings on a very small gas bill.

 American Standard Furnace

As you can see the new furnace installed right next to the washer and dryer in the utility room, nice tight fit. Seeing how it was the same efficiency there was no need for redoing the venting. We did have to cut down the existing base can to make the coil fit, everything else just got reconnected.

 

Air Conditioner Location

When it comes down to it there is a compromise when I look at the Air Conditioners location. I have to think about the refrigeration lines from the indoor coil and the high voltage lines coming from the panel. I also have to think about cosmetics, no one wants an air conditioner located in the front of their home. Overall this Sedro Woolley Air Conditioner turned out great.

American Standard Furnace
American Standard Air Conditioner

York and American Standard

York and American Standard combination

Once in awhile you mix and match the equipment, meaning the indoor coil and furnace, like this York and American Standard match up. And usually its because the existing furnace is fairly new like this York 80% gas furnace that's only 9 months old. As long you have the proper airflow and your equipment can match up physically without causing improper air flow it will work just fine. Keep in mind you should still match up your indoor coil and air conditioner.

 American Standard Color

I have to admit that somehow the folks down at American Standard have picked the perfect colors for their equipment. I have yet to see one of their air conditioners or heat pumps  stick out, they seem to always match up to the home. I wish the refer pipe cover would come in the same color, well at least its paintable.

 

American Standard Air Conditioner

I can not tell people enough how much I prefer American Standard over any other brand, usually I will install a less expensive piece of equipment IF the customer is on a budget, its a manufactured home and or American Standard simply will not match up to the existing furnace. I feel American Standard is a better built piece of equipment, that's just not my experience talking but also consumer reports over the last 6 or so years.

York gas furnace
York and American Standard

American Standard AC

Installing a American Standard AC

This older RHEEM 80% furnace has lived its life and ready for the scrap yard. In fact my customer not only wants a better quality furnace but one with a higher efficiency rating as well. And lets not forget about air conditioning.

 

American Standard fits the bill

The American Standard 95% Variable Speed 2 Stage with an American Standard air conditioner fits the bill perfectly. American Standard is IMO the best furnace on the market today, I talk to a lot of technicians as well as personally service many brands myself... hands down I really do not think you can beat the quality.

 

Install the American Standard Air Conditioner

The new American Standard furnace sits perfectly on its matching indoor coil, the new PVC venting runs up and out through the roof ... and the condensate runs into a simple condensate pump. The refer line set runs up, over and down the wall to the new AC unit. With the help of a preformed pad the AC installation happens rather quickly. In fact most of our installations take less than 8 hours.

Need a American Standard AC, Heat Pump, Furnace, Boiler or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.

Older Rheem Unit
American Standard AC coil
American Standard AC

Trane AC R22 Replacements.

Both these Trane Air Conditioners have damaged compressors. Both units where shorted to ground and one of the two units was even completely dry of refrigerant.

Dead Trane R-22 Air Conditioners

Dead Trane R-22 Air Conditioners

Fortunately for my customer you can still purchase R22 air conditioners, but the units must come dry with no refrigerant in them, otherwise they would have had to either just replace the compressors or completely replace both the indoor and outdoor equipment with R410a equipment. This would have been a very costly way to go for my customer.

New American Standard dry R22 AC Units

New American Standard dry R22 AC Units

The new American Standard R22 units above came with no refrigerant but charged with nitrogen instead. We simply had to recover the refrigerant out of one of the existing units, set the new units, braze in, and then pressure test the entire system with nitrogen. Once the test was over we pumped down both systems below 500 microns then charged with R22. We did add filter driers as well as sight glasses to complete the project.

New R22 American Standard AC Units On Roof

New R22 American Standard AC Units On Roof

Heating And Cooling Skagit County

Need a Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Furnace, Boiler or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.

Oak Harbor Arbys Replacements

Arbys in Oak Harbor had 2 out of their 3 packaged air conditioners go down, both units suffered similar failures that where very costly to repair. Arbys elected to replace both units with 2 brand new Lennox Gas Packs.

Existing Trane Gas Packs

Existing Trane Gas Packs

The Trane gas packs served the front counter and the dining area. Unfortunately these units went down right before winter.

New Curb Adaptors

New Curb Adaptors

Because the new units will not fit on the existing curbs some special curb adapters(above) had to be fabricated. There are actual companies that specialize in making these adaptors for different types of HVAC equipment.

Old equipment being removed.

Old equipment being removed.

With a little help from Mount Vernon Towing we had the old Trane units removed from the roof and the new Lennox units put on.

Existing Curbs

Existing Curbs

Here you can see the existing curbs that the new curb adaptors fit on to. The only draw back from using curb adaptors is it actually raises the units up about 22″. The other method is to remove the existing curb and installing a new one.

New Lennox gas packs

New Lennox gas packs

The new units sat right on to the new curb adaptors. We reconnected up to the existing gas pipe and installed the new economizers and smoke detectors. Arbys again has heat and air conditioning.

Heating And Cooling Skagit County

Need a Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Furnace, Boiler or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.

14 Seer Air Conditioner Add On

This little 14 Seer American Standard 2.0 ton air conditioner couldnt have been easier to do. The weather was perfect, the existing furnace was the same foot print and the crawl space was more like a walk space.

Existing Lennox Furnace

Existing Lennox Furnace

The existing Lennox furnace was exactly the same width as the new coil and we had plenty of headrrom above the furnace, making it so much easier to install. In most cases we remove the furnace and set it aside, we then install the new Air Conditioning coil on to the existing base can, we then re-install the existing furnace on to the new Air Conditioning coil and then make all the changes to the duct work above.

New American Standard Air Conditioner Coil Installed

New American Standard Air Conditioner Coil Installed

Here you see the American Standard Air Conditioner coil installed under the existing Lennox furnace. Perfect fit.

New American Standard Air Conditioner

New American Standard Air Conditioner

The American Standard Air Conditioner blended right in, at first I was not to sure about the location the customer picked out but said and done it turned out great and it is a very quiet Air conditioner.

Heating And Cooling Skagit County

Need a Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Furnace, Boiler or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.