Know Before You Buy

  • By proadAccountId-370018
  • 16 Aug, 2016

What You Need to Know From Your HVAC Company

Chrismon Interview Questions

  •  How many members in the household?
  • Do you know the approximate age of your home?
  • Does anyone in your family suffer from asthma, allergies, hay fever, or sinus problems?
  • Are there any hot or cold spots in your home? Any rooms you feel need more heating or cooling?
  • Are there any smokers or hobbies that create chemical fumes?
  • Does your woodwork or furniture have a drying or cracking problem?
  • Do you do a lot of entertaining? • How much is your average gas/electric bill? Summer? Winter?
  • What temperature do you want to maintain? Summer? Winter?
  • Have you made any energy conservation improvements to your home?
  • What else should we know about your home?

If the First Words Out Of the Salesman’s Mouth are One of These Three Questions, you should Run….  
  •  How did your old unit work for you?
  • Did it ever give you any trouble?
  • Were you happy with it before it died?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you just bought the same old system that was most likely improperly sized for your home way back then.

How to Avoid Buying the Wrong Unit

The most important thing you need to know about getting the right system is…a load calculation!

What exactly is a load calculation? It is a process that measures the size of each room in the house and inspecting critical factors such as:
  • Climate
  • Number of windows and type of window treatments
  • Insulation and ductwork
  • Building materials and roof construction
  • Skylights and fireplaces
  • Ceiling heights
  • The number of people in your home  
Problems caused by Incorrect Sizing
  • If the system is oversized (shorter run time)
  • Higher installation costs
  • More breakdowns
  • Large temperature swings
  • If the system is undersized (longer run time)
  • Constantly running
  • Higher energy costs
  • Shorter life
  • Reduced comfort
The information our technicians know will save you money up front and give you a pretty good idea that you are dealing with the right salesperson and company. Plus, it is the single most important item and the only way to guarantee comfort in your home.
By proadAccountId-370018 16 Aug, 2016
Chrismon Interview Questions

  •  How many members in the household?
  • Do you know the approximate age of your home?
  • Does anyone in your family suffer from asthma, allergies, hay fever, or sinus problems?
  • Are there any hot or cold spots in your home? Any rooms you feel need more heating or cooling?
  • Are there any smokers or hobbies that create chemical fumes?
  • Does your woodwork or furniture have a drying or cracking problem?
  • Do you do a lot of entertaining? • How much is your average gas/electric bill? Summer? Winter?
  • What temperature do you want to maintain? Summer? Winter?
  • Have you made any energy conservation improvements to your home?
  • What else should we know about your home?

If the First Words Out Of the Salesman’s Mouth are One of These Three Questions, you should Run….  
  •  How did your old unit work for you?
  • Did it ever give you any trouble?
  • Were you happy with it before it died?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you just bought the same old system that was most likely improperly sized for your home way back then.

How to Avoid Buying the Wrong Unit

The most important thing you need to know about getting the right system is…a load calculation!

What exactly is a load calculation? It is a process that measures the size of each room in the house and inspecting critical factors such as:
  • Climate
  • Number of windows and type of window treatments
  • Insulation and ductwork
  • Building materials and roof construction
  • Skylights and fireplaces
  • Ceiling heights
  • The number of people in your home  
Problems caused by Incorrect Sizing
  • If the system is oversized (shorter run time)
  • Higher installation costs
  • More breakdowns
  • Large temperature swings
  • If the system is undersized (longer run time)
  • Constantly running
  • Higher energy costs
  • Shorter life
  • Reduced comfort
The information our technicians know will save you money up front and give you a pretty good idea that you are dealing with the right salesperson and company. Plus, it is the single most important item and the only way to guarantee comfort in your home.
By proadAccountId-370018 11 Aug, 2016
Do you ever think about what's in the air that you're breathing in every day? There's more to your air than you think! Below are some little known facts about air quality; how many did you know?

  • The average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dust each year. (Discover Magazine)
  • Nine out of 10 system failures are caused by dirt and dust. (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service)
  • Clean systems restore capacity and reduce running time. This means you will save on monthly heating and cooling bills.
  • A buildup of .042 inches of dirt on a heating and cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency by 21%. (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Most retail purchased fiberglass filters are only 7% efficient in stopping dust, dirt, pollen, molds etc. from passing through. (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • 50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. (American College of Allergists)
  • One out of every six people who suffer from allergies does so because of the direct relationship to the fungi and bacteria in the duct system. (Total Health and Better Health Magazine)
  • Legionnaire’s Disease was spawned in air conditioning ducts. It killed 29 people in 1976. (American Lung Association)
  • In the summer of 1988, at least seven people died in the Los Angeles area from Legionnaire’s Disease. (Modesto Bee, 1988)
  • Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted air. They breathe faster, inhale more air per unit of body weight and are closer to the ground where concentrations of air pollutant are higher. (Department of Consumer Affairs)
  • The elderly, asthmatics, and people with breathing problems, allergies, or lung diseases are also more likely to be more sensitive to pollutants. (Department of Consumer Affairs)
  • Most people spend 60% to 90% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association)
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