Lance and Jennifer

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Project Details: This 2100 square foot home was previously heated with an oil/electric furnace. The heat loss calculation showed that a 5.0 ton geothermal system was required for our climate.

Design Challenge: The original ductwork was designed for a oil/electric furnace with higher air temperatures than a geothermal unit. As a result, the existing ductwork was restrictive for the size of system required. When retrofitting a geothermal system into existing ductwork, upgrades often need to be made to accommodate the higher airflows and lower temperatures associated with heat pumps.

Solution: Southern Comfort Mechanical removed much of the ductwork in the mechanical room and replaced it with larger ductwork. Canvass connections were installed to minimize vibrations throughout the ductwork. The end result is an installation that utilized much of the existing ductwork, while upgrading necessary components to ensure adequate airflow.

“We were impressed with Southern Comfort Mechanical and the knowledge they conveyed regarding geothermal systems when we first met at Home Expressions. They provided superior service through the design and proposal stages and reaffirmed their knowledge throughout the project. They were quick to respond to any questions concerns to support the system they recommended. Their quote was competitive but it was their service that earned them our business. They followed through with friendly, professional installers / trades people and can only expect this to continue when we require maintenance or warranty work. We would not hesitate to recommend Southern Comfort to anyone.”

– Lance and Jennifer Beirnes
Stony Mountain, MB

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