Most of the country has barely switched off their air conditioners, but here at The News, we’re already thinking about all the new boilers, furnaces, and heat pumps being offered by manufacturers. That means it’s time once again for the Heating Showcase.
Mention Chas Roberts Air Conditioning to anyone anywhere in the Greater Phoenix area — and that encompasses 2,000 square miles — and chances are people will know which company you’re talking about. That’s because the firm is virtually synonymous with residential new construction.
A strong reputation led Dennis Gant into the world of geothermal. He wasn’t involved before, but others knew the good work he did and encouraged him to bid on a project. He won the bid and is looking forward to more geothermal jobs.
After 21 years in the industry, Glenn Bland was in the doldrums. So he shook things up and took an International Ground-Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) geothermal class. “That has brought everything back to life as far as I’m concerned,” he says.
Even the best laid plans sometimes go awry. A geothermal system may not work as originally intended. What do you do if that happens? Fortunately, troubleshooting these systems is straightforward, as is the regular maintenance required.
Rooftop unit manufacturers are responding to the need to control humidity by outfitting their units with a dehumidification component. How each unit removes moisture varies from company to company, but they have a universal goal: to improve the comfort of building occupants by controlling humidity.
When the Doral Costa Office Building was being designed, it didn't really start as a blank slate. That's because the developer knew he didn't want any mechanical equipment inside the building. After looking at the options, it seemed rooftop units would be the best choice.
The Christian Street Court buildings have stunning architectural elements. Preserving their architectural and historical integrity required skill and ingenuity on the part of the HVAC contractor. The contractor looked at various types of systems, including a chilled-water system, before deciding on rooftop units.
It may have been dark and dreary outside, but the atmosphere inside Service Champions' offices was so warm and inviting that it was immediately apparent why the company was The News’ “Best Contractor to Work For” in the West/Pacific region.