Are you a construction company or homeowner looking to work with an HVAC specialist on your next remodeling project? For this remodel, we were contacted by McKay Construction to install the heating and air conditioning in this Turtle Rock community home in Irvine, CA.
Heating and Cooling Install for Home Remodel
The residence where this project took place had been completely gutted and brought down to only the 2×4 walls. All the electrical, heating and air conditioning in the home needed to be completely redone. We were consulted to install the heating and cooling for the home.
Laying Out the Vent and Ducting Locations
The first step we took to install the new HVAC system in this residence was to look at the new layout and plan where the new ducting and vent locations would go. We then presented the locations to the homeowner so that they could go through and make any edits they would like. After making a few final adjustments and receiving approval from the homeowner, we drew up a duct layout map for our installers to follow while on the job. This map lays out the size of all the duct runs, and where the manual dampers will be located. This way we can come back after the final installation and adjust the air flow throughout the home.
Keep Your Home Comfortable With AC Cool, Inc
One thing we really strive for is to achieve consistent comfort throughout the home. When working on a remodel we try to lay out as many returns as possible to give great air flow, and keep the system quiet. After planning where all the ducting will go, we went into the home and installed our ceiling boxes that the air will be flowing out of. We paint the inside of each of these black to give them a cleaner appearance as opposed to the metal. The contractor will then go in and frame these to code with 2×4’s.
Running the Ductwork for The System
After we install the ceiling boxes and set up the equipment, our next step in a remodel is to run all of the ductwork through the home. A few tools we used to install the ductwork are a Panduit strap to go around the ducting, a duct knife, and a pair of dikes to cut the metal in the ducting. We also used a Panduit strap gun, quarter inch screws, and Millard tape for taping the ductwork. The ducting is secured with a screw gun to the joists in the roof of the home.
Equipment Utilized in Irvine, CA Home HVAC Remodel
The system installed was a 5-ton unit. Its equipment consists of a return plenum, filter, the furnace, evaporator coil for the AC, supply plenum, and vent stack. We welded the refrigerant line into place and ran the thermostat wire out to the condensing unit for the system outside.
Reduce Heating System Noise with a Filtered Cabinet
The furnace in this Irvine HVAC remodel is located in the attic. We installed a filtered cabinet with the furnace to provide the greatest amount of filtration as well as reduce noise. This cabinet filters out the return air grills as they tend to get dirty. The homeowner did not want to have a noisy system so we agreed that a 4-inch pleated filter would be the best option to reduce any noise.
Placement of the AC Line
We ran the AC line down the agreed location where it comes down and out through the wall outside. We then installed a flashing outside of the wall to prevent any moisture from getting in. Once the home has it’s siding added we will come back and complete the final outside connections for the HVAC system.
Do you need a new HVAC System Installed in Your Home
Are you considering a remodel of your homes HVAC system in Irvine, CA? At AC Cool, Inc our certified service technicians are up to date on all the latest makes and models of heating and cooling units. Contact us about replacing your homes current system today!