Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gas Furnace Replacement

On a recent inspection of one of our contract customer's gas furnace, we found a cracked heat exchanger.  After sending out another technician to verify the diagnosis, we recommended replacing the unit with a new, smaller, more efficient one since the old furnace was over 20 years old!

We installed a new James River Select by Lennox ML180 furnace and reworked the flue pipe as needed.

Cold weather will be here soon, call James River at (804) 358-9333 to schedule an inspection of your heating system today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

James River Air Completes Solar Installation at Hungary Idea House 2

James River Air is proud to announce that we have completed the solar array installation at 8201 Hungary Rd (Idea House II).  The system required special approvals from Henrico County because it is installed in the front yard.  The innovative on-ground front yard installation was required due to constant shading in the rear yard and rear roof.   The system will be rated at 3.1 kW and should help generate 60-70% of the power consumption of the home.

The house will be LEED Certified.  The target certification level is Platinum.

For more information contact Hugh Joyce.

Using the Right Coil Cleaner

Our commercial service department knows that when you're cleaning coils, it's important to use the right type of cleaner for the type of coil you're cleaning.

Today we found that one of our commercial clients in Richmond, VA has some units that, although only 2 years old, look like they are about 15 years old... all because the wrong type of coil cleaner was used on them!  It has damaged the coils so much that they will probably need to be replaced.

Contact James River Air today to have a survey done to see if your units are being properly maintained!