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Contractors Trust United to Install HVAC Systems

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Residential Heating & Cooling Installation for New Construction

Some of the most well-known and respected new homebuilders in Kansas City call on United for residential heating and cooling installation. After all, they know the integrity and quality of the new home’s systems reflect on them, not the subcontractor. As a homebuilder you’ve got to have a company you can count on to do the entire job right.

Our professional and downright courteous residential heating and cooling technicians are more than happy to meet with other contractors or the homeowner to answer any questions and resolve any challenges during construction. United has an impressive showroom where your customer can view upgrade options and learn more about high-efficiency and accessory options that are available.

Subcontracting residential heating and cooling requires trust. Trust that our HVAC experts know what they’re doing. Trust that we’re using high quality systems and parts that last. Trust that we’ll stand behind our heating and cooling systems and workmanship. We’ve been earning builders’ trust since we opened our doors and we’ve never disappointed a builder or homeowner because we take heating and cooling installation up a notch, or two…

  • United designs heat loads for an inside temperature of 75° F and an outside temperature of 100° F. These temperature parameters are based at the location of the thermostat
  • All of our thermostats are programmable and installed with all heat pump applications and air conditioners
  • We run our own low voltage wire (10) to both the thermostats and outdoor units to ensure proper thermostat placement. The extra wires make is easier for homeowners to upgrade in the future.
  • While the industry standard for the difference between the indoor temperature and the outdoor temperature is 20º, we calculate a 25º difference
  • In an electric heat pump system all rectangular duct in basement (supply and return) is internally lined to maintain duct temperature per industry standards.
  • Every installation goes through a rigorous quality control check after rough in and finish work are complete

KEEPING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING PROPERLY

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WHAT KEEPS YOUR HVAC SYSTEM IN RUNNING ORDER

 When it comes to being comfortable in your own home —toasty warm or cool as a cucumber— you’re at the mercy of your HVAC system. You can do more to keep your HVAC system running smoothly than you think.

 One of the most important things just so happens to be the easiest one for customers to do. Change your air filter. Change it more often than you think is really necessary, especially if you have pets or someone in your family suffers from health problems or allergies. New air filters aren’t expensive and keeping them clean goes a long way toward keeping your HVAC system in running order.

 Your humidifier, air conditioner coil and 90% or higher efficiency furnaces all use the same drain hose to drain water away from the HVAC unit. Drain hoses must be kept clear or water can’t go down the floor drain. Without anywhere to drain, water runs down the furnace and can ruin the control board or blower motor and do carpet or structural damage.

 How to drain hoses become blocked? Dirty air filters. Dirty air filters have lots of extra dust to release and it makes it way through the filter, eventually ending up rinsing down the drain hose. All kinds of things can end up in your drain hose like algae, hard water deposits, little insects, spiders, bird feathers, squirrels’ acorn crumbs and wasp nests to name a few. Warranties don’t cover damage caused by lack of maintenance. Changing your air filters regularly helps keeps drain hoses clear too.

 Going to the extreme temperature-wise will do more harm than good. Keeping your home too cool in summer or too warm in winter could damage your HVAC system and void some manufacturers’ warranties. During summer don’t keep your air conditioner set below 65 degrees. Water can turn to ice on the coil rather than drain down the tube. When it does thaw, it can run down the interior and cause damage to other components.

 In winter, keep your furnace set to at least 62. When your furnace starts up, exhaust gas is moist. Under normal conditions the gas goes through the vent pipe. Anything 58 or below keeps the gas too cold and it’ll stay in the furnace instead of venting. That trapped moisture causes rust and creates the potential for a host of other HVAC problems.

 Any HVAC maintenance other than changing your air filter needs to be handled by a professional technician. HVAC work is a specialized field that takes training, experience and special instruments.

WHAT KEEPS YOUR HVAC SYSTEM IN RUNNING ORDER

Written by United on . Posted in HVAC, Residential HVAC

When it comes to being comfortable in your own home —toasty warm or cool as a cucumber— you’re at the mercy of your HVAC system. You can do more to keep your HVAC system running smoothly than you think.

 One of the most important things just so happens to be the easiest one for customers to do. Change your air filter. Change it more often than you think is really necessary, especially if you have pets or someone in your family suffers from health problems or allergies. New air filters aren’t expensive and keeping them clean goes a long way toward keeping your HVAC system in running order.

 Your humidifier, air conditioner coil and 90% or higher efficiency furnaces all use the same drain hose to drain water away from the HVAC unit. Drain hoses must be kept clear or water can’t go down the floor drain. Without anywhere to drain, water runs down the furnace and can ruin the control board or blower motor and do carpet or structural damage.

Dirty air filters have lots of extra dust to release and it makes it way through the filter, eventually ending up rinsing down the drain hose. All kinds of things can end up in your drain hose like algae, hard water deposits, little insects, spiders, bird feathers, squirrels’ acorn crumbs and wasp nests to name a few. Warranties don’t cover damage caused by lack of maintenance. Changing your air filters regularly helps keeps drain hoses clear too.

 Going to the extreme temperature-wise will do more harm than good. Keeping your home too cool in summer or too warm in winter could damage your HVAC system and void some manufacturers’ warranties. During summer don’t keep your air conditioner set below 65 degrees. Water can turn to ice on the coil rather than drain down the tube. When it does thaw, it can run down the interior and cause damage to other components.

 In winter, keep your furnace set to at least 62. When your furnace starts up, exhaust gas is moist. Under normal conditions the gas goes through the vent pipe. Anything 58 or below keeps the gas too cold and it’ll stay in the furnace instead of venting. That trapped moisture causes rust and creates the potential for a host of other HVAC problems.

 Any HVAC maintenance other than changing your air filter needs to be handled by a professional technician. HVAC work is a specialized field that takes training, experience and special instruments. United professionals are available in Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs and all over the Kansas City area!

When Your Business’s Air Conditioner or Furnace Breaks, United HVAC Service Fixes Problems

Written by United on . Posted in Commercial HVAC, HVAC

When your heating or cooling system goes on the fritz, it doesn’t have to bring your business to a halt. Nobody wants to work in sweltering heat or freezing temperatures waiting for an air conditioning and heating repair expert to arrive. For some companies, time is of the essence if their machines and equipment require careful climate control.

When your system has to be fixed, anytime of day or night, call United. Someone is always available to take your call. We’ll dispatch a technician immediately and get your company back to business as usual.

 

Your system’s not working. You called United. Now what?

A commercial service technician arrives in clearly marked United vans, wearing United apparel and an I.D. badge. Our technicians are licensed and insured, and held to the highest customer service standards. Most have over a decade of experience repairing commercial air conditioners and furnaces. They will respect your place of business. Plus, all United employees have passed a rigorous background check and drug screening.

Our technicians will perform a battery of diagnostic tests to pinpoint the problem. United repairs and services all the leading manufacturers’ commercial systems including Trane, Carrier, Goodman, York, Lennox, Engineered Air, McQuay and Seasons Four.