Coming soon to the Case Studies section of our Web Site! John Mastronardo
About five years ago, John Mastronardo purchased a beautiful, old, stone home in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia. With only window air-conditioning units and radiators on each floor, John realized right away that the house needed a whole new HVAC system. Luckily, one of John’s neighbors was all too happy to show him the system they had installed and enthusiastically referred him to ECI Comfort. Five years later, John used ECI’s services once again to replace a water heater and sat down with Ron to discuss the work that has been done in his home.
We love working with people who have older homes and would like to replace existing equipment or add additional systems.
Because we started as an oil service company, most of our customers had older homes with hot water boilers with baseboard or radiator heating systems. A lot of these homes have boilers that are very old - some as old as 50 to 60 years old. Many of these boilers are as a big as a small car and are extremely inefficient. We have replaced many of these boilers and replaced them with new high efficiency units a third the size. In a lot of these cases we install an indirect domestic hot water tank and have seen reductions in Oil usage as high as 40 percent.
In the past couple of months we have had an increasing number of people who are calling us about adding central air conditioning, strictly as a benefit for resale of their homes. The majority of these calls are older homes with hydronic heating with either baseboards or radiators and no existing duct work. In most cases these people are looking for high velocity or Mitsubishi ductless splits systems which our company has come to specialize in. These systems use no duct work at all or use compact air handlers and small 2 inch duct work which can be installed in existing homes with little or no modification to the existing structure.
Fall and winter is the best time of the year to replace your old air conditioning and heating system since the air conditioner isn’t being used and the HVAC Company’s summer rush is over. The last thing that you want to do is to have to replace it when it’s 95 degrees outside because you will be in a rush and may not make the best choice in selecting the right product for your needs.
I have been working in the HVAC business for a couple of months now. The one thing that surprises me when I tell people what I am doing is they almost always ask, what brands do you sell is it Carrier, Trane, Lennox etc? This is very interesting and a little surprising to me and shows that the advertising and marketing these companies are doing are very effective in that they are getting name recognition out to the public.