ECI TAKES HOME COMFORT TO THE NEXT LEVEL:
Heating and air conditioning equipment is always evolving and becoming more efficient. The problem is that most HVAC contractors are stuck doing business as usual. A widely used term in our industry is to "replace the box". A contractor will get a call for a heating or cooling related problem and see the opportunity to sell new equipment or "replace the box". In some cases upgrading the equipment may be the solution but all too often the home itself can be the source of the problem.
Many homeowners learn to live with hot or cold rooms, dusty furniture and high utility bills. ECI has made it a priority to solve these issues by looking at the home and ductwork as well as the equipment. In a lot of cases, a system cannot run at its full potential when a home is not properly air sealed and insulated.
As a young apprentice to his father Bill, AJ Eberhardt is the modern day example of a Master Craftsman passing the torch to his son.
Once a common practice, it’s sadly a vanishing tradition. From the time he was a young boy, AJ loved working alongside his father. It seemed only natural that when he became old enough, he would help his Dad during the summer’s installing Central Air systems at ECI Comfort, where his father worked since before he was born. When AJ turned seventeen, he picked up another of his father’s passions, firefighting, and joined the volunteers of the Croydon Fire house.
Check out our quick video that takes you to Wyndmoor, Pa. on an install from day one until the job is complete.
Windows are a very important part of our lives - they allow us to see what is going on in the world, they let in sunshine, and they light our houses so we don’t have to use electricity during the day. We need windows.
But they are a mixed blessing. They have very low insulation values so they cost us a lot more than a plain wall would cost to heat and cool. Also, this low R-value means the surface is cold so we can feel cool standing next to them, and they have a lot of moving parts, which means they can leak air.
I just recently had the opportunity to go on vacation to Jamaica. It is hard to totally separate yourself on vacation from what you do everyday back home. For me, that is selling HVAC equipment.
I couldn’t help but notice that there were very few buildings that have central air conditioning systems where duct work is used to deliver conditioned air from a central air handler.