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Case Studies

Jul 1, 2022 2:44:05 PM by Lauren Mangano

Commercial AC Replacement at Family Service in Langhorne

PROBLEM: After a mandate was passed to stop the production of R-22, Family Service in Langhorne was ready to upgrade their Trane units. Although they served them well for 20 years, repairs were becoming more difficult and expensive. 

SOLUTION: ECI replaced four of their rooftop units with packaged air conditioning and heat Trane units again, but this time using a newer, more efficient model.



About Family Service

Family Service Association of Bucks County offers a variety of programs in an effort to help better the community. According to their website, they focus on increasing opportunities for adults, protecting seniors, reducing substance use, preparing children for the future, improving the lives of those who live with HIV/AIDs, improving the lives of those who live with mental illness, and more. They also operate the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter.

They were founded in 1953 as a response to address the growing need for a family service agency. Their first locations were set up in Doylestown and Fallsington, Pa.

Because Family Service's mission is to help their community, we were very grateful to be able to help them -- as they are our neighbors too! 

The Install

After a recent mandate to stop the production of R-22, the type of refrigerant used in older systems, it was time for this business to replace their rooftop air conditioners. While it's still legal to use R-22 if your system is functioning properly with it, it's hard to come by if your unit needs to be charged (...and it's costly!)

R-22 is a refrigerant that had been used in most home air conditioners for more than 40 years. The problem is that R-22 contains chlorine. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) were found to be harmful to the Earth's protective ozone layer when released into the atmosphere. They also increase the greenhouse effect. Thus, the phaseout of R-22 and similar compounds began in the mid-90s. The sharp decline in production has caused prices to skyrocket.

The old units were around 20 years old and worked well for the entire duration, but it was time for an upgrade.  ECI came out to replace four of the eight units for the time being.

ECI arrived 5:30 A.M. the morning of the install to prep before the cranes arrived. Each unit was then disconnected one at a time and brought down with the crane.  We replaced four of the Trane packaged air conditioning and heat units with newer, more efficient Trane models.

All the units were up on the roof by 9 A.M. and were tied in and running by the afternoon. They'll now have efficient and comfortable heating and cooling for the next 20 years!


Contact ECI Comfort

ECI Comfort specializes in commercial work and installing Trane systems in the Delaware Valley. If you are interested or would like to know more, click the button above or reach us at (215) 245-3200 or info@ecicomfort.com!


This entry was posted in Commercial Heating And Cooling, Trane, Air Conditioning, Langhorne, PA