Whether you are a builder or you’re an individual having your own house built and want to have certain amenities included, the experts here at Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help! We’ve been serving customers across Greater Muskegon area for more than fourteen years, and our team members have extensive experience with new construction home installations. We pride ourselves on doing the job correctly from the start. That means our Residential New Construction (RNC) department will take the time to ask the right questions to ensure that your investment in your home comfort system is a wise one. Whether it’s a forced air furnace, boiler system, furnace and air conditioning/heat pump system, geothermal heat pump system, zoning system, fireplace, water heater and indoor air quality options; we’ve got what it takes to get the job done right!
When it comes to gas fired furnace or boiler installations, no one in the Muskegon area has more experience and expertise than we do here at Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer only top of the line products designed to meet the specific needs of our consumers. The furnaces/boilers we install come in several different models and sizes, so you can choose the one that best fits with the size of your home and your heating needs. Our system consultant can also assist you evaluate your options in this regard so you end up with the best possible product.
Matching the size of the furnace/boiler to your home’s dimensions and your own particular heating preferences is very important. Using the old “so many square feet equal so many btus” rule just isn’t accurate in today’s world of building technology. Factors such as wall and ceiling insulation, orientation, window U values and shading coefficients, and appliance and occupancy heat gain all play into the proper sizing of your home heating system as well as the proper sizing of the duct system. We run load calculations on every home to insure that the proper sized unit is installed. A furnace/boiler that’s too large for the size of your home will cycle off and on too much, leading to excessive wear and tear on the parts. A furnace/boiler that’s too small, on the other hand, will have to work too hard to heat your home to a comfortable temperature. This is likely to lead to higher energy bills and a shorter lifespan for your unit.
If you’re looking for more of a comprehensive heating and cooling package, Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning offers a variety of air conditioning and heat pump systems as well. These types of systems are very effective at keeping the temperature in your home comfortable all year round. If this is the type of system you think you’d like in your home, it’s definitely worth having it installed during construction rather than afterwards. Integrating the air conditioning or heat pump system into a new home while it’s under construction is much easier and will save you plenty of time, money and inconvenience in the long run. For homeowners who want to be as “green” as possible by lowering their carbon footprint, at the same time saving energy costs by saving natural gas or propane, a heat pump is just for you. A heat pump gives a homeowner the opportunity to heat their home on mild days without consuming any fossil fuels. Ask your system consultant if a heat pump is the tight system for you.
Using the old “so many square feet equal so many tons” rule just isn’t accurate in today’s world of building technology. Factors such as wall and ceiling insulation, orientation, window U values and shading coefficients, and appliance and occupancy heat gain all play into the proper sizing of your home cooling system as well as the proper sizing of the duct system. We run load calculations on every home to insure that the proper sized unit is installed. This is a crucial part of the design process. If the unit is too large, the unit will cycle on and off too often and will never reduce the humidity or temperature to a comfortable level. It also means the unit will most likely not reach its maximum efficiency rating. If the unit is too small, the system will run constantly and have a hard time reaching your desired temperature. From our system consultants to our installation technicians, we can handle any job!
Geothermal is a hot topic right now and with good reason. There are substantial savings to be had through energy savings, rebates and tax incentives. Every blueprint for a geo system goes through a special calculation process to make sure we have the correct number of wells and the equipment sized appropriately. There are many factors to be considered to be confident we are providing the maximum energy efficiency according to the home-owners request and budget. Geothermal heat pumps use the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium instead of the outside air temperature. This allows the system to reach fairly high efficiencies (300%-600%) on the coldest of winter nights, compared to 175%-250% for air-source heat pumps on cool days. While the greater Muskegon area experiences seasonal temperature extremes—from scorching heat in the summer to sub-zero cold in the winter—a few feet below the earth's surface the ground remains at a relatively constant temperature. Some models of geothermal systems are available with two-speed compressors and variable fans for more comfort and energy savings. Relative to air-source heat pumps, they are quieter, last longer, need little maintenance, and do not depend on the temperature of the outside air. Even though the installation price of a geothermal system can be several times that of an air-source system of the same heating and cooling capacity, the additional costs are returned to you in energy savings in 5–10 years. System life is estimated at 25 years for the inside components and 50+ years for the ground loop.
Inadequate temperature control is a common frustration many homeowners share. It's not surprising—most homes have heating and cooling control that's fundamentally the same as it was 50 years ago. Yet houses have changed dramatically in the past five decades. They are larger, with more open space; most are multi-level and feature large expanses of windows. These features challenge traditional heating and cooling systems relying on one thermostat for control. Rooms with direct sun exposure or on upper levels get too hot. Rooms that are located far from the thermostat get too cool. Keeping a consistent temperature in every room can seem impossible. Our zone control system can change that; it provides the control to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. It understands that every room has its own, unique, heating and cooling requirements. Our zoning system doesn’t have to condition every zone at once. Instead, it selectively conditions the zones that need it, minimizing conditioning in the areas that don’t, virtually eliminating the common temperature imbalances that plague so many homes. With a zoning system it eliminates the differences between upstairs and downstairs and keeps rooms comfortable regardless of the weather or their location in the home.
The quality of the air inside your home is of the utmost importance. Up to 90% of our time is spent indoors and much of that time is spent at home. Polluted air in your home can negatively affect your family's health. EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times and occasionally more than 100 times, higher than outdoor levels. Keeping this air clean is one of the best things you can to do protect your family from harmful contaminants, microorganisms and germs like the flu virus. Here at Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning, we feature an entire line of products and services designed to keep the air healthy and breathable in the homes of our Greater Muskegon area customers. Our expert system consultants can assist you to select the right set of items to keep your family safe.
Of course, everyone needs clean air to breathe. But not everyone is as susceptible to the same irritants and contaminants. With this in mind, Carmichael will assist you choose the system that will best serve your family. Whether you are most concerned with eliminating odors and dust or allergens and mold particles, we have the system you are looking for. And by combining one of these purification systems with some UV germicidal lights, you can be sure that the air in your home will be free of harmful bacterial and other microorganisms. Our air purification products are easily integrated into your new home heating and cooling system. They provide relief from all manner of airborne contaminants without you even needing to be aware of what they are doing.
Another important aspect of air quality is the humidity level. If you really want to make your home a healthy environment for your family, it is essential that you be able to maintain the proper level of humidity at all times. With this in mind, Carmichael is proud to offer a top of the line humidification system that will allow you to keep dry air and the associated problems that come with it from plaguing you and your family. With the installation of a proper humidification system during construction, you can prevent static, dry skin and the growth of cold and flu viruses. Maintaining a proper humidity level will also help your heating system function more effectively.
A 7-day programmable thermostat lets you easily create schedules so you're not heating and cooling while the kids are away at school or you're at work. But sometimes you don't know you need to leave until you're half-way out the door. Temporary away mode is perfect for those occasions. Just press the up/down button to your temperature set point and this will put your thermostat in a temporary away mode, so you're not wasting money heating and cooling an empty home.
Any new home needs a water heater, and Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning has just what you’re looking for in that regard as well. We offer both tank and tankless water heaters designed to provide you with the very best in terms of energy efficiency and performance. Our team members are specially trained to install these products in new construction homes, and we’ll gladly work with builders and new homeowners to make sure that everything goes according to plan and that new water heaters are installed and working on time.
There’s nothing like arriving home at the end of the day and setting the mood for relaxation. Light a fire in the fireplace, prepare a meal and spend time with family. Imagine coming home from a long day to the warmth and elegance of a beautiful fireplace, or firing up your fireplace on a chilly night for a romantic dinner on the hearth. No matter what the scenario, Heatilator has a large selection of gas fireplace products to make the most of your space and decor. Heatilator handles the most comprehensive selection of gas fireplace products. We can help you design the look and function that you are looking for to fit your new home and your needs.
Upon completion of the home a licensed start up technician in a Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning uniform and Carmichael lettered truck will make all necessary connections, hang the thermostats and start up the heating and cooling system, leaving you and your client with the peace of mind that you’re in good hands with Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning, Muskegon‘s #1 in customer service. No job is too big or too small for Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning. If you’re looking into having a new home built or are a builder hoping to hire a contractor for large-scale installations, we’re happy to hear from you! Give us a call today to let us know what we can do for you!
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