Fixing an Old System Replacement in the Attic

before old heating air conditioning system attic

This is the BEFORE photo of a system replacement done in San Marcos. The system was over-sized and the ductwork was coming apart releasing conditioned air into the attic! Notice the old repair parts laying around, as well!

 after new heating air conditioning system attic

This is the AFTER photo of a great job done by 2 of our Installers in San Marcos. There’s a whole lot more to this job than what you see here. The entire duct system was re-designed and improved so that the new unit could be a full Ton smaller. As part of the package, attic insulation will be added soon. This customer will see a significant drop in utility costs and be much more comfortable in time for Christmas!

Ever wonder what happens to all of the old Air Conditioners and Heaters that we remove?

Ever really think about this? Honestly, probably not, but I thought I would tell you anyway!

As you can imagine a company our size accumulates quite alot of old equipment, parts and pieces.  An Air Conditioning and Heating system is built to last while sitting outside in the elements, 100 degrees for months , then 25 degrees, then rain, hail, reckless lawn mowers, weed eaters, your kids and of course dog pee! They are also built to transfer heat, therefore these systems are built out of metal, specifically, Steel, Copper and Aluminum. All of these metals are recyclable and have a certain amount of monetary value on the scrap metal market.

The first thing that we do is to remove all of the refrigerant (freon) that  might be left in the system. That refrigerant gets captured and cleaned to a high standard, then re-used as new refrigerant.

We then disassemble the equipment, removing the capacitors and other items that the scrap yard will not take and separate all of the steel, the clean copper, and the copper/aluminum coils. These all get recycled and made into anything from a new car to a Pepsi can.