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Electric to Gas Conversion Solves High Electric Heating Bills

Before Air Handler all electric furnace
Before – all electric air handler
New High Efficiency Furnace
After – New High Efficiency Furnace
After Shot New Plenum Venting
After – New Plenum Venting
Location:

Dublin, OH

Customer Challenge

Customer lost cooling operation in late May, and the service technician found the compressor had failed—a costly repair.  This large 1990’s house had some comfort issues, the worst was cold rooms upstairs all winter, especially over the garage.  These are common complaints with heat pumps, and long duct-runs.

Opportunity

A gas main had been added to the neighborhood, and the house was close enough to the street to have the connection, service line, and gas meter installed at no charge by Columbia Gas.  This made a gas-fired furnace – an electric to gas conversion – a viable option.

Custom Solutions

I recommended our favorite furnace, featuring high efficiency combustion, two-stages of heat, and the thrifty variable speed ECM blower motor.

The result is longer run-cycles of medium-or-full heat as determined by the new thermostat, plus more even mixing of air between both stories and both ends of the house.  The proper capacity mid-tier, single-stage XL15i air conditioner was added, along with a matched indoor coil, new refrigerant lines, a new filter rack, Honeywell advanced bypass humidifier, required metal ductwork, and new PVC vent pipes out the end wall trimmed with a decorative cap.  Their plumber installed a gas train through the basement, and added some taps for potential future uses.

Total satisfaction! A year after the installation, this was the comment:

Scott, we had all an electric home and budgeted for $229 a month. We lowered that budget amount to $129/month. I would say we probably did save around $1,000 for the heat season. Our friends and neighbors still have all electric and their bills were over $400 during really cold month (they do not have a budgeted amount).

You certainly may use my comments. Memorial Day – hot and no air …. Yea, I remember! Thanks again for your assistance. You and the Custom Air team made the process painless.Carolyn S.

Before and after image from this installation

The Custom Air Difference
Custom Air is the trusted Columbus heating & cooling contractor. Leaders in residential and commercial HVAC services, we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation and repeat customers.
  • 42 years Experience - Serving greater Columbus since 1976
  • BBBA+ BBB Rating (Better Business Bureau)
  • Angie’s List - Angie’s List “A” Rated HVAC Contractor
  • 24/7 - Service available 24 hours a day 7 days week
  • Upfront Pricing - No hidden charges, fine print or magic discounts
  • No-Pressure - We treat you like we'd want to be treated.
  • Our People - Courteous, professional service always
  • Screened Employees - Experienced, certified & drug tested
  • Financing Options - We offer flexible financing options
  • Licensed & Insured - Ohio Lic # 21960
  • Extended Warranties - On leading brands we install
  • Local - Owned locally with Columbus & Delaware, Ohio offices
  • Safety Rating - 11 time Safety Award winner
  • Air Quality Experts - Expertise in filtration & air handling quality
  • Best Brands - American Standard, Nest, MitsubishiHoneywell, Rheem & Tempstar
  • Engineering - Residential & Commercial HVAC Engineers on staff
  • Respect - Special care to protect your home or business during work
  • Capable - 120+ full time employees, 25 service trucks
  • Training - Continuous employee training & safety classes
  • Licensed refrigeration recovery – 410A refrigerant compliant

2 Comments

  1. Tiffany August 18, 2014
    • Scott Haring August 19, 2014

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