Mel Modern has specialized in high efficiency air conditioning equipment since it was first introduced in the early 1990’s. For example, we install two speed air equipment which run at low-speed 80% of the time, increasing electrical operating savings significantly. Refrigerant reclamation (per the Montreal Protocol) has been mandated since 1990, but we began reclamation in the mid-1970’s.
Installing the newest refrigerant is a major consideration for anybody who will be selling their home in the next 5 or 10 years because refrigerant 22 will be phased out by approximately 2010 and installing high efficiency equipment (13 or greater) is a major consideration as the federally mandated efficiency standard will be raised from 10 to 13 SEER (seasonal electrical efficiency rating) in 2005. SEER is the government mandated program for consumer comparisons of electrical efficiency of air conditioning equipment.
Standard attic fans can create negative pressure in an air conditioned home which could cause downdrafts in the chimney and pulling carbon monoxide fumes into the house. Mel Modern pressurizes the attic to push hot air out, preventing any possible carbon monoxide poisoning from chimney downdrafts.