Tuesday, September 18, 2007

We do Drain Cleaning

Ross our plumber getting ready to clean a drain on a Libbie Ave home.
This drain cleaning machine will clear up to 6" drain lines.
Obstruction removed!!! This was a so called "flushable wipe".

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

What does it look like when we install a system?

This is a time lapse video of a 1 1/2 ton heat pump change out. This is a straight system replacement with little ductwork modifications, it will show you all the steps we take to install a system. We take care in preping our solder joints, pressure testing the system, sealing the ductwork and starting the system. This took 3 men 5 hrs to complete.

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16 SEER Heat Pump

We've had a busy summer this year, the heat and humidity had us all jumping. Looking back at some jobs we did this summer I'd like to share some pictures of 16 SEER heat pump with an Accu Clean Air Filtration System we installed. The original system was 15 yrs old and used ductboard for the ductwork. We removed the old ductboard and installed new sealed and insulated metal ducwork. Take a look at the old ductboard, if you have ductwork that looks like this, consider giving us a call it may have some growth on the inside too.

Look at the growth on the inside of this ductboard.

This is what ductboard looks like installed

The old air handler.

Here is the new air handler. Note the insulated and sealed ductwork on the left. The Accu Clean Filtration system is on the right. See the yellow wire with the black switch, that's a safety switch in the emergency drain pan. This will shut down the unit in case the unit should leak water.

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Fall Savings

Check out our fall special!!! American Standard has teamed up with Marshall Mechanical to offer the following Fall Special. Check back next week to see how much you can save from oil to either gas or a heat pump!

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Dual Fuel System 16 SEER 90% Gas furnace

These are pictures of our most recent replacement HVAC system. This was a 4 year old home in Richmond, VA which had a ductboard air distribution system, a 10 SEER AC with 80% gas furnace system. The first floor system failed due to an incorrectly sized ductwork system. We removed all the ductboard ductwork and installed new insulated metal ductwork along with installing a new dual fuel system which consisted of a 16 SEER American Standard 2 stage heat pump, a 90% variable speed 2 stage gas furnace and a Honeywell IAQ thermostat.

New insulated metal ductwork in crawl space
Poor installation before removing fiberous ductboard in attic
Corrected Installation with insulated metal ductwork in attic

Undersized ductboard air distribution system in crawl space
New 90% 2 stage variable speed gas furnace American Standard

New 16 SEER American Standard Heat pump next to 10 SEER AC unit

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

How big is your Carbon Foot Print?

Carbon Foot Print-what is that you may ask? It is a representation of the effect human activities have on the climate in terms of the total amount of greenhouse gases produced (measured in units of carbon dioxide). In laymens terms--the amount of carbon dioxide a person or household produces by the use of electricity, fuel oil, natural gas, and gasoline. Some things that contribute to "your" carbon footprint are;
  • Driving a vehicle
  • Turning on lights
  • Using any electrical appliance
  • Cooling and heating your home

So, why does the size of your carbon footprint matter to you or anyone else? Well, greenhouse gases are contributing to the changes in our earths atmosphere. Did you notice how warm this past January was, perhaps your children notice there wasn't any snow at all this winter. Maybe you remember how hot last summer was or the increase number of hurricanes over the past couple of years. There are plenty of published scientific reports stating why the climate is changing and just as many saying the climate is not changing. There is a plethara of information on the subject of global warming that one can peruse. Since there has been so much published on global warming and climate change perhaps we should pay attention to our carbon footprint.

Think about it, what could it hurt if we paid attention to our carbon footprint? Nothing, we might actually save some money by not driving as much, keeping our lights turned off when we aren't in room being used, and keeping our thermostats a degree warmer in the summer and a degree cooler in the winter.

Come back for more tips on what you can do to reduce your carbon foot print.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Marshall Mechanical

Marshall Mechanical, LLC is a full service HVAC and plumbing company located in Richmond, VA. We specialize in residential repair and replacement and commercial service for heating air conditioning and plumbing systems.

Marshall Mechanical offers residential and commercial maintenance agreements, duct cleaning, HVAC and plumbing repair and replacement and design services.

Our staff:

Sean Cantrell, PE is a registered professional engineer who has 17 years of experience in commercial and residential HVAC and plumbing design. He can provide whole house solutions to any problems you may have.

Richard Texler, Master HVAC and Electrician is head of field operations. He has over 30 years experience with residential and commercial electrical, HVAC, oil boilers, furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners.

Ross Herring, Master Plumber has 15 years experience in residential and commercial plumbing service. He has a wealth of experience in older fan homes as well as new construction.

Mark McDanial, Master Plumber has 20 years of experience in residential service and construction pluming. He has extensive knowledge in fire restoration, bathroom and kitchen remodeling.

Shawn Hooper, HVAC Service Technician/Lead Installer has 10 years of experience in servicing and installing HVAC systems. He will install your system to your exact specifications as well as service your system after it has been installed.

Jason Carter, Service Technician has 6 years of experience in residential service and installation. He will service your system with the utmost of care.

Travis Griffith, HVAC installer has successfully completed his first year of trade school. His attention to detail ensures your property is left spotless.

Casey Spolen, HVAC installer has an associates degree in HVAC service. He is starting out in installation to learn the trade from the ground up.

Greg Bowman, HVAC apprentice has 3 yrs of experience in replacement and retrofit of residential systems. He has started his first year of trade school this year.

Terry Van Peppen, Office Manager/Customer service keeps our office running. She will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.

Billie Southworth, Accounts Payable/Receivable. She can answer all your questions regarding billing.

Keep checking back as we will have posts on "Green HVAC and Plumbing", "What we do", and "Learn the trades with Marshall Mechanical"

If you have any questions or need to schedule a service call please call us at 804-323-0189
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