My story with heat pumps ! and why I choose it?
My name is Moe and I am a mechanical engineer by profession. I have been working in the HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) industry for the past 18 years of my life. And I love it. My wife always tells me “that’s the only thing I am good at (just kidding)”.
Throughout my life experience I have held many positions, all related to the industry. I have worked as a Installer, Repair Technician, HVAC contactor, college Instructor and of course a Mechanical Engineer. Right now I work as a technical R&D (research and development) Engineer, with an air conditioner equipment manufacturer. In this capacity I engineer custom HVAC solutions as well as design new types of equipment.
Because of the nature of my work I have had to deal with a lot of contractors and technicians. However, I never really knew them from the customer’s point of view. After all I never had to hire any of them since I can always fix my own stuff.
About a year ago, I received a phone call from a friend asking me to help him to choose the right contractor to replace his Heat-Pump system. He asked me to attend with him a couple estimate appointments. I did, and let me tell you my jaw dropped.
The estimates were way too much money- some estimates were 9 and 10 grand (remember I know how much this stuff really costs). Despite these huge estimates the information my friend got was all wrong. The contractor’s aim was one thing and one thing only- to make my friend sign that sales contract. The so called experts we met didn’t even know some basic information. And of course my friend didn’t know anything either, so it was a disaster. In the end I took over and I was able to help my friend to install his system for a fraction of the cost.
But I decided to investigate further what is really happing and boy oh boy I was sick to my stomach. So many people get scammed by bad contractors, so much wrong information has been circulated , so many websites are publishing the wrong information, and the customer really doesn’t know any better- after all that’s not his area of expertise.
Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of good contractors out there, but finding them is like needle in the haystack. That’s when I decided I could help fix this industry that I really love. My plan is to build a website that has all the information that a home owner needs to know about air conditioning and heating.
But! Where to start? I decided to start with something popular- the Heat Pump. Here you can find all the information you need to know. I will explain to you all those fancy terms you hear like SEER and COP and Efficiency. I will explain what heat pump means and how it works and what an air To air heat pumps and a geothermal heat pump means. I will even show you some do-it-yourself minor repairs, maintenance and troubleshooting. We will even talk about different heat pumps for swimming pools and water heaters. If you don’t find what you are looking for or you have any questions please feel free to email me or call me.
This site is free and I don’t ask you to hire me or buy anything. The point here is to provide good free information so thanks again for visiting and enjoy your stay!
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