With detailed Mechanical Installations, Service, Fast Repairs & Low Cost on Parts. Silicon Valley Comfort is recognized as an Industry Leader in local HVAC/R Heating & Air Conditioning Contracting, Specializing in Custom HVAC/R Designs in High-end Residential & Light Commercial Heating & Cooling Situations. Products & Services both satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities.- License # 1026000
- Gas Furnaces
- Heat Pumps
- Air Conditioning
- Wall heaters
- Floor Heaters
- Radiant Floor Heating
- Mini Split Ductless Heat Pumps
- Duct Changeouts
- Air Cleaners & Filtration Systems
- Air intakes, ventilation & HRV's
- and more...
Silicon Valley Comfort is young. Yeah, we're young, clearly. However, at 33 years old, I bring 17 years of hands-on experience, along with five years of Trade education to the table. Young and Fascinated with this trade in general, at 16 years old I enrolled in an Occupational program to become a technician. (Central County Occupational Center in San Jose CA)Currently known as Metro-ED.
In 2001, I wasn't great a great student in high school; I was struggling. My father noticed this and encouraged me to join an occupational training program. I was just happy to get out of school half a day early.
At 16 years old I enrolled in an Occupational program to become a technician. (Central County Occupational Center in San Jose CA)Currently known as Metro-ED. It didn't take long at all before I was fascinated with this trade and the skill I've acquired.
Young, motivated & showing a ton of potential; it took me less than seven months in the program, I was elected Class Foreman. It was the feeling it gave me, seeing my father so proud of me, that I dedicated all my free time and studies to make a life career plan in the HVAC/R industry.
I'd become a bit obsessed with my new skill, and now the class foreman, with duties consisting of tutoring other students with their studies & the responsibility of signing off projects & assignments they've completed.
I was now overseeing the Maintenance of all the HVAC/R equipment on the campus.
Equipped with a bag of tools, meters & a walkie-talkie, I was now leading a small crew of both, adults & young students, responsible for changing filters, tightening fan belts and servicing these roof-top Packaged units. This Experience paved the way for the Segway of my next chapter within the HVAC/R trade.
At 18 years old I was hired at Supreme Air Systems, out of Campbell CA. It was a small family-owned Residential Heating & Cooling company that still in business today. The owner there was a great mentor to me and gave me my first opportunities to work as a Journeyman installer.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you’re thinking about installing or replacing a central air conditioner, you’re probably aware that this is one of the most significant home improvements you can make in terms of comfort.
On a hot, humid summer day, few amenities add to the quality of life more than central air conditioning.
In order to install the right size unit, contractors need to know the
home’s heating and cooling requirements, based on a variety of
factors (e.g., size of the home, type of windows, insulation, etc.).
Leaky ducts can cause health problems and waste the energy savings
that new high-efficiency HVAC systems promise.
Also, if the pipes are too small, they will cause the HVAC system to use more energy while
delivering less comfort. Ducts that are too small also may lead to early
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Will the contractor review the load calculation for your home with you?
Determining heating and cooling loads based on the building’s square footage is inaccurate and inadequate. Also, basing replacement equipment on the size of the original system could lead to problems since the original equipment size may have been incorrect. Selecting a high-efficiency unit is smart.
Did the contractor review the equipment installation procedures
Hiring a contractor who will install the unit, so it performs at that high level of efficiency is very smart. It takes great skill and a little extra time to design and test the system to ensure the equipment was installed correctly.
You should receive the equipment’s operators manual(s) and be shown how to do a few simple things like operating the thermostat and change the air filter.
Does the contractor have an installation checklist for
testing the new equipment?
You should also receive a copy of the checklist used to test, measure, and ensure the system is working as designed and save them in your records.
Did the contractor review the condition of your duct system with you?
Does this contractor have installers that were also trained to use Manual J Load Calculations and will they be running all the tests necessary to determine proper airflow, static pressures, and perform a duct leak test?
Are you sure you're hiring a contractor that can properly design the ducting system according to the manufactures specs?
Did he promise a ducting system with 6% of air leakage or less? Its an actual requirement now, and if he isn't the one testing out the pipes, a 3rd party HERS testing company should be called to test the leakage, to get a building permit from the city inspector.
Upon job completion, will the contractor sit down and give you all
the information you need?
You should receive warranty and maintenance requirements and contact information.
Post-installation measurements are key factors in ensuring your energy savings and guarding your health and safety.