Local Company Honored for Geothermal Work on Historic Home
Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:38 RCN Newsdesk
A local company just won a national honor in a trade magazine.
Peak HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) was given a Quality Home Comfort Award and was featured in Contracting Business magazine for work on a local historic home (pictured above).
Architect Tim Jeckering reached out to Peak to help on the home after it had gone through years of additions and alterations. Peak installed a sustainable energy-saving, geo-thermal HVAC system that offers fringe benefits like a wine vault, hot tub, heated bathroom and dressing room floors, and "no-ice" steps and walk-way.
"The Quality Home Comfort Awards are given to those HVAC contracting firms that demonstrate their ability and expertise in installing the best HVAC products, with an attention to efficiency and excellence,” said Terry McIver, director of content for ContractingBusiness.com. “Mr. (Chuck) Pfaehler and his team at Peak took charge of a challenging home HVAC retrofit, while also paying close attention to the homes historic significance, which presented an extra hurdle for them to jump. Clearly, they are worthy of this award for 2016.”
“Historic Home equates to Historic HVAC,” said Pfaehler, head of the Highland Heights-based company. "While there are many aspects that are positive and can be continued from these older schools of thought; Reliability and Energy Efficiency are not a constant. Our historic homeowner wanted to save money with an efficient system. All work both seen and unseen had to blend with the historic elements of the interior of the home. Mechanicals were hidden and unobtrusive. Crawl spaces were placed behind louvered panels. HVAC duct space was carved out of unused living space and placed so as not to interfere with the family’s enjoyment of the home.
To read the full article in Contracting Business, click here.