We Pride Ourselves on the Testimonials We Have Received Over the Years
While in the process of finishing up a small renovation I was doing on my condominium near Miami, Florida, the local building department notified me that my new and already installed AC system, including ductwork, was not properly installed or permitted. To make matters worse, I soon found out that not only did my AC contractor have some licensing “issues” but that he was also not capable of providing the engineering reports that the inspector was requiring. This is when I contacted ConsultAir.
When I first called ConsultAir, I spoke with the owner, David Brown. I was surprised at the amount of time David took discussing my situation before I had even placed an order. David let me know up front that there was a chance that my newly installed AC system could be larger than the building codes will allow. A few days after placing my order, David confirmed that the system was significantly larger than the building codes will allow and that the only option I had would be to replace it. By this time, David was also pretty familiar with the issues I was having with my AC contractor and so he took it upon himself to help me manage the entire process from start to finish.
It’s hard to put into words just how complicated and frustrating this whole ordeal has been for me and I’d probably still be trying to sort it all out if I hadn’t found ConsultAir online.”
My wife and I employed David Brown to design HVAC for our dream retirement home. David gave us a great usable working plan, one that we could do some of the work ourselves. David helped us with sizing requirements and with some space difficulties. David told us he would not be finished with the plan until we were happy with the plan. We couldn’t be happier with the working plan that David provided for us. After living for years in a house where the plumber designed the system and all the faults that came with that we are looking forward to the comfort provided by ConsultAir in our custom designed plan. David’s fee has been the best money we’ve spent on our house so far. You just can’t go wrong with ConsultAir and David Brown”
I recently contracted with ConsultAir to perform a Manual J, S, and D for a custom home i am building (General Contractor). The experience was very positive. I had previously performed a Manual J analysis on an install i did about a year ago, so i have some experience on what to look for. David Brown was very thorough about collecting all the data needed to get the most accurate heat loss, heat gain, equipment and duct sizing. He was particularly good at explaining the various options for fresh air recovery as well as the benefits of single stage, two stage, and modulating equipment.
His expertise helped catch a few errors that would have been made by the HVAC contractor. Great experience!”
My wife and I are average people, living in an average neighborhood, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have a great HVAC system! After getting 3 quotes from local and national HVAC contractors, it was evident that pushing hardware was their #1 priority…the bigger, the better, for their commission! None of the quotes included duct work design or replacement, nor were the vendors interested in doing the calculations, they just wanted to sell hardware. Our air conditioning equipment was already 15 years old and the duct work original to the house from 1966. David took the time to explain all functions of our HVAC system, their relationship to each other and the pluses and minuses of replacing some or all the parts. We decided to replace everything at the same time. We hired a local contractor to install the HVAC equipment and my wife and I installed the duct work ourselves based on David’s design. The fruits of our labor came when the outside temperature got down to 11 degrees, yet it was very comfortable throughout the house.
David and ConsultAir are all around five-star – Professional service with quick response, attentive to the details and to my needs.
I originally asked David for help designing a forced-air heating system, which was finalized and submitted with my building permit application last fall. Approval was a breeze. After construction started I had a change of heart and decided to upgrade to radiant floor heat. I called David to run the new calculations which I needed for equipment sizing and for the building department. David worked through the details on the phone with me, and I had the new calculations in less than 20 minutes. Can’t beat that service!
I found Consult Air on the internet and called to inquire about their services for a new home I was building in the Houston area. I was very fortunate to speak with the owner David Brown. Rather than initially sell me services he spent over a half hour trying to understand my needs, inform me about residential air conditioning and provide sound advice and insight to resolve an issue I was having with my builder. I was very impressed with his knowledge and understanding of the industry and the needs of the consumer. I give Consult Air and David the highest recommendation for customer service and technical expertise.
If you are thinking of doing any kind of heating or cooling in your home don’t take a chance by trusting the local HVAC person. They have one agenda… To sell you an overpriced system and get the job done as quickly as possible. I learned this because I had 5 different bids and 5 different sized systems from each installer. How could this be I wondered? Well…it turns out that there is a real, systemic, and calculated way of finding out how big of a system you need for your home.
There are manuals and load calculations that can be done to properly size your system. After much searching on Google I stumbled upon David Brown and ConsultAir. He was the person I was searching for. He did all the load calculations, the calculations for the ductwork and even offered some very helpful tips along the way. David should be your first call when looking to install a system. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Thanks David!!!
Quality work is provided when someone has a passion for the work they do.There is no way I would build another house without ConsultAir. I received far more than just an excellent job. When we were done, I had a clear understanding of what they did, why they did it, and things to look out for. Since then, I have had friends and family take on the task of building a home. All of them have used ConsultAir for their HVAC designs and could not be happier with the systems performance. Thanks for the great work.
Service was outstanding and done in a very timely manner. Dave the owner actually designed and helped walk me through the install. 5 months after install I had a few questions and he was on it like when he first started my project. I would highly recommend hos services to anyone looking for a load calculation or duct design. Thanks Dave
I own an architectural service in the metro Phoenix, Az. area and I was in need for this new thing called manual’s S,J & D which I was dumbfounded about. I was highly recommended David to help me out with this difficult resubmittal process. I gave David a call and he spent about an hour going over everything; I was very impressed. He delivered what I need three days earlier than I was expecting and he also spent two more of his own time going over and checking everything for me. Being a greenhorn on this matter, I am very grateful for his help and knowledge and will and do recommend him to anyone.
Thanks again David!
Superior Design and Service
As a design/builder in Dallas/Ft. Worth with a specialty in green construction, I knew I needed an expert to design a system for my own west-facing home. David took a tremendous amount of time designing the most innovative system possible to maximize energy efficiency. My HVAC contractor, who has worked on million-dollar homes for 20 years, said David’s design and hours of assistance totally changed how he will install systems from now on. I cannot recommend David highly enough. He went above and beyond my expectations with his knowledge, professionalism, time commitment and dedication to the project.
Excellent and Highly Professional
I am an owner-builder in Central Florida who recently retained David at ConsultAir to provide HVAC design services for our home construction project. Because I have a professional background in construction, I had some level of perspective as to what to expect from a professional in David’s role. Throughout our interactions, I found David to be both extremely knowledgeable and professional at all times. He was patient and thorough in working through all of my questions and needs – David possesses a strong ability to communicate technical concepts in lay terms for those who are not experts in this scope of work. All deliverables that David provided were very professionally prepared and were extremely thorough – I make my living picking apart construction-related deliverables, so I would know. David’s technical expertise is clearly very deep and I highly recommend ConsultAir to anyone looking for HVAC design or consulting services. Thanks David!
Attention to Detail and Service
David took the time to design a system for my home that was better engineered and more efficient than what I would have received from a “design build” HVAC contractor. His scientific approach along with his real world experience is uncommon in the industry. Even after my design was complete David continued to answer questions and provide valuable insight. He is attentive and responsive, two qualities in short supply these days.
My experience with David Brown of Consult Air was very positive and I would highly recommend him and the HVAC sizing and advisory service he provides to anyone. My wife and I just completed building a new home in Flower Mound, TX and I wanted confirmation that our builder’s HVAC contractor was sizing our AC & heating system properly as well as designing the size and configuration of our ducts efficiently. In addition, we were installing spray foam insulation in the attic to increase efficiencies. We contacted David and provided him with a floor plan of our house and all the other information and data he needed, and in return, he supplied us with load calculations for our required AC tonnage, a very efficient duct system design and other valuable information that was very helpful in our dealings with our builder. David’s pricing was very reasonable and he answered follow-up questions without charge. Call him if you want to feel confident you’re getting the HVAC system you need.
I don’t normally write reviews but when I was looking into ConsultAir there were no reviews anywhere so here goes.
I’ll start with the finish, David (owner) did an excellent job on my plans that had a lot to be desired. “Warning” have your plans well drawn up, David will pick through them with a fine tooth comb, he is very picky but you will end up with a heat / cooling load calculation that he is confident in. My house is more energy efficient than most here in the North Woods of Wisconsin and I expect to save over a thousand dollars by going with ConsultAir verses how many square feet most installers would use to size equipment. This part of the review is 5 stars for sure!
Now the reason for 4 stars, for people that have not worked with a small business before you can get lost a bit. I know several small business people and they never turn down work no matter how busy they are just be aware of this and keep on him you’ll be rewarded with an excellent plan that will save you money.
As a side note, It was actually hard for me to give him a 4 star rating but it is truthful. David spent so much time with me because of my bad plans that in the end I felt like it would be great to share a beer or two with him and talk fishing.
This will save you money!
This was well worth the money. Quick and easy to work with. The heat and air guys wanted me to buy 7tons and after it was all said and done I only need 3.5tons. Was a great service to capitalize all of my energy efficient components of my new house.
Manual J Room by Room Load Calculation
This type of HVAC Load Calculation is required when you are:
- Building a New Home
- Renovating an Existing Home
- Replacing your Existing HVAC Duct System
- Diagnosing Uncomfortable Room to Room Temperature Differentials
*Prices include 1ea HVAC system.Learn More
Manual D Duct System Design
Our Manual D Design Service includes professionally designed “to scale” drawings of your duct system.
*A Manual J “Room by Room” Heat Load Calculation must be performed prior to designing your duct system.Learn More
Manual J “Block” Heat Load Calculation
***Not Currently Offered*** This type of Manual J Load Calculation will tell you what size HVAC system is required to properly heat and cool a residential home.
*Prices include 1ea HVAC system.Learn More