April 06, 2012 energyair Share this post The Energy Air Residential Division recently completed a large air conditioning unit change-out at the Oak Harbor Apartments in Orlando. This 176-unit complex was originally built in 1995, when the Energy Air team installed the air conditioning equipment and duct – most of which was still in place and running 16 years later. Located near the Mall at Millennia, this 22-building neighborhood has been undergoing a massive renovation with a complete makeover including new roofs, paint (inside and out), carpet, cabinets, counters, appliances and all new A/C systems. The apartment complex is near 100% capacity, so all work had to be coordinated with the tenants’ schedules, which limited our hours on the premises. We came across numerous challenges to stage and complete the job, but with teamwork and great organization, the Energy Air team pulled it off. This included pre-planning and staging of equipment and scheduling of deliveries by our warehouse over an eight-week period. With the help of our purchasing department, we were able to coordinate with our vendor to customize the packaging of grilles to create logistical efficiencies. This vital step helped the team prep the job quickly so that installers could “grab-and go” once we received the green light to start construction. Our residential installation team worked within the 10-week timeframe to complete this entire job. The biggest challenge was to complete two units each per day, within a limited timeframe. Whatever unit was started had to be finished before the end of the day. In addition to completing the installation within the tight schedule, our A/C installers helped the tenants better understand how the systems work. They took the time to educate those living in the units that flammable containers, such as gas cans, should not be stored in the air handler closets because of the possible dangers to their family. We know that any time work is done in an occupied home, it is an inconvenience to those living there. Our goal was to make the interruption as minimal as possible. We accomplished this thanks to the great teamwork of the Energy Air residential group.