Friday, 30 May 2014
Case Study: How to Replace a 250 ton Cooling Tower

Scott Jackson, Commercial Accounts Manager, introduces this video showing how a 28 year old cooling tower in the Plaza Tower office building in Nashville's Metrocenter was replaced.

The job was done in the winter so that a reliable system would be available for the next summer.  An air conditioning failure in a tight building this size would make the facility almost uninhabitable until the unit could be fixed. The loss of work hours for a large number of occupants could be costly. Miguel Ciera, Job Superintendent, and Michael McCormick, Pipe Fitter, explain the steps involved.

Posted on 05/30/2014 5:08 AM by Eddie Hutton
Monday, 19 May 2014
Health Benefits of Air Conditioning

An air conditioner is often thought of as a luxury, but the impact air conditioning can have on your overall health is often overlooked. Cool air is essential for the very young and very old to help get through our hot and sticky days. It is easy for people in these age groups to overheat or suffer from more serious heat-related health issues. Certain medications and how hydrated you are can also affect how quickly you are affected by overheating.  It seems each year, at the height of the summer’s heat, there are many deaths due to overheating where people did not have air conditioning, only fans.  An air conditioner will keep the temperature in your home safe and comfortable for people of all ages.


Perhaps the most important thing an air conditioner does is improve indoor air quality. By keeping doors and windows closed, you are not going to get exposed to as much pollen, mold, or car exhaust fumes.  This is especially important for people that suffer from allergies and other respiratory illnesses. Air conditioning acts as a de-humidifier, thus reducing the growth of molds and mildews in your home.  According to the EPA, potential health concerns associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. Their recommendation to control mold is to control moisture in the home. Moisture can easily be controlled with an air conditioner.


In short, adding air conditioning to your home will not only give you comfort, but also a healthier home to live in.

Posted on 05/19/2014 10:02 PM by Eddie Hutton

Important Tips & Advice



You often don't think about your heating or air-conditioning system until something goes wrong. But there is so much you can do to help keep your system from breaking down. We regularly post information to help you learn what you can do to keep your system running, to save money and energy.  Search our many posts, videos, and podcasts, for valuable information that is never a sales pitch. Subscribe to receive an email when something new is posted, so you won’t miss any important tips.

Choosing a Repair Company

Whether you’re talking about heating or cooling, repairing or replacing a system, you want a company that can advise you reliably based on what is in your best interest, not based on what is convenient or what earns them the most money (commissions). We'll help you choose the best solution to fit your needs. Check out our many posts at HVAC News You Can Use and our podcasts.

Going Green

We're concerned about the environment and know all the latest technologies - such as geothermal systems, LED lights, and smart thermostats - that can reduce energy and put more "green" in your pocket!  We've provided HVAC systems in certified LEED buildings and written many posts on ways to Go Green.

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We are a repair company performing a full range of commercial and residential heating, air conditioning, energy management and comfort products service, maintenance, and installation. We are a locally-owned company serving Nashville-Davidson County and the surrounding counties including Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Sumner, Robertson, and Cheatham.

Who We Are

Our service technicians are fully trained and experienced.  We can tackle the most complicated system to the simplest of systems – from large commercial plants to single-family homes.  Our ownership group of Eddie Hutton, Tony Anderson, Roger Eldridge,  Swaney Powers and Alan Seilbeck have over 125 years combined experience as leaders in the HVAC industry.


We are proud of our dispatchers that respond to your telephone call. When your system is down they make things happen. Our trucks are loaded with most parts needed for a quick repair. You can call day and night 7 days a week. Our normal weekday hours are 7:00AM to 5:00PM. Click on the button below to schedule a service call online. Emails and forms can only be answered weekdays from 7-5.”  

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Did you know you should service your HVAC on a regular schedule – just like you would your car?  We have specialized maintenance programs to ensure the clean, energy efficient and safe operation of your HVAC systems.  This helps minimize service interruptions/breakdowns and maximize your equipment's lifespan.  All maintenance contract customers are assigned a primary technician that will get to know your facility and equipment and will treat it like his own.  You’ll receive discounts on repairs or new installations, and get priority service when it is cold or hot outside and you need service promptly.  Plus, maintenance contract customers are never charged overtime rates for emergency services after-hours, weekends or holidays. We’ll teach you how to save on maintenance costs by showing you things you can do yourself and when you need a technician. Here are some good posts:  Repair vs. Replace, Things to Try Before Calling for Service, Springtime Tips that Pay Off.


Our team takes on HVAC projects for office, school, retail and industrial facilities. Check out these case studies:

Replacement of a 250-ton Cooling Tower

Ductless HVAC at Brentwood Middle School