The name Kidron Electric is synonomous with commercial HVAC construction, offering specialized services in design/build, installation, and service & maintenance. At Kidron Electric, we offer our clients over 150 years of combined leadership in design/build and over 200 years of combined supervisory experience.
We approach every project to:
- Understand and match our clients’ HVAC needs with an optimal HVAC system
- Maximize energy efficiency while minimizing operating costs
- Use top quality, technologically advanced equipment & technology, including remote system controls (as applicable)
- Minimize maintenance & service costs
Our experienced design staff and in-house tin shop enable us to quickly move from concept to completion, ensuring the project remains on schedule.
We are pleased to serve many facilities, including but not limited to:
- Single family residences
- Office buildings & office complexes
- Restaurants and dining facilities
- Grocery and convenience stores
- Churches, schools, and other educational facilities
- Nursing homes and rehab centers
- Factories and industrial complexes
- Warehouses & distribution centers
- Recreational and exposition centers
- Hotels, motels, and multi-family residential buildings
R-22 refrigerant is being phased out in many countries, including the United States and much of Europe, due to its designation as an ozone depleting substance. R-410A (also branded as AZ-20, Puron, EcoFluor R410, and Forane 410A) is a more environmentally-friendly alternative that is readily available. In fact, most air conditioning systems are now supplied with R-410A.
If your air conditioning system is still running R-22 or if you simply don’t know, Kidron Electric will gladly inspect your system and help you be in compliance with current regulations. Some systems can be retrofitted for R-410A while others may need to be replaced. Regardless, you can trust Kidron Electric to provide you with an honest assessment of your current system. Guaranteed!
Types of HVAC Systems
There are four main types of HVAC systems: Split Systems; Hybrid Heat Split Systems, Duct-Free Split Systems, and Packaged Systems. Kidron Electric is experienced with all of these systems, as well as emerging HVAC technology.
The Split System is the most common HVAC system used and is true to its name. Part of the system is installed inside the building while part is installed outside. In its simplest form, the Split System includes a combination of a furnace, an air conditioner, duct work, and a thermostat.
Hybrid Heat Split Systems
A Hybrid Heat Split Systems builds on the elements of a Split System and adds an electric heat pump, thereby enabling electric-based heating and cooling in addition to the primary gas-fired system. With the optional electric heat pump option, the Hybrid Heat Split System is more energy efficient than a standard split system.
Duct-Free Split Systems
Duct-Free Split Systems are also installed both inside and outside of the building. But rather than a network of ducts carrying heated and cooled air throughout the building, the external unit (i.e., heat pump or air conditioner) heats or cools the refrigerant. Compact refrigerant lines then deliver the heated or cooled refrigerant to the internal unit. The internal unit, most often a fan coil, then converts the refrigerant and circulates the heated or cooled air.
A Duct-Free Split System is commonly installed to complement an existing split system. Likewise, it may be the sole option when a ducted system is not possible due construction limitations.
In some situations, limited spacing cannot accommodate both internal and external components. In such cases, a Packaged System with the air conditioner and/or heat pump and fan or evaporator coil are “packaged” in the same unit. Packaged Systems are available for single rooms or the entire facility. And like other systems, may be installed at ground level or more commonly on the roof.
As a design/build specialist, Kidron Electric is committed to helping our clients choose the best system for their needs. Accordingly, an optimal HVAC design may feature other components and systems, such as:
- DDC (Direct Digital Controls) and Computerized Control Systems
- Energy management
- Chillers & cooling towers
- Condensing units
- Heat exchangers
- Boilers & pumps
- Induction Systems
- Direct Expansion Cooling Systems
- Evaporative coolers
- Air handling units
- Humidifiers & dehumidifiers
- Unitary heat pumps
- Variable Air Volume (VAV) System
- Door heaters
- Dual Duct Systems
- Hot & Chilled Water Piping Systems (existing systems)
- Ice Melt Systems
- Radiant floor heat
- Ventilation & exhaust
Remote HVAC System Controls
An optimally designed HVAC system may perform even better with remote system controls. And Kidron Electric embraces remote system controls that enable real time access and management anywhere you may be. With digital reporting that can target a single room or the entire facility, control of your HVAC system is at your fingertips.
Desktop computers, tablets, and smart phones with internet access are now part of your HVAC system!