Builder Packages

At Chenal Heating & Air, Inc. it is our policy to give our new construction customers options regarding what type of systems they choose to install in their homes. Due to this we offer three Builder packages: The Good Builder Package, The Better Builder Package and The Best Builder Package. By offering these options we are able to accommodate those customers whose primary concerns center around upfront cost as well as those customers who are more concerned with a desired level of indoor comfort, lower utility bills and quieter performing equipment.

One of the primary differences between our Good Builder Package and our Better and Best Builder Packages is whether the package comes with single stage or two stage equipment. Below is a brief synopsis of the primary differences between the two types of systems.

Single Stage HVAC equipment comes on and operates at full capacity each time the temperature either rises above or drops below (depending on whether the thermostat is set to heat or cool mode) the temperature at which the thermostat is set to maintain. Once the temperature reaches the preset level designated on the thermostat, the equipment shuts off until the temperature either drops below or rises above the setting again. Contrastingly, Two Stage HVAC equipment can function at either partial or full capacity depending on exactly how much higher or lower the indoor air temperature is from the preset level on the thermostat. In other words, if the temperature is only slightly higher or lower than the thermostat setting, then the equipment will operate at partial capacity; whereas, if there is a large discrepancy between the air temperature and thermostat setting then the equipment will operate at full capacity. This results in a relatively continuous flow of either cool or warm (depending on which mode the thermostat is currently set) air throughout your home, which in turn provides for a more consistent and comfortable indoor environment. In addition a two stage system results in lower humidity levels in your home, as well as lower utility bills.

a. Good Builder Package
Our Good Builder Package is designed for those customers whose primary concern is upfront cost. It includes the basic equipment necessary to meet standard baseline comfort requirements. The primary features of this package are a Trane single-stage 80% efficiency furnace, a Trane high efficiency coil, a Trane 14 SEER 410A condensing unit and all metal duct work.

The Good Builder Package includes the following components:

Equipment

  • TRANE Single Stage 80% Efficient Furnace/Airhandler
  • TRANE High Efficient Matching Evaporator Coil
  • TRANE 14 SEER 410A Condensing/Heat Pump Outside Unit
  • TRANE 14 SEER Gas/Electric Package Unit
  • TRANE 14 SEER Electric Heat Pump Package Unit
  • Digital Thermostat
  • Drain Safety Switches Installed

Duct Work

  • Sheet Metal Plenums Insulated with 1 inch Duct Liner
  • Plenums Screwed and Mastic Taped to Equipment
  • Exceeds Recommended Air Design Specs
  • Trunk Lines Run Level and Reduced as Required
  • Connections Screwed and Sealed with Mastic Tape
  • Duct Hung with 2 inch Strapping
  • Air Tight Tabs with Dampers
  • Covered with 2 inch Insulation
  • Return Chase Mastic Sealed
  • Mastic Floor Boots

Flue, Grilles, and Drains

  • Flue Run to Factory Specs for Model
  • Hart and Cooley Double Wall Flue
  • 3-Way Throw Ceiling Grilles
  • Standard Floor Grilles
  • 3/4 inch PVC Pipe for Drain
  • Proper Downhill Fall
  • Inconspicuous Emergency Drains
  • “P” Traps and “T”s
  • Build and Install Raised Walkway and Equipment Platforms Where Needed

The Following Upgrades to Our Builder Packages are Available:

  • 7 Day Programmable Thermostat
  • 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • BASIC or PREMIEREnergy Saving Service Contracts
  • Visit our Comfort Components page for additional accessories

b. Better Builder Package
Our Better Builder Package is designed for those customers who are concerned with upfront cost, but who also want a more comfortable indoor environment with lower utility bills. It includes equipment that exceeds the standard baseline comfort requirements. The primary features of this package are a Trane modulating 95% efficiency, variable speed, communicating gas furnace, a Trane high efficiency coil, a Trane XV18i SEER 410A variable speed condensing unit, an all metal duct system completely sealed and tested for Energy Star Rating, a programmable thermostat, a one-year Basic Energy Savings Service Contract, and a 10 year parts and 2 year labor warranty.

The Better Builder Package includes the following components:

Equipment

  • TRANE Modulating 95% Efficient Variable Spee, Communicating Gas Furnace/Airhandler
  • TRANE High Efficient Matching Evaporator Coil
  • TRANE XV18i SEER 410A Condensing/Heat Pump Outside Unit
  • TRANE XV18i SEER Gas/Electric Package Unit
  • TRANE XV18i SEER Electric Heat Pump Package Unit
  • Digital Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat
  • Trane 10 Year Parts and 2 Year Labor Warranty
  • Drain Safety Switches Installed
  • One Year Basic Energy Savings Service Contract

Duct Work

  • Duct System Completely Sealed and Tested for Energy Star Rating
  • Sheet Metal Plenums Insulated with 1 inch Duct Liner
  • Plenums Screwed and Mastic Taped to Equipment
  • Exceeds Recommended Air Design Specs
  • Trunk Lines Run Level and Reduced as Required
  • Connections Screwed and Sealed with Mastic Tape
  • Duct Hung with 2 inch Strapping
  • Air Tight Tabs with Dampers
  • Covered with 2 inch Insulation
  • Return Chase Mastic Sealed
  • Mastic Floor Boots

Flue, Grilles, and Drains

  • Flue Run to Factory Specs for Model
  • Hart and Cooley Double Wall Flue
  • 3-Way Throw Ceiling Grilles
  • Standard Floor Grilles
  • 3/4 inch PVC Pipe for Drain
  • Proper Downhill Fall
  • Inconspicuous Emergency Drains
  • “P” Traps and “T”s
  • Build and Install Raised Walkway and Equipment Platforms Where Needed

The Following Upgrades to Our Builder Packages are Available:

  • 7 Day Programmable Thermostat
  • 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • PREMIER Energy Saving Service Contracts
  • Visit our Comfort Components page for additional accessories

c. Best Builder Package
Our Best Builder Package is designed for those customers who are primarily concerned with ensuring all of their comfort concerns are fully met and maintaining lower utility bills. It includes equipment that far exceeds the standard baseline comfort requirements. The primary features of this package are a Trane modulating 95% variable speed, communicating gas furnace, a Trane high efficiency coil, a Trane XV20i SEER 410A, variable speed, condensing unit, an all metal duct system completely sealed and tested for Energy Star Rating, a programmable thermostat, a one-year Basic Energy Savings Service Contract, and a 10 year parts and 2 year labor warranty.

The Best Builder Package includes the following components:

Equipment

  • TRANE Modulating 95% Efficient Variable Speed, Communicating Gas Furnace/Airhandler
  • TRANE High Efficient Matching Evaporator Coil
  • TRANE XV20i 410A Condensing/Heat Pump Outside Unit
  • TRANE 16 SEER Gas/Electric Package Unit
  • TRANE 16 SEER Electric Heat Pump Package Unit
  • Digital Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat
  • Trane 10 Year Parts and 2 Year Labor Warranty
  • Drain Safety Switches Installed
  • One Year Basic Energy Savings Service Contract

Duct Work

  • Duct System Completely Sealed and Tested for Energy Star Rating
  • Sheet Metal Plenums Insulated with 1 inch Duct Liner
  • Plenums Screwed and Mastic Taped to Equipment
  • Exceeds Recommended Air Design Specs
  • Trunk Lines Run Level and Reduced as Required
  • Connections Screwed and Sealed with Mastic Tape
  • Duct Hung with 2 inch Strapping
  • Air Tight Tabs with Dampers
  • Covered with 2 inch Insulation
  • Return Chase Mastic Sealed
  • Mastic Floor Boots

Flue, Grilles, and Drains

  • Flue Run to Factory Specs for Model
  • Hart and Cooley Double Wall Flue
  • 3-Way Throw Ceiling Grilles
  • Standard Floor Grilles
  • 3/4 inch PVC Pipe for Drain
  • Proper Downhill Fall
  • Inconspicuous Emergency Drains
  • “P” Traps and “T”s
  • Build and Install Raised Walkway and Equipment Platforms Where Needed

The Following Upgrades to Our Builder Packages are Available:

  • 7 Day Programmable Thermostat
  • 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • BASIC or PREMIEREnergy Saving Service Contracts
  • Visit our Comfort Components page for additional accessories