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About Zephyres

HVAC Repair & Maintenance in Charlottesville, VA

A highly efficient HVAC system can cool your home in summer and keep it warm in winter without necessarily increasing your energy costs. A properly installed and maintained HVAC system will work flawlessly regardless of the season. If you own a residential or commercial property in Charlottesville, VA, you can call Zephyr Environmental Solutions for HVAC installation and maintenance as well as other heating and cooling services.

Not just anyone can install and maintain indoor heating and cooling systems. HVAC technicians, after all, need to be able to diagnose and solve issues in the system as soon as possible. This is why Zephyr Environmental Solutions only works with licensed HVAC technicians who have the experience and technical skills to provide our clients with the best possible service. Our team members will get the job done right the first time.

At Zephyr Environmental Solutions, we treat our clients as our partners, meaning we use our specialist skills to bring their vision and goals to life. That’s why when we work, we present our clients with the best options to get their desired result, then carry out the task to the best of our abilities. Many of our clients appreciate the way we work, and they’ve left us their comments and reviews here.

If you are based in Charlottesville and other Virginia cities that we serve, you can count on our company for top-notch HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services.  

Top-Notch Heating & Cooling Services in Charlottesville, VA

Your house is a safe space for your family, and it needs to fulfill this function regardless of the temperature outside. Even at the peak of summer or in the middle of winter, the temperature indoors must stay stable enough for everyone in your household to stay comfortable. Your HVAC system is central to this task.

That being said, we at Zephyr can assist you when it comes to heating and cooling system installation and upkeep. We offer the following services:

  • Home Energy Evaluation: Also known as a home energy audit, this service is designed to give homeowners an accurate breakdown of how they use energy at home. You see, air leaks—usually in the form of gaps and holes around the doors, windows, and other sections of the house—allow cooled or heated air to escape. Your HVAC unit, then, needs to double its output and consume more energy to maintain the temperature inside your home. A home energy evaluation is the first step in making your property more energy-efficient.
  • Heating Replacement and Repair: Your furnace, heat pump, or other heating units should be well suited to the needs of your property. Our company offers a wide range of heating options for commercial and residential properties in Charlottesville.
  • Cooling Replacement and Repair: An air conditioning unit is a must-have during the warmer months. Find the best options for your property and lifestyle with help from technicians from Zephyr.

Call Zephyr for HVAC Repair and Maintenance in Charlottesville

Zephyr Environmental Solutions is your top option for HVAC replacement and upkeep in Charlottesville and other cities in Central Virginia. We’re here to help. Give us a call at 434-363-4565 or leave a message on our Contact Us page so we can check on your property’s HVAC system.

Customer Reviews from Charlottesville
J Jones from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Google
Feb 24th, 2021
Zephyr is quite simply the best - after having multiple other local companies and contractors come in and waste our money by doing a bunch of work that did not solve our HVAC problems, we tried Zephyr and have been 100% loyal ever since. Not only have they been able to address some significant temperature differentials between rooms in our home, but they've been wonderful and responsive to timely issues in addition to maintenance. 100% recommend Jessie & his team.
Josh Rogers from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Google
Mar 19th, 2020
Jesse and team have always been smart, thoughtful, reliable and dedicated to your long term cost-effective comfort. In this very weird time, while we are sheltering in place, Jesse walked me through my own repair, after dropping parts off on my porch. Highly recommend.
Courtney W. from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Google
Dec 10th, 2019
Jesse and his team (specifically Jacob and McKenzie) are amazing to work with. They are highly efficient, skilled, and personable. They are honest and do excellent business!
Cbristy Treece from Charlottesville, NC
5 Stars
Reviewed on Google
Nov 8th, 2019
They are simply the best. If you are looking for an HVAC company, this is who you need to hire.
Geoff F. from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Review Central
Oct 19th, 2019
I've used Zephyr Solution 2 times. I would not hesitate to recommend them and use them again.
Ricardo R. from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Facebook
Oct 1st, 2019
Awesome, quick, and efficient service. Highly recommend!
Jackie W. from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Review Central
Sep 5th, 2019
Jesse, Jacob and Mac were fabulous to work with. All are very knowledgeable and answered all my many questions about the furnace they were installing.
Christy Treece from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Facebook
Apr 24th, 2018
This is the company to use for HVAC. The whole experience from start to finish was GREAT! I asked for options when replacing the the heat pump, and Jesse gave me 3 detailed options that I could choose from. I chose the middle option and could not be happier. Some things that are surprising these days- communication is great, they show up when expected, they pay attention to the details, and it is clear that they care about the job.
Alan S. from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Review Central
Dec 29th, 2017
Through Square's Feedback

1) Knowledge level; speaking from a customer's perspective, I felt like I was getting straight talk rather than the usual load of facts with a dash of B.S. added into the mix.
2) Jesse showed me rather told me. Where he suspected a problem, he showed me where and why. This added to the company's credibility.
Walter Smith from Charlottesville, VA
5 Stars
Reviewed on Facebook
Nov 27th, 2017
Furnace issues- received several emails recommending an HVAC service to call- got a few companies to choose from- Zephyr had worked in my neighborhood, apparently many times, and not one negative review. I called on the Friday after Thanksgiving and was informed that it was holiday hours time but they'd still be glad to help. HOWEVER, they also offered to loan me heaters until Monday when the service call rates went back to normal. Who does that? Zephyr did! They came today, fixed my furnace, charged me the lowest rate for service call and nothing extra. Amazing. Nice, personable, and knowledgeable- highly recommend this company! Spread the word...
Completed Jobs from Charlottesville
Steven B.
February 10, 2021

Our visit to Steven's home was less about tools and more about looking, listening and poking around - a really scientific start! After he discussed the problem and showed me around, we started to really look for the how the duct system was designed and installed. Luckily he had photos of the basement before it was finished, which was key as one photo showed a major secondary trunk that we likely would have missed otherwise.

Using the photos we were able to identify the spot above the ceiling where the secondary trunk broke off from the main trunk. And then we started to work backwords - we counted the total number of supply registers and using some standard numbers for the cubic feet per minute of each supply, we determined a roughly total of the airflow the system could handle - 1900 CFM, roughly a 5 ton system.

On a 3 ton system capable of moving roughly 1200 CFM. 

The furnace blower is not capable of moving enough air to reach the far side of Steven's home.

So Steven is strategically adjusting the supply registers throughout the house to find an acceptable balance between both sides of the house and between the basement and main level. 

So far we have been able to close the gap from 6-7 degrees to 3-4 degrees on some of the coldest days of the year - which is not perfect but is the best we can achieve without major changes. 

Genevieve K.
February 8, 2021

 

 

Over the course of several visits (yes, this boiler challenged us), we replaced a failed circulator pump, two thermal fuses, a pressure switch and a delay on make timer. We also completed a major cleaning of the heat exchanger and burners. 

Why? We discovered that several isolation valves - including one from the auto-fill - had become blocked or frozen in place. This caused the system to run low on water which we believe contributed to the failed pump. Once we replaced the pump, the boiler system ran for several hours and then shut off again. This led to us to the first thermal fuse and our first call to the manufacturer - Weil-Mclain. 

WM provided us with a clean, complete copy of the manual for this boiler and confirmed that the thermal fuse was indeed 228 Celsius or roughly 450 degrees F which is very HOT! We sourced the thermal fuse, replaced it and the boiler fired and ran for several more hours - then shut down again. 

A second call with WM and we learned that the most likely cause of repeated thermal fuse failure is a clogged heat exchanger. We also received a warning to be careful during the cleaning because replacement parts for major components may not be available. 

So we returned with a second thermal fuse, cleaning supplies and plenty of patience. We left with a fully functioning boiler system - bled of air, all valves and zones operating, new parts, a clean heat exchanger, and a new circulator pump.

What did we learn? We have wonderful clients with patience and faith in us. And that good partners such as Weil-Mclain and Ferguson allowed us to identify and source the correct replacement parts from out of our local area.

New Gas Hot Water Heater Drew P.
April 17, 2020
After an initial diagnostic visit, we determined that the leak was small but was in the base of the existing tanked, gas water heater, requiring a replacement. We discussed and proposed both tanked and tankless replacement options for their consideration. They selected a new tanked 50 gallon gas water heater. We drained and replaced the existing gas hot water heater and registered the warranty. We also noted that their AC condensate drainage system did not have any condensate safety switches, so with Drew's approval we added a new condensate safety switch. Now if that system drain stops working, the AC system will alert them before it floods the basement.
Marsha B.
March 31, 2020
We performed a Manual J load calculation to determine the correct size unit and offered several options to meet their needs and goals. After their selection, we installed a 3.0 ton Daikin multi-split heat pump with 2 wall mounted indoor heads and 1 floor mounted head.
Josh R.
March 23, 2020
So we used FaceTime for a Zephyr-first consultation in a time of quarantine. Together, Zephyr and the client found a dirty air filter and made arrangements to deliver replacement filters with a no-contact drop-off. We recognize the problem may persist but this permits a first attempt at a solution while maintaining maximum client confidence in the approach and their safety.
Before and After Job Photos from Charlottesville

Morgan R.

Clean outdoor coils transfer heat more efficiently, which means your system operates more efficiently. When your coils are clogged with pollen, dirt, leaves, and grass, they cannot efficiently cool or heat your home. But they can be cleaned and returned to efficient service with no damage done to the coil.
May 20, 2019

Before Photos
After Photos

Steve D.

We replaced a 28 year old Trane heat pump system that had a modified zoning system with a modern, true variable speed (indoor and outdoor) American Standard heat pump system. We matched this digital system to a digital comfort control that delivered the full capability of the existing zoning system.
January 18, 2019

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Jason T.

Replacing a 1 Heat Thermostat in a Pool House.
March 5, 2018

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Ellen J.

Our client was concerned about extremely uncomfortable temperatures in her kids' rooms - one unbearably hot and the other too cold. She also complained of uneven temperatures in the master bedroom. We completed an ACCA Manual J load calculation to determine the needed airflow in each room and adjusted or added dampers to balance the airflow. We also repaired the return air duct from the master bedroom to improve airflow back through the system. These changes also reduced total static pressure in the system which will help efficiency and system longevity. Within days, under extreme cold outdoor temperatures - our client reported greatly improved comfort in her childrens' room and in the master suite.
January 18, 2018

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Mike F.

The photos tell the story of why regular maintenance is so important. On a routine maintenance we found a crack in the combustion wall. By the time we returned with the replacement, the crack was almost full depth of the ceramic wall. We replaced the entire chamber, cleaned it from top to bottom and returned the system to service.
December 18, 2017

After Photos
Photo Galleries from Charlottesville

These photos show either refrigerant line set ports not sealed, or not sealed properly. Line set ports should be sealed with some form of Thumb Gum, basically like playdough. This is important because a typical air handler operates in negative pressure, this means it will pull air from unconditioned spaces, through these ports, (if not sealed correctly) which bypasses the filter and enters your system and home.

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