2006 Quality Home Comfort Award Runners-up

2006 Quality Home Comfort Award Runners-up

Orchard Valley Heating & Cooling, Southampton, MA
For the Perr/Biset home, Northampton, MA
Orchard Valley made eight years of HVAC nightmares disappear for these homeowners, with a new system featuring a zoned hydronic heating system and variable-speed air conditioning.


  • 2 Buderus oil-fired boilers with Riello burners
  • Buderus indirect water heater
  • Buderus wall panel heater
  • Caleffi hydraulic separator
  • Grundfos circulators
  • Viega PEX tubing and manifolds
  • 2 Trane variable speed air handlers
  • Trane integrated zoning system and digital thermostats
  • 2 Trane 3-ton, 19 SEER condensing units
  • 2 Sanuvox UV systems
  • Aprilaire dehumidifier
  • Cuno UV water purification system

Advanced Comfort Systems, Inc., North Smithfield, RI
For the Cannon home, Barrington, RI
This custom built waterfront home with wide-open interior spaces features 13 zones of radiant heating and three a/c units to handle the heat load generated by the numerous east-facing windows.


  • Heat Transfer Products Munchkin gas-fired boiler
  • 3 Carrier Revolution air conditioning systems
  • Taco Radiant Mixing Block
  • Taco circulators and valves
  • Taco outdoor reset control
  • Uponor radiant system with PEX tubing
  • White-Rodgers thermostats
  • 3 White-Rodgers electrostatic air cleaners
  • 3 White-Rodgers UV lights
  • 3 White-Rodgers dehimidifiers
  • Taco air separator

Eric Kjelshus Energy, Greenwood, MO
For the Pollack home, Independence, MO
The unusual style and rural surroundings made for tough HVAC challenges in this home overlooking the Missouri River.


  • Trane 14 SEER heat pump
  • Trane air handler
  • Fantech Energy Recovery Ventilator
  • AirAdvice indoor air quality monitors
  • State water heater
  • Honeywell/Trane PRO 8000 thermostat
  • Honeywell steam humidifierHoneywell electronic air cleaner

Fred's Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Hospers, IA
For the Franken Residence, Spirit Lake, IA
This homeowner wanted a highly energy efficient system with controls that would tie together the HVAC, fireplace, and security systems.


  • 2 WaterFurnace 5-ton ground source heat pumps
  • 4 First Company blower coil units
  • Weil-McLain Ultra boiler
  • 2 Robertshaw zone controls
  • Honeywell controls
  • Venmar air exchanger
  • 12 Aprilaire thermostats
  • Uponor infloor heating system
  • 2 Rheem thermo-storage tanks
  • Siemens programmable heat pump controller
  • Johnson Controls controls
  • Uponor actuators and telestats


  • T.E. Spall & Son, Carbondale, P
    for the Sargent home, Hawley, PA
  • John Nugent and Sons, Sterling, VA
    for the Scott home, Oak Hill, VA
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