|Q: What type of
heating system is best used for a 10,000 square foot home?
A: LMS has worked on many sizes of
homes and depending on the size of your intended home can
provide many options. We have provided the following table
as a guideline, but we also provide design build, which
can accommodate a number of systems depending on your
wants and needs.
|Size of home
|0 – 3000 sq feet
optional hot water tank or
hot water on demand
|3000 – 7000
water tanks or hot water on demand
|7000 – 15000
2 – 6
chiller for all a/c zones
if has a
pool, again, can use the boiler for heating as
well as the hot water and the pool
|15000 – 20/25/30000
|(preferable) heat pumps OR air handlers
both are backed by boilers and a cooling tower or
HRV’s – As well, the boilers will
heat the water and take care of the pool —
depending on the size of the house, multiple
boilers will be used
NOTE: all of the above systems and house sizes can be
controlled by standard or DDC control with remote
monitoring and servicing and all of the large homes can be
a/c with furnaces or geothermal
Q: What can we
control with the control package you provide? And how is
A: Depending on what equipment you or
we together think is critical, we can set up to alarm when
the unit is no longer operating within the parameters we
set. Upon receiving an emailed alarm from the system, LMS
or our client can dial into their home system and
investigate the alarm and potentially reset the unit
Q: What equipment
can be reset remotely?
A: Again, depending on the equipment,
we can investigate if it is able to be re-set remotely.
Currently we have Variable Speed Drives that can cycle off
during a power surges or spikes and LMS is able to reset
these drives remotely. We had a client call us on a one of
the hottest days in August on a Sunday as they went into
the office and found the heat incredible (this client did
not opt for alarming). They contacted us and we connected
to their systems and starting the unit back up. The office
was cool before anyone arrived Monday morning – all from
Heatpumps can also be very temperamental
until they have been “dialed in” to the customer’s wants
or needs. These units can “trip off” fairly frequently in
the first few months of service. LMS is able to re-start
units remotely, saving significant service calls.
Q: What is your
preferred product to supply?
A: LMS is primarily a YORK dealer and
relies on their superior quality for most of his new
installations. We are able to service any equipment
manufacturer’s units including, but not limited to:
Carrier, Lennox, Keeprite, Trane,
Q: What is your
specialty and why should we choose your company?
A: LMS is a family owned business that
has been around for over twenty years. We are constantly
upgrading our skills to provide the best service possible
to our clients. We are a “one stop shop” meaning we do
everything in house, including sheet metal, and most
importantly computer controls and programming. Your system
controls will be written by an LMS HVAC technician, not a
contracted computer technician untrained in the abilities
of the mechanical equipment. LMS knows what is required,
the capabilities of the equipment and the ability to write
the program to run it to meet our customer’s needs. We can
also provide 24 hour monitoring.
LMS is also capable of
design build offering hydronic, furnace or geothermal
heating. We specialize in “that problem area” no one has
been able to fix. Give us that chance and see how we do!
Q: Your web site
says to can maintain ice rinks? What is required?
A: LMS has retro-fit a steel horse
barn into an ice rink. Equipment included was floor heat
below the ice surface from the boiler system that also
heats the ice hall and the change rooms. Air conditioning
was installed so the customer could use the building in
the summer as well. The ice was frozen with Trane chillers
and the entire system was monitored remotely. We were able
to maintain ice for our client in the middle of August
with extreme outdoor temperatures.
Q: What type of
system do you use for a greenhouse?
A: Again, floor heat from a boiler
system is preferable and constant without any blowing air
onto the plants. For added efficiency we can heat the
pool, melt the snow on the drive and walk-ways as well as
heat the greenhouse all from the same unit. We design
based on our customer’s needs.
Contact Us with any questions or
comments you would like to enquire about.