HVAC Quality Installation Study

Gauges connected to outside AC unit to test refrigerant pressures

What is this study about?

The FSEC Energy Research Center and Proctor Engineering Group are conducting a study funded by the US Department of Energy to investigate how consistently heating and cooling systems are designed and installed using industry standard practices. When installed improperly, heating and cooling systems can use more energy than they need to in order to keep your house comfortable.

What does participation involve?

Participation involves allowing 2-3 Proctor Engineering Group staff members to visit your home and use industry standard procedures to test your central air conditioner or heat pump and duct system to see if it was installed according to industry standard practices, and to collect data about your house characteristics.

Does my home qualify for the study?

If you received a letter from your utility company, we believe your home qualifies for the study. Homes that qualify for the study are single family detached or attached homes (townhomes), located in Florida, California, Nevada, or Arizona who have had a central heat pump heating and cooling system installed in the last 12 months. This includes those installed as part of a newly-built house.

Eric Martin measures duct performance.

Why should I sign up for the study?

The study aims to increase HVAC industry understanding of how to best select and install air conditioners and heat pumps according to industry standard specifications, and result in lower utility bills for homeowners.

Participates will receive $200 Visa gift card.

How do I sign up?

Contact Proctor Engineering with questions or to schedule your visit at xxx-xxx-xxxx or e-mail xxx@proctoreng.com to sign up for the study.

You may also contact the principal investigator of the study, Eric Martin, 321-638-1450 or martin@fsec.ucf.edu to learn more.

Research Team

Portrait of Eric Martin Eric Martin
Principal Investigator
FSEC ERC
Portrait of Chuck Withers Chuck Withers
Research Associate
FSEC ERC
Tom Downey
Proctor Engineering
Field Team Lead
Portrait of Wilson Igna, Proctor Engineering, CA Wilson Igna
Proctor Engineering Group, California
Paul Mohoff
Proctor Engineering Group, California
Portrait of Alex Pena, Proctor Engineering, CA Alex Pena
Proctor Engineering Group, California
Portrait of Rafael Pineda, Proctor Engineering, CA Rafael Pineda
Proctor Engineering Group, California
Portrait of Mike Sims, Proctor Engineering, CA Mike Sims
Proctor Engineering Group, California
Portrait of Francisco Badilla, Proctor Engineering, AZ Francisco Badilla
Proctor Engineering Group, Arizona
Portrait of Tony Velasquez, Proctor Engineering, AZ Tony Velasquez
Proctor Engineering Group, Arizona