HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical system design for residential use can be very complex and should not be overlooked when cosidering building a new home or renovating an existing one. Factors to consider are fuel availability, housing type, construction characteristics, budgets and building codes. As a result, site-specific circumstances may call for unique designs.
Residential HVAC systems. Many different systems are available to provide a combinations of heating, cooling, humidification, dehumidification, ventilation, exhaust, and air filtering. Smith Miller Associates has experience in designing geothermal heat pump systems, solar heating, ductless split systems, variable refrigerant flow systes (VRF), radiant heat, condensing gas furnaces, high efficiency boilers, heat recovery, etc. Many of our designs comply with the latest Energy Star requirements, and qualify for utility rebates.
Residential Plumbing systems are becoming more complex, and there are numeous things to consider, such as fuel source ( propane, oil, natural gas), water source (municipal, well), water quality (softeners, RO, DI), piping materials used (PVC, pex, copper), fixture selection, water conservation (low flow fixtures), radon mitigation, domestic hot water heating (point of use, tankless, recirculation, solar), lawn sprinklers, etc
Residential Electrical systems; Area of concern are; incoming service, on site back up power, solar (PV), interior and exterior lighting systems fire alarm and smoke detection, security (CTV, Intrusion Detection), smart home technologies, fiber optics , FIOPS, cable, telephone, internet, satelite, data, wirless, etc.