In 1977 Raul E. Mena started his air conditioning and heating Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. “At that time the HVAC systems were not as efficient. Air distribution systems were contaminated or not efficient,” said Mena. Over his career Mena has developed ways to improve HVAC system efficiency and improvement in indoor quality. Mena just launched a new website at www.menaair.com.
Mena has always built his business by taking a look at what's needed in the marketplace and developing new services and delivery systems. In 1989 Mena responded to homeowner's needs to have cleaner and healthier indoor air quality system by forming new division of Raul Mena, Inc. called Dusty Ducts. Dusty Ducts became first air duct cleaning company in New Orleans. Mena's next innovation was introduction of air duct sealing, renovation, and balancing. These services which resulted in savings for customers by as much as 50%. In Raul E. Mena archives, there is evidence of people's that declined from $266 in May 1995 to $133.00 in May of 1996.
Geothermal air conditioning and heating does not require fossil fuels and is much more efficient that conventional air conditioning systems. Building with Geothermal systems can expect to reduce monthly utility bills by as much as 60%. In 1988 Mena started innovating and installing Geothermal air conditioning systems and projects. In 1999, Mena became an International Geothermal Heat Pump Association accredited installer. All of Mena's technicians are IGSPHA certified. Also Mena hold a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification as a Ground Source Heat Pump installer. Mena went on to pioneer Geothermal air conditioning systems in New Orleans including designing and building his company's own Geothermal drilling equipment. In order to meet the needs of his customers and grow Geothermal projects in New Orleans, Mena had to design and create his own Geothermal drilling equipment. At that (1992) such equipment was not in existence.
These days Mena is the region's foremost expert in Geothermal Air Conditioning and is one of a handful of companies that actually regularly do these unique and cost saving installations. And Mena, always focused on delivering the latest technology, offers multi-phase systems with Wi-Fi controls—known as smart air conditioning and heating systems. Already Mena is on to the next generation.