When a couple of do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowners cited how easy it was to install their respective equipment themselves and how little skill was needed, it begged the question: With the current skilled labor shortage, are HVAC systems destined to become plug-and-play appliances?
Just about every manufacturer recommends homeowners have their air-source heat pumps serviced twice a year — once in the spring and once in the fall. Most believe that semi-annual maintenance helps keep equipment operating at peak performance and ensures the unit is ready for the heat of summer or cold of winter.
Few HVAC sales professionals canvass anymore. Canvassing is seeking business door-to-door. It’s personal marketing at its most fundamental level. If you want more sales for yourself or your business, maybe you should try canvassing. Here’s how to do it.
The transition from winter to spring brings with it one of my favorite sports — baseball. Baseball is one of those games where memories are made and life lessons are learned. In the HVAC profession, we can learn a valuable lesson relating to HVAC system performance testing from the game of baseball.
Not that long ago, if a conversation centered on heat pumps, it was fairly safe to assume that the equipment referred to ducted, split-system, electric, air-source units. That assumption started to change a few years ago with the growing popularity of ductless heat pumps.
Up until recently, sales of air-source heat pumps were on a tear, growing from 1.6 million units in 2009 to 2.3 million units in 2014, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). But, in 2015, sales of heat pumps slipped 3.6 percent from the previous year.
Facility managers for The Reserve specifically sought out the 75F building automation system as a multitenant comfort driver in their Woodbury, Minnesota, building after installing the system in their Edina, Minnesota, location.
This residential thermostat is engineered and designed to integrate with any conventionally wired HVAC system. Near field communication, a set of short-range wireless technologies, and a dedicated distributor app allow the contractor to preconfigure settings before arriving at a residence.
The product features a hardened striking surface manufactured with 7/8-inch tri-lobe stock for durability, a gooseneck head for board grabbing, and an extra-wide pry-end designed with precision ground edges.
This bronze Y-style strainer is designed for use with residential, commercial, and light industrial plumbing and hydronics systems. It filters out solid debris, such as gravel and deposits from the water line, to prevent clogging or damage to equipment in the flow stream.