HVAC

March 23, 2020

How HVAC Filtration Can Lessen the Impact of Cold and Flu Season

The COVID-19 pandemic that’s sweeping its way around the world is an unprecedented crisis. In addition to the danger it poses to public health everywhere, it’s also causing massive economic disruption. No business owner could have anticipated these developments, but they are offering us all a lesson in the importance of creating safe and healthy […]

HVAC, Ventilation
March 9, 2020

Three Tips for Better Duct Systems

Just like a well-functioning cardiovascular system is a sign of a healthy body, a well-functioning HVAC system is a sign of a healthy home. But beyond the mechanical equipment used in that system—such as the furnace and air conditioner—ductwork plays a more significant role than some realize. There’s no shortage of rules to follow when […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
February 10, 2020

What Is HVAC as a Service? Maybe, the Future of HVAC

For decades, innovation in the HVAC industry has revolved around improving equipment—making it more efficient, more eco-friendly, and smarter. Even ducting, vents, and caps have undergone precision engineering to ensure peak performance.  But there could be a new area of innovation in the HVAC industry. Recently, a new business model for HVAC manufacturers and service […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
January 27, 2020

Zoning-in on a Big Opportunity for HVAC Pros

Opportunity is knocking for HVAC professionals and where it’s coming from might surprise you: Zoned heating and air conditioning systems. To be sure, forced air zoning is anything but a new concept. In fact, it’s been around since the 1960s. But the last several years has seen consumer demand for zoned HVAC systems grow by […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
November 25, 2019

Why You Should be Using Building Information Modeling as an HVAC Contractor

If you haven’t noticed already, the new construction industry has been undergoing some transformative changes over the past few years. From drones to machine learning to virtual reality, the widespread adoption of new technology by forward-thinking construction companies has made planning more precise and processes more efficient. Put another way: Professionals in the new construction […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
September 30, 2019

Are You Ready for the Shift to A2L Refrigerants?

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, refrigerant standards for air conditioners are evolving yet again. But unlike the previous transition away from R-22 refrigerants, the next transition is a little murkier. What will the new standards be? When will they be implemented? Will they require operators to receive new training? Are there safety […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
August 12, 2019

How to Expertly Size an Air Conditioner

It’s the height of summer and most of North America is sweating away under intense heat, so let’s talk about cooling things down. Way, way down. More specifically, let’s talk about an essential skill every HVAC specialist likely doesn’t think twice about: His or her ability to properly size an air conditioning system. Before reading […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
July 15, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Air Conditioner Power Consumption

Turn on the news and you’re likely to see a story about extreme weather. Hurricanes, tropical storms, and heat waves have become the norm, not the exception. Which is one reason that air conditioning is such a pressing topic. As temperatures rise in many areas of the world, more people will be looking to cool […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Ventilation
May 27, 2019

Are you familiar with these low carbon hot water solutions?

It’s no secret that traditional hot water tanks and systems are big-time energy hogs. According to Environment Canada, they account for 19% of the energy used in a typical home, and 8% of the energy used in a typical commercial setting. But what will those numbers look like in five years? What will they look […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
May 13, 2019

Tips on Pitching Maintenance Contracts to Your Clients

“Run it until it breaks.” For decades, this has been the way many business owners manage their HVAC equipment. They’ll happily let their heating and air conditioning units, or commercial fridges and freezers, deteriorate over the course of years even to the point of requiring replacement.   If you’re an HVAC company, this presents a […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
April 1, 2019

Why it’s time for HVAC Techs to specialize in IAQ

For as long as people have been heating and cooling their homes, there’s been a complicated relationship between energy loss and indoor air quality (IAQ). In fact, conventional wisdom dictates the two are more or less always at-odds: The more efficient a building is, the poorer the IAQ is. Right? Well, not quite. It’s true […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
March 18, 2019

Breathing Easy When Wildfire Season Arrives

With spring in the air and summer on the horizon, perhaps you’re daydreaming about hitting the beach, mixing margaritas, and building sandcastles this summer, right? Unfortunately, this year, the onset of summer in North America will likely mean another round of intense wildfires, and that has major implications for HVAC technicians when they prepare to […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Ventilation
February 19, 2019

3 Factors to Consider When Installing HVAC Silencers

One of the most common complaints customers make about HVAC systems is the noise they generate. Sometimes it indicates a problem that needs fixing, such as a broken blower wheel or check valve, but most of the time it’s a result of normal operation. Business owners and commercial building managers are the most likely to […]

HVAC, Installer Tips