Installer Tips

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
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
January 28, 2019

Why Cracked Heat Exchangers Need To Be Replaced

It’s never acceptable to allow carbon monoxide into a household, which is why a cracked heat exchanger has the potential to spell big trouble for any furnace. In fact, it’s an industry standard to immediately replace any furnace that shows cracks or holes in its heat exchanger. But how seriously is the problem really taken […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Technology Focus
December 31, 2018

Are you ready for the end of R-22 refrigerants?

It’s a good time to revisit the looming end of continued HCFC-22 refrigerant production, or R-22 as it’s better known. If you’re an HVAC technician or contractor, you’re in a prime position to help educate your customers and prospective clients on the need to start preparing for the transition. Here’s a quick look at everything […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Technology Focus
October 9, 2018

Five benefits of rooftop HVAC units

The occupants in any large building rarely see the HVAC equipment that keeps them warm or cool. They will notice grilles and diffusers, and sometimes the ducts, but the rest is out of sight in the basement or on the roof. Generally, the decision about where to place HVAC equipment is made at the design […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Installer Tips
September 24, 2018

Why upgrades to HVAC systems are the first steps to energy efficiency

In HVAC, the conversation about energy efficiency never ends. For installers, the challenge is to meet the highest efficiency standards within their customers’ budgets. This means ensuring that every installation includes outdoor components like roof vents and wall caps that protect the building envelope, and, determining whether your customer needs new equipment or a system […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
August 7, 2018

Why PVC and CPVC appeal to the HVAC industry

Polymer resin vents and wall caps provide superior protection and durability over their metal counterparts. But have you thought about alternatives to metal HVAC ducts and pipes? With the recent price increases in metal components, now is the perfect time to consider PVC for your next HVAC installation. The impact of 25% tariffs on steel […]

Construction Methods, Installer Tips