Tag Archives: ductwork

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
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
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
October 3, 2017

Insulating ducts for more efficient HVAC

As we enter the fall season, your customers will be dusting off their heat registers and buying fuel in preparation for colder weather. This means they’ll be thinking about ways to reduce their energy bill, and they will turn to you, their trusted HVAC professional, for solutions. One way your customers can improve the efficiency […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
August 21, 2017

Why Ductwork Should be Installed in the Conditioned Space

With real estate at a premium, every square inch of indoor environment is worth more to your customers. Ductwork can eat into living space so innovative space-saving features like squeeze elbows are in demand. Ceiling diffusers can help route vents to alternative locations avoiding lengths of ductwork. The majority of ducts are installed in unconditioned […]

Construction Methods, Installer Tips
July 31, 2017

How to handle aging induction HVAC

HVAC technology is constantly evolving to improve energy efficiency and support building health. An example of this is the development of wall caps and vents designed to protect a building’s rainscreen. And while rainscreen compatible vents are an innovation that’s here to stay, some equipment goes in and out of style. Induction HVAC falls in […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
July 5, 2017

What You Need to Know About Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Summer is going to be hot, and your customers will be thinking about their cooling options. As their trusted HVAC professional, it’s your job to help them decide what’s best for their home.  You understand how to balance the requirements of your local climate with the needs of each customer’s home. You take care of […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
May 23, 2017

When HVAC Gets Noisy, You Need to Get Busy

You do what you can to keep HVAC noise to a minimum with careful system design and installation that includes parts such as whisper-quiet diffusers. So, when you get a complaint about noisy HVAC, you can be sure that something is wrong with the system. It could be something as simple as a child’s toy […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Technology Focus
February 27, 2017

Are Invisible HVAC Repairs Important?

With energy costs increasing, making sure HVAC systems work at peak performance is a must. All systems need ongoing care, even the top-of-the-line ones that come with high-quality fittings, vents, and accessories. Some HVAC problems are less obvious and often decrease efficiency and increase the wear on expensive parts. A standard maintenance checklist includes checking […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
March 28, 2016

What the Internet of Things has to do with the HVAC Industry

HVAC contractors are hearing more and more about the IoT these days. Some installers in the construction industry are already at the forefront of using the technology associated with it. So, what is the IoT? Simply put, it means the Internet of Things and refers to the vast network of objects or “things” that are […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
February 24, 2016

How to choose your ductwork

There are several ways to heat, cool and ventilate a home but probably the most popular method in North America is forced air. A central furnace, air-conditioning unit or heat pump is connected to the rest of the building with a network of venting. Vents can be used for three main purposes, to supply conditioned […]

HVAC, Ventilation
January 26, 2016

How to Choose the Right Wall Cap

Venting through walls is often the easiest way to intake fresh air or exhaust fumes from a house. But making any hole in the exterior can compromise the integrity of the building envelope. To prevent the entry of water and stop air leaks, use a strong and watertight wall cap. Wall caps can be manufactured […]

HVAC, Rainscreen, Ventilation
January 11, 2016

HVAC Trends in 2016

An exciting year lies ahead for HVAC installers and the construction industry. Here’s a few business and climate control trends that may affect you in 2016. HVAC Companies Will Get Busier Stricter regulations for emissions and efficiency are becoming widespread across North America meaning new buildings are getting greener. The construction industry in the U.S. […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
December 7, 2015

How to choose a roof vent

Colder weather means it’s time to think about the condition of roof vents, which have just withstood a hot summer. They were baked by the sun and blasted with UV rays. Now they are faced with the prospect of heavy rain, high winds, snow and hail. It’s a good idea to get up on the […]

HVAC, Ventilation
November 27, 2015

Tips on Getting a House Ready for Winter

With winter on the way and temperatures dipping, it’s time to think about winterizing homes for the cold. First thing to do is take a walk around the house and inspect any wall caps and vents for damage and make sure dampers are not jammed open, particularly the flapper type. Check for any damage to roof […]

HVAC
October 7, 2015

What Makes a High Efficiency HVAC System?

A high efficiency furnace is determined by its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). This is a ratio between the amount of heat energy produced compared to the amount of natural gas consumed. The higher the number, the more efficient the furnace is. Conventional furnaces are not capable of an AFUE reading above 90%, but the […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
March 12, 2015

Tips for Running Ductwork Through the Attic

Ideally, in a passively vented system the attic is completely sealed from the living space by gypsum board and caulking along all ceiling joints creating an airtight seal. Venting an attic is essential for a number of reasons including: – It prevents moisture buildup that can cause mildew and rot in the attic framing and […]

Construction Methods, Ventilation
February 11, 2015

How to choose between a roof, soffit or wall vent

Arguably the most important part of a building is the roof. It must protect the residential or commercial structure from precipitation and temperature extremes. This makes most installers a little nervous – if not reluctant – to mess with the integrity of a building’s top surface by adding vents. Not only does every new hole […]

Construction Methods, Rainscreen, Ventilation
November 24, 2014

Heavy Duty Plastic roof vents ideal for harsh weather

A customer focus on energy efficiency is placing a premium on short, straight ductwork. Builders often find roof venting provides the most efficient path for exhaust from a home. Some builders are reluctant to cut holes in one of the most vital parts of the building envelope.  The incorrect vent, improperly installed will always be […]

Construction Methods, HVAC
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