Tag Archives: efficient

March 12, 2018

What to do about an aging building management system

Many facility manager customers are now faced with the problem of how to handle aging Building Management Systems (BMS). As their contractor, you’ve ensured that all HVAC components will last for years – especially ones exposed to the elements like roof vents and wall caps. But a control system could be obsolete or fail within […]

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
March 13, 2017

3D Printing Brings a New Dimension of Innovation to HVAC

As an HVAC installer, you have to be a Jack (or Jill) -of-all-trades with a working understanding of many aspects of the construction industry. Will you soon have to add 3D printing to your list of skills? Unless you’re doing custom projects with massive budgets, you probably don’t have to worry. 3D printing technology is […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
July 25, 2016

How to Save Home Energy Costs by Installing Solar Roof Shingles

As homeowners become more energy-savings conscious with the rise in utility costs, they look for inventive ways to reduce power consumption in their homes. Fortunately, renewable energy alternatives have steadily increased over time with solar being the fastest growing alternative power option available today. One of the newest advancements in solar power is the solar […]

Technology Focus
May 9, 2016

What HVAC Installers Need to Know About Tankless Hot Water Systems

According to Natural Resources Canada, water heating is the second largest consumer of power in the typical Canadian home after space heating. On average, that’s anywhere from 17% of the total energy used. It’s not surprising then that many homeowners are on the lookout for a more energy-efficient alternative to their conventional hot water tank. […]

Technology Focus, Ventilation