Tag Archives: equipment

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
January 14, 2019

Why Energy Efficiency will Rule in 2019

For nearly a decade, the global HVAC industry has been experiencing a steady boom. In fact, the industry has grown every year since 2011, and that trend is expected to continue through 2019 and beyond. Analysts are predicting 9% growth for 2019 with more than $70 billion in additional revenue over the coming years. What’s […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
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
July 30, 2018

How to prepare a home before a storm hits

As we all bake in the summer heat, it’s easy to accept the reality of global climate change. Besides the warmer temperatures, the increase in sea levels and ocean temperatures caused by climate change are causing an increase in the frequency and intensity of storms. Most HVAC equipment is already designed to be tough and […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
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
January 29, 2018

Static pressure testing in HVAC

When you’re called to inspect an HVAC system that is under-performing, there are many variables to consider. Sometimes the problem is as simple as a blocked vent or grille, but usually more complex diagnostics are required. One variable that is important to understand is static pressure, a fundamental HVAC diagnostic that is critical to a […]

Installer Tips, Ventilation
January 2, 2018

How can HVAC benefit from the Energy Star Program?

The end of the year is a time for reflection, a time to take stock of achievements and relationships. In HVAC, you can measure these by considering how you helped your customers improve indoor air quality with proper ventilation or calculating how many building envelopes you protected with rainscreen-compatible wall caps. You can also consider […]

Construction Methods, HVAC
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
April 18, 2017

Big Data Yields Big Savings in HVAC

What if you could help your customers save 17% on their energy bill? According to Vladi Shunturov, president of Lucid, a software company specializing in Big Data, your customers’ building data can provide the opportunity to do just that. Today’s customer is concerned about energy savings, and you can give them all they need: vents […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
March 27, 2017

HVAC Zoning for the Smart Home

Your customers want more control over their household temperature and their energy bill, and they want the highest quality HVAC system their money can buy. That means more than smart thermostats and top-grade heating and cooling units, ducts and vents. It means an HVAC design that makes sense for their needs. In many cases, they […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
January 30, 2017

Grow Your HVAC Business with Better Estimates

Do you want to improve your margins? According to an industry expert, the majority of HVAC professionals can increase profits by changing their approach to estimates. Getting the best value in equipment and vents is only the start of costing out a job. You also need to assign labor and overhead costs appropriately, know when […]

Construction Methods, HVAC, Installer Tips