Tag Archives: HVAC

November 12, 2019

LEEP Case Studies Highlight Key Opportunities for HVAC Specialists

As most industry professionals know, designing truly energy-efficient homes is easier said than done. Even where there’s a desire to adopt them, new building technologies, strategies, and innovations can be more costly than standard building methods. They can also be difficult to source locally, making adoption even more problematic. These are some of the problems […]

Industry Trends, Ventilation
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
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
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
September 4, 2018

Why Machine Learning is the Future of HVAC and Building Management

In many ways, the HVAC industry has been ahead of the curve with technology adoption. Building automation systems have been around for decades. But as more building managers want to improve indoor air quality and ventilation, there is more interplay between different systems, making management more complex. Even though the availability of new technology has […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
July 3, 2018

What you need to know about voice-activated HVAC

As buildings become more energy efficient, the design of components like wall caps and roof vents have been modified to protect the rainscreen. The biggest change recently, however, has been in the area of home automation. Voice-enabled technology is the latest wave and understanding how to deliver it to your customers can make you their […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
May 28, 2018

Robots in facility management, HVAC, and construction

HVAC, facility management, and construction are catching up with other industries in adopting the latest technologies. Options like drones and robotics are on their way to becoming commonplace as more industries implement Internet of Things (IoT) technology due to the labor shortages trades are facing all over North America. While the robot technology coming to […]

Technology Focus
May 1, 2018

How solar will impact the HVAC industry

Are you following recent headlines about solar energy? With HVAC systems considered the biggest energy consumers in most buildings, your industry is bound to be affected by solar! Heatspring Magazine advises that HVAC technicians learn how to install solar panels if they plan to provide green building services. This is good for your HVAC installation […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
April 16, 2018

Steel and aluminum tariffs – how hard will the HVAC industry be hit?

If you’ve been on the fence about making the transition to polymer resin vents or wall caps for your HVAC installations, now’s a good time to make the switch. Our UV-protected polymer resin products are built to withstand all sorts of weather and are impact resistant, even at low temperatures. This means that even after […]

HVAC
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
March 6, 2018

5 HVAC sensors you need to know about

An HVAC installation has so many components your customers simply don’t see. They will choose diffusers, grilles, and vents that blend tastefully with their home design, but other HVAC equipment is usually hidden away in a basement or on a roof. And even more invisible are the sensors that make everything run smoothly. As energy […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
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 15, 2018

Construction trends in 2018 that will impact HVAC

Construction and HVAC installation are always designed together. When they’re not, the HVAC installer resorts to fixes like a squeeze elbow to install venting in tight spaces. So, understanding which construction trends will impact HVAC can help you plan for 2018. This year’s them? Digital integration. Why labor is the driving force The construction industry […]

HVAC, Technology Focus