Tag Archives: HVAC

July 13, 2020

Shifting Away from Open-Combustion Water Heaters

If you took a look at your current water heater, there’s a great chance it’s an open-combustion unit. While these are the most common among households, they may not be the most efficient or the safest.  Open-Combustion Water Heaters vs. Sealed Combustion Water Heaters An open-combustion water heater draws air from the space around the […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
June 22, 2020

Implementing Biophilic Design in Your Building

 In our previous blog post we discussed the importance of incorporating biophilic design within a building. But what is good biophilic design? And how can it be implemented in building design? Good biophilic design creates a healthy space while maintaining the functional integrity of the building. It also takes into account the performance needs of […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
May 25, 2020

Relationship Between COVID-19 and HVAC

These challenging times have made us rethink how our HVAC systems operate. A lot of precautions and procedures have been taken for businesses to continue to operate. Today, more and more businesses are reopening as bans are being lifted.  With businesses reopening, there comes a lot of recommendations on how to make sure your building […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Ventilation
March 23, 2020

How HVAC Filtration Can Lessen the Impact of Cold and Flu Season

The COVID-19 pandemic that’s sweeping its way around the world is an unprecedented crisis. In addition to the danger it poses to public health everywhere, it’s also causing massive economic disruption. No business owner could have anticipated these developments, but they are offering us all a lesson in the importance of creating safe and healthy […]

HVAC, Ventilation
March 9, 2020

Three Tips for Better Duct Systems

Just like a well-functioning cardiovascular system is a sign of a healthy body, a well-functioning HVAC system is a sign of a healthy home. But beyond the mechanical equipment used in that system—such as the furnace and air conditioner—ductwork plays a more significant role than some realize. There’s no shortage of rules to follow when […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
February 24, 2020

Air Conditioning Innovations to Put on Your Radar

Around the world, air conditioning in homes and offices has emerged as one of the biggest drivers of energy usage. In fact, according to a report from the IEA, that energy demand is set to triple by 2050, which would require “new electricity capacity the equivalent to the combined electricity capacity of the United States, […]

Industry Trends, Technology Focus
January 27, 2020

Zoning-in on a Big Opportunity for HVAC Pros

Opportunity is knocking for HVAC professionals and where it’s coming from might surprise you: Zoned heating and air conditioning systems. To be sure, forced air zoning is anything but a new concept. In fact, it’s been around since the 1960s. But the last several years has seen consumer demand for zoned HVAC systems grow by […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
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