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November 16, 2020

Winter Heating 101: How to Efficiently Heat Your Home This Winter

Heating your home accounts for about ten percent of your yearly energy expenditure bill. That might not seem like much, but what if you could spend even less during the winter? What if you could keep your home warmer while having a few extra dollars in your bank account? Before old man winter comes knocking at your […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
November 2, 2020

Green Building: How HVAC Construction Companies are Staying Green

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy accounted for about 11 percent of energy consumption and about 17 percent of electricity generation here in the United States. Renewable energy is beginning to transform how many companies operate on a daily basis. This is a growing trend across all industries, including HVAC construction companies. So, […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
October 26, 2020

Green Trends to Watch Out for in HVAC

The HVAC services market was worth more than $7.1 billion in 2019. This number will double by 2025. The rise of new technologies, such as automation and smart controls, is shaping this industry. Consumers from all around the world are going green. Their preference for energy-efficient appliances has a direct impact on the HVAC services market. Heat recovery […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Technology Focus
October 13, 2020

Smart Technology and HVAC

The coronavirus pandemic had some unexpected consequences for the HVAC industry. While warmer temperatures typically yield lower bills, monthly bills increased by over 10% this summer. This increase was due to homeowners staying put due to fear of the virus. More people are working from home and attending school remotely than ever before. With increased demand on […]

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September 21, 2020

6 Common HVAC Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Your HVAC unit is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. It can also be one of the priciest, which is why it’s important to make sure your HVAC unit is installed properly. There are several HVAC installation mistakes that can keep your equipment from working the way it should. So let’s […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
September 8, 2020

Restarting Idle HVAC Systems after the COVID-19 Shutdown

In recent months, many businesses that had to shut down their buildings are beginning to reopen their doors. While this is great to see, it’s important these buildings are recommissioned properly. Recommissioning a building ensures the HVAC system is running as safely and effectively as possible. If the building was completely shut down, it’s possible […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Ventilation
August 25, 2020

Smart Tech in HVAC: Big Opportunities for HVAC Pros

The HVAC industry has seen a large growth recently in the adoption of smart home technology. Integrating this technology into HVAC systems provides real-time monitoring to the homeowner.  Smart thermostats manage when and how a space is heated and cooled and can provide cost savings to homeowners by more efficiently managing energy usage.  With remote […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Technology Focus
August 10, 2020

Using CRM to get Deep in the HVAC Market

For decades, trends in the HVAC industry have revolved around improving equipment—making it more efficient, more eco-friendly, and smarter. Even ducting, vents, and caps have undergone precision engineering to ensure peak performance.  Recently there has been a new trend in the HVAC industry, and it’s the consumers’ expectations that are impacting the market trends. Customer […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Technology Focus
July 27, 2020

Protecting HVAC Systems with Ultraviolet Lights

How do you keep your customers’ homes healthy?  For starters, you can include wall caps and roof vents that protect a building’s rainscreen. But the building envelope isn’t the only source of contamination. Sometimes the HVAC equipment itself introduces unhealthy microbes into the air. One way to minimize this and ensure good indoor air quality […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
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
April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Primex Remains Ready to Support Essential Business

Primex, along with our recent acquisition Suttle, are important supply partners to many businesses that provide essential services in the telecommunications, IT infrastructure and building mechanical systems industries. These industries are critical to the well being of communities across North America and we are dedicated to providing you with the best service possible during these […]

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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 17, 2020

COVID-19: How Primex is Helping our Customers

Dear Valued Primex Customers, We are sailing through uncharted waters as the effects of the spread of Covid-19 has impacted the entire world in which we live. At Primex, we are committed to preserving the safety of our employees and to serve our customers with the best in product quality and delivery performance. To date, […]

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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