With so many new home developments in the works, Milestone Homes wanted a way to stand out from their competitors. To do this, CEO Lance Windel decided to make their homes extremely energy efficient while focusing on quality. Therefore, when it was time to select the HVAC systems for his latest Ardmore, Oklahoma development, he turned to Carrier ductless mini-splits in each home.
Slated to open its doors at the end of 2017, Star Tower Condos is one of the most, highly-anticipated buildings in Long Island City. Star Tower is a 25-floor residential building that will feature a roof deck, a health club, an event room, 184 condo units, and more! Because of the different building spaces, the HVAC needs and requirements are very complex and diverse. In order to meet the heating and cooling demands of these spaces, the versatility and efficiency of the Carrier 2-pipe, VRF systems were an obvious choice. Read more
According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), your clients should aim to keep their home at a 60% humidity level if kept at the average of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. At this humidity level, the air is easy to breathe without allowing for too much moisture buildup, which can lead to mold growth, health issues, and water damage. In some climates, staying below a 60% humidity level is simple, but if your clients are located near the ocean, or any large body of water, it can be challenging to control the moisture level of the air. Read more
D.W. Payne and his son founded Payne Heating & Cooling Products in 1914. They created the first floor furnace that could be installed within a home’s crawl space area. Since then, they have paved the way for many gas furnace innovations, including the first furnace that was approved for installation in a closet and the first option for zone heating. In the 1950s, Payne added remote air conditioning to their lineup, and today, they maintain a collection of dependable HVAC equipment at a reasonable price. Here is a look at three pieces of Payne HVAC equipment we feature at CE: Read more
The AHRI System Builder is your secret weapon for ensuring that your HVAC system installation is smooth and hassle-free. The System Builder tool recommends compatible parts, supplies, and accessories that you need to complete the installation. This ensures that you have everything you need upon arrival at the job site. Have you ever had to return to the shop or supply house because you have the wrong whip or pad? Our online tool saves you from this inconvenience. Here’s a closer look at how the AHRI System Builder helps you be prepared. Read more
The USS North Carolina is a historic World War II battleship that has become a popular tourist attraction in Wilmington, North Carolina, not only for the tour of its superstructure, but now, as a facility to accommodate meetings or other gatherings. Attempting to maintain the authenticity of the ship’s structure without altering the aesthetics, while keeping the internal spaces comfortable, was a challenging task. However, Carrier Enterprise’s use of the Toshiba Carrier VRF, installed by Jacksonville Heating Contractors, was the perfect combination for the historic renovation. Read more
Tampa Bay is bringing new business to its SoHo Corridor with the upcoming multi-use facility–The Morrison. The developer, Metis Property Group Inc., knows the value of mixed-use facilities for both its customers and tenants, and they are excited to open the doors.
However, before any construction could begin, they had to figure out the most effective and efficient way to provide heating and cooling solutions to the building, because of the many and varied needs of their tenants. To achieve these lofty goals, they turned to Toshiba Carrier VRF systems for their extreme versatility, superior energy-efficiencies, and their ability to simultaneously heat and cool. Read more
Although the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) bus depot has been vacant since 2010, it won’t be for much longer. Late last year, DKJ Richmond LLC announced plans to transform the late 19th-century trolley system hub into a sought-after retail and residential mecca. This seven-acre setup is exactly what Carrier Ductless systems were designed for. It is going to be the equipment behind the scenes, that provides residents, shop owners, and visitors the ideal temperature and optimum efficiency year round they desire. Read more
Providing heating and cooling for the hospitality industry is no easy task, but with the new and improved Gree E-TAC (Engineered Terminal Air Conditioner), it just got a lot easier. The Gree E-TAC will keep up with your customers’ demanding HVAC needs, while proving the ultimate level of comfort for their guests. Here’s a closer look at the Gree E-TAC—otherwise known as the ideal HVAC solution for hotels. Read more
It seems like everywhere you look, people are talking about tiny houses. This is a trend that is here to stay, and HVAC contractors should be prepared. Some tiny house owners may think that an HVAC system is not an option due to their limited space, so they turn to space heaters or stand-alone fans to keep their home at a comfortable temperature.
But, as you know, with a ductless HVAC system, tiny house owners can still equip their home with a proper HVAC system and experience the multitude of comfort that comes with it. Here’s a closer look at why ductless HVAC systems are ideal for small spaces, like tiny houses, tree houses, and sheds. Read more