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Check out the New Features on our HVAC Mobile App

When you are on a job site, time is of the essence. You don’t have time to head back to the office to find information for your customers. You need to give them the answers they are looking for immediately. With our HVAC mobile app—aptly named the HVAC Contractor Assist—you can. Built to make your life a whole lot easier, our HVAC app is sure to become your new favorite tool in your tool belt. Here is a look at the upgraded features and enhancements that we have integrated into our app for HVAC contractors. Read more

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HVAC Refrigerant Recovery: What You Need to Know

As a key player in the HVAC industry, it is no surprise to you that refrigerant recovery is an important part of your job. R22, the most common refrigerant used in stationary air conditioners, is damaging to the ozone, and if you don’t dispose of it correctly, you could face hefty fines. Here is a closer look at the reasons behind the strict laws regarding refrigerant recovery, as well as a rundown of how CE can help. Read more

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Ensure Your Client’s Safety Before Installing Smart HVAC Thermostats

Internet-connected HVAC thermostats are becoming a popular request, which means they are also becoming a common target for hackers. Luckily, the thermostat manufacturers understand this, and they continue to take safety measures to protect the personal information stored within these connected thermostats. As a contractor, it is your job and due diligence to install smart HVAC thermostats that make cybersecurity a priority. Here are the data safety measures to look for: Read more

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Congratulations GAME TIME GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Pictured (L to R):
Simon Butlin, Del-Air Purchasing Manager
Richard Fortin, Del-Air Senior Vice President Operations
Bret Dorion, CE – Del-Air’s Account Manager

Congratulations to our Game Time Giveaway GRAND PRIZE WINNER, Del-Air Heating & Air Conditioning of Florida!

CE’s Game Time Giveaway ran the entire month of October, 2016, where all orders placed online were entered into a drawing to win a grand prize – a 60 inch 4K UHD Television, just in time for the holiday season.

Del-Air’s continued commitment to using our technology – including shopping online – paid off. Not only do they benefit from the increased efficiency and time savings offered by our online tools, but they’re now enjoying this season’s sporting events in style!

Runner-up prizes were awarded to 9 winners representing each of the CE North America regions. Each of these randomly selected winners won a $25 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods or Sport Chek:

Dunco Mechanical Ltd, Canada
Bismark Heating & Air Conditioning, Comfort Products
Bayside Electric Supply, Homans
Maryland Heating & Air, Mid Atlantic
Billy Rogers Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Mid-South
Danisi Energy Company Inc, Northeast
Conway Air Conditioning, South East
Sunwave Air Conditioning, South Texas
City Wide Mechanical, South Central

Congratulations to all of our winners!  Stay tuned for our next sweepstakes, coming this spring.

chiller for beer two roads connecticut

Carrier Enterprise Partners With Fast Growing New England Brewery to Provide Innovative Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CE uses Carrier chillers and controls to provide cutting-edge solutions designed to maximize brewing operations, promote energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness

New York, NY – January 3, 2017 –In late 2015, Phil Markowski, Master Brewer and Director of Operations, Mike Wight of Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT were looking to expand their fast-growing brewery and needed the expertise of a leading-edge HVAC/R manufacturer to assist them. He contacted a local HVAC contractor who put him in touch with Gregg Mello in the Carrier Enterprise (CE) Connecticut office, who heads up the region’s Craft Beer Cooling division and is a knowledgeable and passionate craft-brewing enthusiast.  Combining Two Roads’ expansion needs, Mello’s craft brewing expertise and Carrier’s specialized chiller equipment, CE was able to design a cutting-edge system that would exceed Two Roads’ expectations.

Two Roads Brewing Company started their brewery in 2012 with an 80 HP chiller system installed in a building built in the 1920s that was the former home of U.S. Baird Manufacturing Company, a metal-forming machinery manufacturer.  With its funky, retro vibe and unique lifestyle philosophy Two Roads became very popular right from the start and grew quickly.  In late 2015 the company realized their existing operation was at capacity, they began their first of two major expansions taking them from being a 75,000 barrel a year operation to 150,000 barrels to be produced for both Two Roads and other small craft beer artisans by the end of 2017.

The process of heating and cooling the wort, the liquid created in the beer brewing process, is critical to the success of craft beer and it is crucial that the chiller operates quickly and efficiently to lower the wort back to the ideal temperature. With his in-depth knowledge and passion for craft brewing, Gregg Mello worked closely with Markowski and Wight and a local HVAC contractor to design a system that would meet the goals of integrating the brewery’s existing chiller system, be easy to install with little infrastructure upgrades and would offer the highest energy efficiency with the best return on investment. After analyzing the current system and overall operational goals, Mello turned to Carrier Corporation to find the best chiller system that would provide non-ozone depleting refrigerant, simple installation, superior energy efficiency and powerful controls.

“It was important for the expansion to seamlessly integrate the existing chiller into the new system with minimal infrastructure upgrades. Since Carrier has such a wide line of chiller options, it was easy to find an affordable and sustainable chiller and control system and that would easily plug into the existing brewing operation for both phases of expansion,” said Gregg Mello, CE Sales Representative, Connecticut.

Mello designed the system using two Carrier Aqua Force air-cooled screw chillers from Carrier’s most energy-efficient chiller product portfolio.  The system was designed to provide 100 tons per chiller of process cooling and to work in combination with the original 80-ton chiller to provide enough chilling for an 180,000  barrel production facility. Mello selected Carrier’s Model # 30XA162 with direct expansion flooded coolers designed especially for low temp operation.  These units are each designed to make 27 deg leaving 33% propylene glycol mix with a flow rate of 425 gpm producing 100 tons of process cooling for Two Roads brewery.

In addition, the Aqua Force chillers were provided with low ambient kits for operation to -20 degree ambient, wye delta starters, suction line insulation, freeze protection, isolation valves, E coated micro channel type condenser coils, non fused disconnects, control transformers and the Carrier proprietary “low sound package” to ensure quiet operation and minimal disruption to the brewery tasting room. The chillers were easily integrated into the existing brewery infrastructure by utilizing a parallel arrangement to ensure that they can use the original system as a back up chiller for higher volume processing. The two Carrier units were conveniently installed outside the building on two large concrete pads housed adjacent to the existing cooling system.

Two Roads Brewing Company is also leading the charge in the craft brew industry with its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability throughout their operations.  For the expansion project, Mello specified an upgrade to the standard controls using BACnet communications greatly improving the brewery abilities to control and view their chiller plant.  The two Carrier chillers were supplied with BACnet communications and CE retrofitted the existing chiller with a Carrier BACnet card.  With the Carrier BACnet I-Vu control system and user interface, the brewery operations engineer will have the ability to view the chiller plant operation, alarms and modify settings on the Internet anywhere in the world.

 

About Carrier Enterprise | Carrier Enterprise (CE) is a subsidiary of the largest independent HVAC/R distribution company in the world, Watsco, Inc. CE proudly distributes the Carrier, Bryant, Payne, Gree, TopTech and Founten brands of HVAC equipment, as well as a full line of aftermarket parts, supplies, and accessories. CE has more than 200 locations throughout the Americas and a full-scale eCommerce site for easy online ordering anytime, anywhere.  For more information, please visit www.carrierenterprise.com.

 

For more information, contact:
Kristin Hyde, Digital Marketing Manager, Carrier Enterprise
kristin.hyde@carrierenterprise.com

Media Inquiries, contact:
Regina Marston, Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.
regina@planapr.com Tel: 321.231.9353

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CE Leading the Way in Convenience with TECH TOOLS

We’re more than just a provider of HVAC supplies online; we’re also fully invested in serving our contractor clients and in making your job as easy and worry-free as possible. Our Part Finder Tool and innovative mobile app are designed to save you time and money and to make it easier than ever to serve your customers. Learning more about these handy tech tools and what they can do to improve your bottom line ensures you’ll be able to put them to use as you grow your business.

What CE’s Tech Tools Can Do For your HVAC Business

We’ve designed these tech tools to be easy to use and truly useful for our HVAC contractor clients. As longtime providers of quality heating and cooling parts, we know the challenges you face finding the right tool or piece for each job in a timely manner. The more time you spend searching through catalogs or huge price lists, the less time you have to dedicate to your business. We’ve crafted these HVAC parts distributors tech tools with you in mind, with the following goals:

Save Time

The primary goal of our tech tools is to save you, the contractor, as much time as possible. Interrupting a job to track down a rep by phone, or worse, having to search through HVAC supplies online for detailed specs just isn’t an efficient way to do business. We’ve assembled everything you need, from the product details to full document suites and complete parts breakdowns, so you can access everything you need to make a decision without leaving the job site. We’ve made this massive amount of data accessible by our mobile app; simply tap your app and type what you need – it’s fast, easy and free.

Once you’ve made a selection, you can purchase the items from the app itself without having to switch over to another mode of communication or place a phone call. We hope that these innovative tools make it easier than ever to serve your customers and work as efficiently as possible.

Save Money

We take great pride in our extensive lineup of HVAC parts and supplies, and make sure we stock a variety of price points. It’s about more than price, though; our dedication to stocking the best quality HVAC supplies from the biggest brands ensures that the work you do truly pleases the customer and that you are not stuck with a faulty piece that could damage your reputation.

Ordering a piece, tool or other HVAC supplies online and then discovering it won’t work wastes more than your time – it wastes money, too. You could be serving other customers instead of dealing with an item that is not compatible; checking the heating and cooling parts specs via our mobile app allows you to order with confidence.

The ability to find exactly what you need from any place, at any time, is like having a whole warehouse full of every imaginable HVAC part at your disposal. At CE, we’re dedicated to your success and to providing you with not only the best possible HVAC supplies online, but with the tools you need to succeed, too. Stop by our site and download the free CE HVAC Assist mobile app today to see how easy our innovative tech tools are to use and the many benefits they offer your business.

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HVAC Contractors! Claim your Online Listings

How do prospects see your business online? If you see your HVAC business listed on a site like Yelp or Angie’s List, but don’t go ahead and officially claim your business, you could be missing out. Online directories are highly ranked in Google, and that prospective customer may see a review site or directory before they ever find your website. Claiming your profiles ensures that prospective customers get accurate information and boost your organization’s SEO, too. It is crucial for HVAC contractors to show up well in local listings — prospective customers need to be able to find you easily.

Benefits of Claiming your Online Listings

  • Improved Accuracy: If someone else created your listing, it could contain incorrect or outdated information or branding. Claiming your listing allows you to ensure that everything is correct and that the customer is pointed to the right place. Location, hours and services offered should all be up to date to serve your prospective or current customer.
  • Review Response: The way you respond to reviews, even negative ones, gives a potential customer a good idea of what interacting with you will be like. Once you’ve claimed your profile, you can respond to reviews in a positive way.
  • Boosted Engagement: Engage directly with prospects and customers on each directory site and you’ll boost your brand visibility and awareness, too.
  • Reputation Management: Some negative posts or incorrect details are simple mistakes, but if someone is actively trying to harm your business, you’ll spot it right away.
  • Improved Search Engine Visibility: Directory sites are ranked highly by search engines. You need to make sure you show up in each of these places if you want customers to find you.

How to Claim your Online Listings

Some directories and sites make it easy to claim your business – – just click a button and you’ll receive some information about verifying your listings. Other sites require a slightly different approach; the good news is once you claim your listing you won’t have to update it again unless something changes on your end.

Facebook: You may have a page and not know it—if someone has checked in to your business, then Facebook will make a page automatically – and anyone can potentially edit it. Log into your own profile and search for your business; you should be able to easily claim it.

Google+: Search the site to see if you already have a page on Google Maps or Google +; choose “Claim your listing” link to start the verification process. If your business doesn’t show up, Google My Business makes it easy to get started and claim your business online.

Yahoo!: You can just verify your business or purchase an enhanced listing; claim your existing business listing or create a new one by searching the site.

Bing: This search engine uses a similar system to Google, but the claiming process is simplified; just head to Bing Places and claim your business listing to ensure it is correct.

Angie’s List: Since Angie’s List removed the paywall earlier this year, your business listing here is more important than ever. Head to Angie’s List to look up your business and claim it for yourself and take control of your directory presence.

Yelp: Just search and claim your business on Yelp’s business finder page and you’ll be able to update service hours, offerings, locations and more in just minutes.

Claiming your online listings takes only a few minutes, but ensuring your customers can find your HVAC business easily can prevent you from missing out on your local market. At CE, we’re more than just a source for heating and cooling parts, our goal is to ensure the success of our HVAC contractors and to provide everything you need to succeed.