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What You Need to Know About the Carrier/Bryant and Toshiba-Carrier Single-phase VRF Heat Pump System

When thinking about installing an HVAC system in a home, you probably think about applying a traditional, residential unitary system or a standard residential ductless system. Similarly, when you are considering the HVAC system on a large commercial project, you typically opt for a 3-phase VRF system or other traditional commercial HVAC products. Fortunately, there is a technology that bridges the too large for the residential ductless system and too small for a traditional VRF system situations—the Carrier/Bryant and Toshiba-Carrier Single-phase VRF heat pump systems. Carrier/Bryant and Toshiba-Carrier single-phase VRF systems can be perfectly sized for those “in-between” projects, where efficiency needs and design flexibility typically require more in-depth designing and planning. Read more

ductless HVAC

Case Study: Oklahoma Warehouse Conversion

Since 2001, the old home of Joker’s Comedy Club in the Bricktown community of Oklahoma City has sat vacant, but it is currently under development to become a nonprofit multi-purpose event center, meeting area, and coffee shop. To help make the abandoned building more efficient, while making sure every individual space is able to remain comfortable, Carrier ductless systems were selected to provide the heating and cooling. Read more

princess anne hvac

Case Study: Historic Princess Anne Hotel in NC

Built in 1924, the Princess Anne Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, was completely renovated in 2005 to maintain the home’s historic architecture while transforming 40 individual rooms into two large guest rooms and 14 spacious suites. By opting for a Carrier ductless system, the Princess Anne Hotel was able to improve their efficiency, maintain the integrity of the interior, and ensure their patrons stay comfortable. Read more

5 Levels of Oil Management with Toshiba-Carrier VRF

Did You Know Our Toshiba-Carrier VRF Product Essentially Has 5 Means of Oil Management?


Compressor Design

1. Compressor design; rotary compressors being high side shell dome meaning that the mechanical components of compression are at the bottom of the compressor where the low pressure / low temperature gas enters the compressor shell. The high pressure / high temperature gas is at the top of the compressor shell. This keeps the mechanical components down where the oil is, this also reduces the amount of oil leaving the compressor. Read more

Ductless VRF Provides an Energy Efficient Solution for Virginia Middle School

Case Study: Richmond County Middle School

Richmond County Middle School is a historic educational facility in Warsaw, Virginia. Originally built in the early 1900’s, it was converted into the school it is today in the 80’s. Since then, very little has been done to the building and its mechanical systems. They were still using inefficient radiant heat and PTAC cooling units, until an upgrade was no longer deemed optional. Read more

Hvac Educational Event

CE’s Educational HVAC Event at Yankee Stadium was a Grand Slam

THE WIND-UP: HVAC Education at Yankee Stadium

On Friday, August 25, 2017, 30 engineers gathered in the SAP Board Room at Yankee Stadium to gain valuable knowledge from HVAC experts regarding various VRF products and DOAS. The Home Run Engineering Day was co-sponsored by CE and the Association for Facilities Engineering and featured a triple play of valuable sessions. Afterwards, attendees were VIP guests at the Yankee game against the Mariners. Read more