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Bust the Myths & Learn the Facts about VRF

Top Myths, Facts, and Safety Concerns with VRF Systems Explained

As an HVAC contractor, you have probably heard coworkers and industry professionals talk about VRF systems. But do you know how they work and the benefits they can provide to a job? While it may be a common term that gets brought up in the world of contractors and builders, more often than not, there are many misconceptions surrounding this technology that are mentioned as well. Since VRF systems haven’t been around as long as your typical HVAC unit, we thought it was time to bust the myths and get the cold hard facts about VRF systems to help you discover how you, and your customers might benefit from this state-of-the-art HVAC system. Read more

See how the City Centre Project will enjoy advanced technology and energy-efficiency with their Toshiba-Carrier VRF equipment

Case Study: City Centre Project

A new development can transform an area. It can bring new life to a city and rebuild a community that was once forgotten and overlooked. With the City Centre project in Ithaca, New York, they expect nothing less. Built near the densest part of downtown Ithaca, the space once housed a bank and a few offices. But with a vision in mind, the goal of the project is to transform the building into mixed-use development with housing, businesses, and entertainment space. The new building will provide a gateway to developing space within the city, allowing residents and guests walking access to areas where they live, work, and play. Read more

Hilton Garden Inn Renovation Project in Record Time

Case Study: Hilton Garden Inn Renovation

Most renovations take a year or two to complete. They include a lot of moving parts that all need to align in order to move forward. So, when Florida’s Director of Engineered Systems Support and VRF Products, Dave Lucas, was presented with the opportunity, he was understandably skeptical. The renovation had to be completed in under eight months and required providing an HVAC system for a 10-story office building that was being turned into a 190-room hotel. But after gathering all the information, Dave, the CE team, and the general contractor partner in Florida moved forward with the job. Read more

Millennials and Modern HVAC Systems

Millennials and Modern HVAC Systems: A Perfect Match

Millennials are known for a lot of things, one of which is that they have focused more on their education and exploring the world and less on getting married and buying homes. However, the millennial generation is getting older (they are now between the ages of 22 and 37), and the rate of millennials buying homes is increasing. If fact, at the end of 2017, 36 percent of new homeowners were under the age of 35—making millennials the majority in the home-buying sector. Read more

See How Ductless System was the Perfect Solution for Maintaining the Historic Integriy of the William Collins Whitney Estate

William Collins Whitney Estate

The William Collins Whitney Estate, often referred to as “The Manse,” was built in 1904 and has since become a part of Long Island history. The property has undergone many changes over the years, but most recently, in 2000, it became the home to a nonprofit organization. While the historic aspects of the building were still intact, its old HVAC system began to present many issues. It became extremely expensive to operate and the individual rooms were impossible to make comfortable for guests. Since the rooms were being rented out for UN meetings, teacher gatherings, and more, this was a reoccurring issue that had to be dealt with. When approached about how to update the estate while still maintaining its historic integrity, Ray Victory, Lead Project Coordinator from Victory Skaggs HVAC in College Point, NY, knew that a Carrier multi-zone ductless system from CE was the solution. Read more

Mt Olive Baptist Church Gets Multi-Zone Ductless Upgrade

Case Study: Mt. Olive Baptist Church

The Mt. Olive Baptist Church has become a staple in Knoxville, Tennessee, but since it was built more than four decades ago, its HVAC system was lacking efficiency and the zone control they desired. With the help of Compass Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., the church was able to upgrade to a Carrier multi-zone ductless systems to keep their members and staff comfortable while reducing overhead expenses. Read more

Start Stocking Up on Single-Phase VRF

Now is the Time to Start Stocking Up on Single-Phase VRF

With growing interest in individual room-controlled temperature capabilities, superior energy efficiency, and compact equipment footprints, consumers are now beginning to understand the major benefits provided by VRF systems. In order to have this equipment on-site to fulfill the expectations required to meet the urgency of construction schedules of these projects, distributors and contractors have realized that now is the time to stock-up on Single-Phase VRF equipment to meet future project equipment requests. Read more

Proud to Now Provide HVAC Purchasing to E&I Members

E&I: Succeeding in the Education Vertical

The education vertical is one that’s constantly under pressure to over perform; unfortunately, while every institution consistently is pushing to raise the bar on performance, they are not immune to the fierce scrutiny on tightening budgetary requirements.  Constrained resources coupled with the need for services to maintain safe and productive day-to-day operations, all make finding a strong alliance necessary. Read more

New Toshiba Carrier VRF System Commissioned in the Heart of America

Update Your Properties HVAC System with Toshiba-Carrier’s New VRF System

For commercial property owners looking to upgrade their property’s HVAC system, Toshiba-Carrier recently released a new VRF system. Designed to reduce energy consumption and improve temperature control, this variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system with a digital inverter uses a twin-rotary compressor to deliver the desired temperature to all spaces of a large-scale property. Read more