You know that the more HVAC parts and supplies you sell, the more profit you will make. One of the easiest ways to increase your bottom line is by offering upgrades to your customers while you are in their homes. However, you are an experienced HVAC contractor, but maybe not a salesperson. And that’s okay! Here are some tips to help you offer more HVAC supplies to the customers you already have. Read more
As an HVAC contractor, it is your responsibility to properly recover refrigerant whenever you come across it on a job site. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is required by law. But, the great news is that you can make money off of the reclaimed refrigerant with the Clean Exchange Program at CE.
Over two decades ago, Carrier partnered with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity to bring comfort and convenience to every home that was built. Over time, this partnership grew to a nationwide affair, and on August 17, Carrier celebrated the relationship with a donation of 500 ductless HVAC units. While the celebration took place in Atlanta, Georgia, the ductless systems will be installed in several states, including: Mississippi, California, Connecticut, Texas, New York, and more. Joining in the celebration was former NFL legend and current philanthropist, Warrick Dunn. Read more
The thermostat is one of the most important HVAC parts within a system. Not only does it tell the rest of the system what to do, but it is the one part of the system that is seen multiple times a day, every day. With hundreds of thermostats on the market, it can be challenging to select the right one for your customer. While there is no one-size-fits-all thermostat, the Vive thermostat is one worth mentioning. 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
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
Customers are rarely satisfied with just one recommendation for an HVAC system. Instead, they want to see options. They want to view the least expensive option to the most expensive option, and they want to be able to easily compare the differences so they can make the best choice for their needs and budgets. In the past, putting together these comparisons took a lot of effort and time; however, with the AHRI System Builder, it’s as simple as a few clicks. Read more