Every type of HVAC equipment has its own efficiency rating system, and for boilers and furnaces, that system is called the annual fuel utilization efficiency, or the AFUE. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the boiler or furnace is. Understanding these ratings is important so you can demonstrate to your customers the efficiency of their current furnace or boiler, and explain why an upgrade or replacement may provide long-term cost savings by increasing efficiency. Read more
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that creates innovative solutions for a variety of industries. In the HVAC world, they are renowned for their high-quality equipment and supplies. At CE, we are especially fond of their universal heating parts. By creating a line of universal items like gas valves, ignitors, and limit switches, contractors can free up space in their trucks and greatly reduce the amount of inventory they have to manage. Read more
A heating system is dependent on many parts to function properly, and when one part fails to do its job, the entire system can shut down. As an HVAC contractor, your customers rely on you to quickly and effectively repair their HVAC system, and with Honeywell’s universal heating parts, you can be sure to have the perfect match every time. Honeywell’s universal HVAC parts are able to replace hundreds of OEM parts, so you can maximize the space in your truck while ensuring your customer can always be taken care of. Read more
2017 was quite the year for CE. We started off in January with the addition of the Toshiba Carrier single-phase VRF system to our ductless lineup, and it was clear that HVAC contractors and their customers were ready. With unheard-of simultaneous heating and cooling, the ability to eliminate ductwork, and zoned temperature control, the applications for ductless are limitless.
Above all, we spent the year focusing on our commitment to customer satisfaction and our dedication to innovation. Our team works together for the benefit of our customers, and we will always go the extra mile to ensure every HVAC contractor has the equipment and supplies they need, when they need them.
Here’s a closer look at the most notable happenings of 2017, as well as a rundown of some of the ways we put the benefits of ductless to work throughout the year. Read more
In the summertime, humidity is the enemy. But, in the wintertime, when cold temperatures dry out the air and then the heater dries it out even more, humidity is a necessity. Without humidity in the home, skin dries out, throats get scratchy, and some people even get nosebleeds. Not only that, but a complete lack of humidity in winter can cause furniture or wood floors to crack. Here’s a look at why keeping a home at the right humidity level can be challenging in the colder months, and how humidifiers can help.
Every air filter is given a MERV rating, and it can be confusing trying to choose which is best for residential applications. Let’s take a look at what MERV is and take a dive into the ratings. We will also explore if there is such a thing as too high of a rating for residential air filters. Read more
Many types of HVAC equipment rely on coils to operate, and these coils must be protected from environmental elements. If not properly protected, coils will corrode, or deteriorate, which leads to less efficient equipment and expensive repairs.
The good news is that most coil corrosion can be avoided or delayed if you take prevention steps—because it is always easier to prevent than treat. Here is a closer look at coil corrosion prevention options that are available: Read more
After a hurricane or bad rainstorm hits, homes often sustain visible damage. But perhaps the most harmful damage of all cannot be seen. Here’s what you can do to help your customers mitigate risk. Read more
Frigid temperatures are just around the corner, which means now is the time to contact your customers so you can properly prepare their HVAC systems for the winter. By reaching out to your customers and expressing concern for their comfort during the months ahead, you will make them feel valued, while also setting yourself up as the HVAC expert in your area. Here are the steps you should take to ensure your customers have an efficient HVAC system come winter: Read more
Inside each air conditioning unit is a compressor. The compressor plays the very important role of compressing the refrigerant as it enters the machine in order to increase its temperature. Once heated, the gas leaves the compressor and goes into the condenser so the cooling process can begin. While all AC compressors have the same job, they work in varying ways and offer different pros and cons. Read more