As your reliable HVAC supplier, we are always on a mission to help make your job easier. As such, when we discovered Housecall Pro, we just had to pass it on. In short, Housecall Pro is a software that you can use on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop to manage your HVAC business. It puts everything you need right at your fingertips, including the ability to schedule service and install appointments, create HVAC system estimates, produce service and parts invoices, receive credit card payments, and so much more. Read more
Back in 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced new compliance guidelines for all commercial rooftop HVAC systems, including air conditioners and heat pumps, for any low-rise building. This affects a vast span of structures, including retail stores, mid-level hospitals, educational facilities, and more. The DOE stated that the new requirements would go into effect on January 1, 2018, and in the blink of an eye, that time is here. Read more
In order to make sure your customer’s HVAC system is operating at maximum efficiency, an annual coil cleaning is a must. By keeping the coils clean, you can make sure your customer’s unit operates with maximum energy efficiency while maintaining air quality.
Equally important is which cleaners you use to complete the coil cleaning process. If you use an acid cleaner, it can destroy the evaporator and condenser coils while releasing harmful chemicals into the environment. But if you use the right cleaner, you can effectively clean the coils without any harm. Here is a look at four featured Nu-Calgon coil cleaning products we recommend: Read more
As your residential and commercial customers are preparing to turn on their air conditioners for the season, it is important to remind them of the role coil cleaning plays in air conditioner maintenance. While condenser and evaporator coils have different functions within the a/c unit, keeping them clean offers the same benefits. Read more
We’ve mentioned the Cor smart thermostat many times, but today we are going to take it a step further and introduce the complete Cor Home Automation system. Just like the Cor thermostat, the home automation system was created to be user friendly, innovative, and versatile. It integrates with all of the other smart features in a home, including the Cor Thermostat, to control the entire house from a smartphone or tablet. Here is a closer look at the capabilities and benefits of using the Cor Home Automation system. Read more
As an HVAC contractor, you have a lot on your plate. Not only do you have to tend to your current customers, you need to continue building your business, and give impeccable service every step of the way. While you love designing and installing HVAC systems, all of the paperwork, finances, and other administrative tasks that come along with it may be a business challenge. We feel you. That’s why we have partnered with a new software that was built specifically for HVAC contractors. Read more
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