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Design Tips for Ductless

How to Make a Mini-Split Blend in with a Home’s Interior Design

Because of their energy efficiency, ease of installation, and low cost to install, ductless mini-splits are one of the greatest HVAC options for homeowners today. Even with this in mind, some consumers are hesitant to go the ductless route because the most common option, the high wall unit, has to be mounted where it is visible within the room. Some homeowners feel like this gets in the way of their interior design aesthetics; however, there are ways you can integrate the wall units into the customer’s home design so they don’t have to choose between form and function. As long as you make sure to put the unit up high enough and ensure it has ample airflow around it, there are many options available for your customers: Read more

Are These hilmor must-haves in Your Toolbox

Update Your Toolbox with These Must-Have hilmor Products

Having the right HVAC tools on hand ensures the job is done right the first time, every time. As an HVAC contractor, it allows you to finish the job in a timely manner so you can stay on schedule and keep up with the daily workload. With tools like the Compact Swage Tool, vacuum pumps, and Digital Adjustable Torque Wrenches, hilmor is a reliable brand that is designed to last while incorporating time-saving features. Read more

How to Deal with Mold in an A/C Unit

How to Deal with Mold in Your HVAC/AC Unit

Mold in the AC ducts of a home or office HVAC system is a serious matter. At the very least, mold affects air quality. But, once spores begin to form, it is often just a matter of time before the mold spreads throughout the entire system. From there, it may cause health problems, illness, and damage products manufactured within a commercial facility. As an HVAC contractor, you may offer vent and duct cleaning services or sell mold removal products to property owners. Regardless of the scope of your mold removal services, providing insight into how to clean the HVAC system with specially designed mold removal products is important to make sure the system is clean. Read more

High-end HVAC Systems have huge payoffs

Make Homes Energy Efficient With These Products: How to Sell High End Equipment

Consumers want energy efficiency. Homeowners are willing to spend more on energy efficient appliances and HVAC equipment when they know it saves them money long term and reduces their carbon footprint. However, for those who are on the fence, it’s important to provide cost estimates and overviews on exactly how energy efficient systems will perform for them. Specifically, you might illustrate longer-term annual energy savings vs the higher up-front cost so they can see their break-even over time.   Read more

Carrier's Infinity System is Compatible with Amazon Alexa

The Infinity Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Can Be Used with Any Alexa-Enabled Device

Voice command digital assistants have grown in popularity over the last several years. These services initially popped up more as a novelty than anything else, but now Amazon Alexa and other voice command devices allow consumers to control an assortment of appliances in their home via voice command. This now includes several HVAC thermostats, such as Carrier’s Infinity Touch Control. This not only makes controlling a home’s heating and cooling easier for your customers, but it substantially helps those with disabilities. Now, clients in wheelchairs or with visual issues can control their thermostats, all with their voice. Read more

Product Spotlight: i-Vu Building Automation System

Take Control of Your Commercial HVAC Equipment With The New i-Vu® Equipment Touch

For faculty and administrative managers looking to take further control over the commercial HVAC equipment running throughout the building, the i-Vu Equipment Touch from Carrier provides exactly that. With a high-resolution, touchscreen display, the i-Vu Equipment Touch provides the in-depth monitoring and real-time information needed to ensure that the HVAC equipment runs at optimal levels. From identifying potential issues within a commercial building’s air conditioning system to boosting the cost efficiency of the entire system, this touchscreen display aims to change how building managers and technicians monitor HVAC performance. Read more

How HVAC Contractors can be profitable year round

HVAC Installation & Maintenance: Preparing for the Unknown

When you run an HVAC company, a strong business plan and careful preparation can make your business thrive throughout the year. And in order to keep your business solvent, it’s important to know your daily, monthly, and yearly goals. While sticking to a plan to meet these goals is important, preparing for bumps in the road and changing along with shifting demands are equally as important. Downtime in between seasons can wreak havoc on budgets and the bottom line if you’re not careful. But, by being prepared for these slowdowns and unexpected lulls, you will discover that you can make it as a profitable HVAC provider. Read more

Carrier Launches the Most Efficient Air Conditioner You Can Buy

Introducing the Most Efficient Air Conditioner in the USA

The HVAC industry is abuzz as Carrier unveils what is sure to be a life changer for customers and contractors alike. Carrier is renowned for being an innovator, and this new, single-zone ductless system is the pinnacle of their work thus far. Featuring 9,000 BTUh, this unit is the only one available in North America that carries a 42 SEER rating. But the SEER rating is only part of what makes this system so impressive. Here is a closer look at the incredible features found within the 42 SEER rating air conditioner by Carrier.  Read more