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
When thinking about installing an HVAC system in a home, you probably think about applying a traditional, residential unitary system or a standard residential ductless system. Similarly, when you are considering the HVAC system on a large commercial project, you typically opt for a 3-phase VRF system or other traditional commercial HVAC products. Fortunately, there is a technology that bridges the too large for the residential ductless system and too small for a traditional VRF system situations—the Carrier/Bryant and Toshiba-Carrier Single-phase VRF heat pump systems. Carrier/Bryant and Toshiba-Carrier single-phase VRF systems can be perfectly sized for those “in-between” projects, where efficiency needs and design flexibility typically require more in-depth designing and planning. Read more
Yost & Campbell has been serving the Westchester County area of New York for over 75 years. In 1939, they began as a refrigerator repair business out of a garage. The business grew from there and now covers all aspects of heating, cooling, plumbing, and indoor air quality for homes and businesses throughout Westchester County, The Bronx, Queens, and Rockland. Read more
On January 31st, volunteers from CE South Texas spent the day working on a Habitat for Humanity project in the historical Settegast community in Houston. Settegast was first developed in 1892 by German immigrants William J and Julius J. Settegast, who had become interested in land speculation back in 1872.
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.
A new, ultra-sleek, modern apartment complex is opening soon in New Haven, CT, and they needed a dependable, efficient, and inconspicuous HVAC system to keep residents comfortable all year round. Carrier ductless systems were selected to meet the demands of the 55-unit complex without ruining the modern vibe. Read more
Since 2001, the old home of Joker’s Comedy Club in the Bricktown community of Oklahoma City has sat vacant, but it is currently under development to become a nonprofit multi-purpose event center, meeting area, and coffee shop. To help make the abandoned building more efficient, while making sure every individual space is able to remain comfortable, Carrier ductless systems were selected to provide the heating and cooling. Read more