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HVAC for Tiny Houses: Choose Ductless to Make the Most of Your Customer’s Tiny House

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

Case Study for Fishburne Military School in Virginia

The Toshiba-Carrier VRF is an ideal HVAC technology to use in facilities that have varying cooling and heating requirements and limited access for ductwork or mechanical room space. Therefore, when the Fishburne Military School in Virginia approached R.S. Boyers 72 degrees Heating and Air Conditioning LLC to upgrade the HVAC system in their barracks, they turned to Carrier Enterprise to provide Toshiba-Carrier VRF systems to exceed their client’s expectations. Read more

Introducing Sensibo-Inside: Adding Wi-Fi Capabilities to Ductless

The long-anticipated Sensibo-Inside is about to hit the market and we couldn’t be more excited. This state-of-the-art device gives homeowners complete on-the-go control of their Ductless system. It brings a Smart Home to a new level, with no external settings or wire attaching required. The device is installed into your Ductless unit, a simple app downloaded, and the Sensibo-Inside is ready to go. Read more

Comparing HVAC Systems

AHRI System Builder Makes Comparing HVAC Systems a Breeze

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

r410a shortage

What You Need to Know About the R410a Shortage

You may have noticed that the price of R410a has recently increased, and you are probably wondering why. We are here to explain, but first, understand that the R410a price increase is an industry-wide issue. As you know, at CE we are always looking out for our customers, and as soon as we can lower the price of R410a, you can be assured that we will. Read more

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Parts & Supplies Spotlight: Yellow Jacket Flaring Tool #60278

Whenever we get our hands on a product that can save HVAC contractors time and money, we simply have to share it. Today, we are excited to show you the Yellow Jacket Deluxe Flaring Tool (model 60278). Designed to work flawlessly with new R-410A requirements, it takes the guesswork out of any flaring job. You can use the flaring tool with copper pipes ranging from 1/8” to 3/4” O.D. It works with a drill (the proper drill bit is included), or you can operate it manually. Read more

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5 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Many customers care about indoor air quality, but may not know the options available for improving it. “One of the hardest parts of selling products that clean up the indoor air for customers is initiating the conversation,” said Josh Pulis of Air Knight. After surveying the climate inside your customer’s home, and speaking with them about their issues, you can select from one (or more) of these five ways to improve their indoor air quality. Read more

VRF growing rapidly

VRF Market Increasing Exponentially: Set to Reach $24 Billion by 2022

Technology is changing the HVAC industry like never before. More specifically, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) is altering the way people heat and cool educational complexes, healthcare facilities, hotels, office buildings, and multi-family residences. According to MarketsandMarkets research company, the VRF market was worth over 11 billion dollars in 2015, and this figure is predicted to reach more than 24 billion dollars in just five years (by 2022). That equates to an 11.4% compound annual growth rate, which is pretty incredible. But when you look at the unbeatable versatility and energy efficiency that VRF systems provide, the exponential growth begins to make sense. Read more

matching HVAC systems - AHRI System Builder

Matching HVAC Systems Has Never Been Easier

Building HVAC systems for your customer is a daunting process, to say the least. From researching each individual product, to testing compatibilities, to figuring out accessories, and so much more, it’s safe to say you are spending way more time and effort matching HVAC systems than you would like. Now, with the help of the AHRI System Builder from CE, you can streamline the process of building HVAC systems, allowing you to get more work done in less time.

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contractors resist VRF technology

Why Are HVAC Contractors Resistant to VRF?

If you have used VRF (variable refrigerant flow) technology, you know how incredible it is. It is able to dramatically improve the efficiency of a variety of commercial spaces, including hospitals, universities, hotels, office buildings, and condominiums. However, not every HVAC contractor agrees that VRF is the next big thing—even though the stats disagree. In fact, many HVAC contractors have a plethora of reasons why VRF technology is not for them. Here is a look at the most common reasons HVAC contractors are hesitant to use VRF technology, and why these reasons are simply not justified. Read more