As an HVAC contractor, you know how hard it can be to convince your customers to upgrade their HVAC equipment to more energy efficient models. You know how amazing these products are not only for saving money, but also for how they impact the environment. Getting customers to commit to the upfront costs can be challenging, though. Here is a look at just how much energy efficient equipment can save your customers, as well as additional benefits you can point out to help them make the change. Read more
VRF, or variable refrigerant flow, is one of the greatest and latest technologies to happen to the HVAC industry. With VRF, multiple indoor fan coils can be connected to one outdoor unit, and each one can be controlled independently. By strategically controlling the amount of refrigerant that is used throughout these indoor zones, several benefits can be achieved: Read more
When your customers are in the market for a new water heater, they essentially have two options: a traditional water heater that connects to electricity or gas, or a tankless water heater. While both pieces of HVAC equipment have the same ultimate function, they do not work the same way. Here is a closer look at the differences between the two so you can help your customers decide which one will work best for their needs. Read more
It is commonly believed that duct sealing is only beneficial if the leak occurs in an unconditioned space, such as an attic or basement. However, the Comfort Institute, in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA), released updated findings that prove otherwise. Rob McCracken, GCEA’s director of operations, reports that after initial data has been collected, they can say with confidence that duct sealing in conditioned spaces is equally important. Read more
Parkersburg Correctional Center in West Virginia was faced with a unique challenge: they needed to convert a hotel into a minimum-security correctional facility. Housing approximately 130 male offenders, there were many different areas that needed to be heated and cooled, yet the inmates could not have access to any controls, so the PTAC units traditionally used in hotels would not suffice. Additionally, due to the construction requirements, the new system had to be able to fit within the existing framework. Read more
Fagnan’s Furnace Service (EST. 1971) of Calgary, AB has been a CE Canada customer for over 20 Years. Always looking for way to make their business run more efficiently, Fagnan’s Furnace Service has integrated the CE website into their ordering process. In 2017, our customer has completed 86% of their orders online and are projecting for 98% in 2018.
Fairfax County is home to one of the largest school systems in Northern Virginia, and they are always on the lookout for new technologies to improve the energy efficiency of the schools while making them more comfortable for the students and teachers. One elementary school in the Fairfax County school district is Forestville Elementary, and since it was originally built in 1980, it was well overdue for an upgrade. Read more
The National Training Center offers the full training experience with classroom sessions and live operating equipment with hands-on activities.
If you are interested in multi-day training, please register for each section you would like to attend. The Class Descriptions are shown at the bottom of each calendar. Links are provided for each section of training (click on the date) on the calendar for additional details and registration information.
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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