Category: Cooling

Selling Comfort Through Controls

Selling zoning systems and smart thermostats is easier than you might think. Homeowners want to be comfortable and save energy. Zoning systems and smart thermostats provide both of these benefits. And just by observing and asking a few simple questions, you can easily sell comfort through controls. When speaking with homeowners, analogies to other familiar […]

12 Technical Rules of Thumb for Installing Zoning

1. In most cases, it will not be necessary to modify the duct sizing when installing a zoning system. 2. It is good practice to size the smallest zone to handle approximately 25% of the system CFM. 3. Never undersize ductwork. 4. Upsizing registers in the smallest zone to the next larger size should be […]

New Honeywell Talking Thermostat

The new Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000 universal thermostat with voice control features voice activated recognition and control, allowing the temperature setting to be adjusted in the home by talking to the thermostat. This thermostat uses “Far-Field Voice Technology”, so it recognizes voice commands from across the room, even in a busy home. With the same great […]

12 Technical Rules of Thumb for Installing Zoning

1. In most cases, it will not be necessary to modify duct sizing when installing a zoning system. 2. It is a good practice to size the smallest zone to handle approximately 25% of the system CFM. 3. Never undersize the ductwork. 4. Upsizing registers in the smallest zone to the next larger size should […]

Zoning Selling Tips

1. Look for finished basements, add-on rooms or other additions where comfort may be a problem 2. Ask homeowners if there are particular areas in the home that are too hot or too cold. 3. If the homeowner is seeking a second system for their home, zoning may be a more cost effective option. 4. […]

New E-Commerce Site Makes Ordering Easier

We recently updated the look and navigation of our Web site to make it easier to find the great products you are searching for. A large part of this upgrade was improvements to our online ordering system. The new E-commerce tool is easier to use and contains more information about your account. With the new […]

Settlement Agreement Reached in Regional Standards Lawsuit

The HVAC industry has been dealing with regional standards legislation for the efficiency of heating and cooling equipment. This battle has been waged for over 5 years now with some hope of resolution with this new settlement agreement. Awaiting court approval, this settlement agreement would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and restart the rulemaking […]

AHRI Releases December 2013 Shipment Data

AHRI recently released the December 2013 data on U.S. shipments of heating and cooling equipment. For December 2013, warm air furnaces are up 17.4%, driven by gas furnaces. Oil furnace shipments are down for this time period. YTD warm air furnaces are up 16.0%. Air conditioning and heat pump shipments were also up for December […]

HVAC Business Boot Camp Open for Registration

If Greg McAfee can do it…in Dayton, Ohio, you can too! Greg made an investment of $274.00 and worked to become the leading HVAC service provider in an area that’s been deemed one of the ten worst places to do business in the United States, Dayton, Ohio. Learn how he went from his humbling beginnings […]

EPA Hearing on HCFC Allocation, Article courtesy ICOR International

On December 23rd, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule titled, “Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export (2015-2019).” This rule, when finalized, will determine the amount of HCFCs, and in particular, R-22, that can be produced and imported over the next five […]

AHRI Releases September 2013 US Shipment Data

AHRI recently released the September 2013 data on U.S. shipments of heating and cooling equipment. For September 2013, warm air furnaces are up 6.8%, driven by gas furnaces. Oil furnace shipments are down for this time period. YTD warm air furnaces are up 17.4%. Air conditioning and heat pump shipments were also up for September […]

Performance Contracting

Energy savings is top-of-mind as we move into what could be a very harsh winter in some parts of the United States. This paired with the growing consumer demand for “green” products is driving many HVAC contractors to performance-based contracting. By viewing the house as a system, these contractors open up a new revenue stream […]

Contractor Educates Their Community on Preventative Maintenance

Goff Heat and Cooling in Kirbyville, MO was recently featured in their local newspaper, Branson Tri-Lakes News. They used this opportunity to educate homeowners in their area about the importance of preventative maintenance. The article provides excellent tips to consumers, but also valuable information on selling these agreements to consumers. We wanted to share this […]

A Long Cold Winter Predicted

This blog post is courtesy of Jaymie Hunckler, Account Manager at Jackson Systems. Stock up on your hats and gloves now (or rather your hot surface igniters and thermocouples); winter is just around the corner! If you’re an advocate of the Farmer’s Almanac, prepare now – this winter is going to be a doozy! Calling […]