Ron, Kurt and I just returned from another great Comfortech trade show and conference in St. Louis, MO. It truly is the best show for residential and light commercial contractors. It was an opportunity for HVAC contractors to learn from some of the best teachers in the industry, plus see the latest products and services from all the leading manufacturers. While the attendance grows every year, I am still amazed at the small percentage of contractors that actually attend and take advantage of this incredible resource.
Most of the equipment manufacturers had their new high efficiency equipment on display. I actually spent a little time in the American Standard booth seeing their new product line. I must say I was really impressed. I also reviewed new IAQ products from Honeywell, Aprilaire and General Aire. Honeywell has a new steam humidifier that contractors and homeowners are going to love, Aprilaire has updated their humidifier line and General Aire has a new hybrid UV light. As far as thermostats go, Honeywell has a new IAQ thermostat and White-Rodgers has thermostat with a wireless sensor. As we get more information on all these products we will be sure to pass it along to you.
This year at our booth we used our new display promoting our line of zone control products. It turned out great! We spent most of our time in the booth promoting our new Z-600 and Z-2000 zone control. Additionally the Warning Watchdog definitely got people’s attention. We met quite a few contractors and look forward to earning their business. We also had the opportunity to visit with several current customers and say “thank you” for their continued support.
We hope that all contractors will consider visiting us at the next Comfortech in Atlanta, GA. It will be September 10 – 13, 2008 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Thanks for blogging with us, Tom