For over 60 years, contractors have trusted Nashua tapes for their toughest jobs. Nashua delivers quality tape products for general purpose applications, building and construction, and HVAC. The Nashua brand is recognized by consumers for its adhesion strength, quality, and consistency.
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The current International Code Council standards (IRC & IMC), which are updated every three years, specifically require the use of tapes “listed” and “labeled” in accordance with 181A-P for Fiberglass Duct Board and 181B-FX for Flexible Duct installations. Underwriters Laboratories is an independent safety certification company that writes these 181 standards. Nashua Tape proudly partners with UL to ensure our products are LISTED and that they tested and regularly audited to ensure consistent compliance with the performance and safety standards set forth by the code.
Want to know more about Nashua’s tapes for Flexible Duct, Fiberglass Duct Board, and Rigid Metal Duct Installations?
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The Resideo Pro PERKS Loyalty Program is a tier-based rewards program that offers your company the ability to earn points with every dollar spent on Resideo products, along with a collection of benefits that can help you reinvest in your business.
The program is open to all contractors in the HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing industry. And right now, Resideo is running a special promo for East Coast Metals customers — sign up for Pro PERKS by May 31, 2021, and you could win $1,000 in PERKS points.
The most important take away from this blog is change. your. oil.
The proper oil in a vacuum pump acts as a blotter and absorbs all of the moisture and non-condensables. As the oil becomes saturated with these contaminants, the efficiency of the pump is dramatically reduced.
Maintaining clean oil in the pump ensures that the pump will operate at peak efficiency and prolong its life.
I don’t know about you, but I can say comfortably that I do not find myself in the position of having thousands of dollars I want to dispose of. If you find yourself in a different position, please contact me and I will be happy to help you relieve yourself of those burdensome funds. I am using that statement because I know we can all never agree on the exact “average” cost of a Ductless AC installation, but I feel confident we can all agree that the number is over $1000. My point being that the price point means I am not interested in just “throwing it away” at the first sign of trouble. These machines or appliances are not disposable. They can be maintained, and they can be repaired. However, both of those concepts must begin with us doing something that many of us feel uncomfortable with … opening the machine up.
Hello, my name is Matt and I fear that I am an entry-level Smart Home Addict. I’m not full-blown mind you … more of recreational user that can see the eventual descent into hopeless addiction. Now, in full disclosure, none of the above is meant to make light of serious addictions or anyone who suffers from one. Rather, the point I am making is that smart home products start with just one often time and then can quickly lead to many. Now I am not what anyone would consider a “techie” person, despite being a millennial. I do not Facebook, Twitter, Tik-Tok, Instagram, or… Myspace. I know how to use computers and smartphones, but outside of using them professionally, I am not one to be found casually utilizing technology.
Recently I received a phone call from a colleague who had a client proposing a dual fuel HVAC system to a homeowner. This homeowner was both technically capable and very inquisitive. He wanted to accurately quantify the cost difference between heating with a gas furnace versus a heat pump. The question was simple enough, but when I was asked for the answer… I stammered. I did not actually have a straightforward solution. This bothered me a lot, and my mind had two thoughts, which were equally bothersome:
“If I cannot explain something clearly, then I myself do not truly understand it.”
“In GOD I trust; everyone else must provide data.”
My curiosity had to be satisfied. So, I went digging on the internet… and nothing was clearly quantified. However, I did find the formulas needed to answer my question. So, let’s dive into the topic of gas versus a heat pump and look at some real math on the costs. To start, we have to look at all costs in the same format. I choose to compare everything to natural gas heat and look at this through the cost per BTUH. All utility costs are based on my specific area and are clearly identified so this math could be adjusted based on your utility costs.
See the problem before the call to plan the right service
In these challenging times of physical distancing, contractors need to safely make service calls at homes and businesses. HVAC and plumbing maintenance and repairs are an essential service. Reducing the risk for technicians and customers is critical.
Here are a few ways that businesses can use remote monitoring to keep techs and customers safe.
Don’t miss out on this money-making opportunity. Contractors who bundle smart home products with Amana brand system purchases stand to make more per job.
The Amana brand has a rich history of creating hassle-free living environments for its customers. Whether it be creating appliances that changed the American household or creating modern, state-of-the-art HVAC systems that pair well with smart home products – the comfort of Amana customers always comes first.
That’s why Amana brand equipment makes a perfect match with Google Nest smart home products. Google Nest smart home products are designed to create a hands-free, helpful home for customers using voice-activated devices to control thermostats, appliances, security products, and lighting.
Contractors who bundle smart home products with Amana brand system purchases stand to make more per job. Demand for smart home options is growing, and customers are continually asking for smarter solutions to save on utility bills and make their busy lives a little easier to manage.
Over the years perhaps you have noticed price volatility in the refrigerant market. Price fluctuations can make users feel concerned about whether they are getting fair pricing on their refrigerants, and wonder why the prices are not more stable. Stated simply, the reason refrigerant prices fluctuate is because they are a commodity item.
2016 AHRI Guideline N Specifies Silk Gray on all Refrigerant Containers by 2020
In 2016 some significant changes to refrigerant paint color designations were recommended by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerant Institute (AHRI). In their Guideline N, Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors, AHRI reversed conventional long-term practice in the industry. Previous AHRI Guidelines had specified industry-standardized Pantone paint colors of all refrigerant gases to help handlers immediately identify gases on sight.