A Year In Review: Our Favorite Blog Posts Of 2018

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Pictured: Gordon Ferrell, President of the East Division at East Coast Metal Distributors and Joey Boles, President/Owner of Boles Supply.

East Coast Metal Distributors Acquires Boles Heating & Air Supply, Inc.

East Coast Metal Distributors has acquired Boles Heating & Air Supply, Inc. and its three locations in Fayetteville, Aberdeen and Boone, NC.

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East Coast Metal Distributors Donates Two Amana Units To Gary Sinise Foundation

We donated two complete Amana systems to help refurbish Retired US Army Sgt Strickland’s home.

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Temp Rise

Most forget this crucial area when doing heating equipment check-ups. Are you?

A crucial area that is often overlooked on a gas furnace is the temperature rise. The temperature rise across a gas furnace is like ensuring that your vehicle has plenty of coolant in the radiator.

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Three Reasons for Heat Sequencer Failure

As heating season continues, HVAC professionals might see an increase in service calls from customers who say that their heat has stopped working or won’t turn on. One of the most common problems identified is heat sequencer failure.

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Nov 29 2018 Website Updates – Checkout Enhancements

On November, 28 2018 we made three enhancements to our checkout process to improve usability and functionality.

Highlights for Website Updates

  1. Customers can now choose a default delivery method for all orders, reducing the number of clicks required in the checkout process.
  2. We have updated the colors for inventory messaging (i.e., In Stock, Available, Out of Stock) on our Checkout page to match the colors across the website.
  3. Added messaging to our Checkout buttons to confirm that the button has been clicked and the website is working.

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Nov 19 2018 Website Updates – Checkout Enhancements

Between November 13 and 19 we made a few website updates to improve usability and performance.

Highlights for Website Updates

  1. Updated our Checkout process with a focus on performance and usability (Nov 19).
  2. Display Pending Orders only in the Order Approval section (Nov 13).
  3. Fixed an issue where the selected branch did not update when using the branch selector in Checkout (Nov 13).

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Oct 24 2018 Website Updates – AHRI Enhancements

On October 24, 2018 we made a few website updates to our AHRI System Matchups tool to improve usability and functionality.

Highlights for Website Updates

  1. Added a new filter for INDOOR UNIT (Air Handler, Furnace, Indoor Coil)
  2. You can now add up to 5 additional filters beyond the default STOCKED AT MY BRANCH filter
  3. Added the AIR FLOW (e.g., Horizontal, Upflow / Horizontal, Multi-Position, etc.) attribute to the AHRI matchups list and as a potential filter

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