High-tech installations continue to grow in popularity in both residential, commercial and industrial environments, offering new opportunities and challenges for the trades. In fact, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, projects the employment rate for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers alone to grow up to 15 percent by 2026. This is largely in part due to the increase in demand for energy-efficient climate control systems. To help meet this growing demand of complex jobs, Klein’s team has worked to manufacture the tools needed to efficiently get the job done, resulting in tools designed specifically with HVAC professionals in mind.
With each season’s change, it can take a little time for technicians to adjust. It seems every summer we forget all about how heating systems work and every winter we purge the concept of the cooling cycle from our consciousness. Therefore, the first few weeks become an adjustment period where it requires extra focus to remember the fundamentals of gas pressure, temperature rise, sequence of operation, flame rectification, etc.
Recently, I have spoken with quite a few technicians and company owners on the topic of furnace short cycling.
The Daikin Comfort Control App allows users to control their Daikin systems with a compatible phone or tablet from anywhere they have a data or wireless connection. This is purchased as a kit and is field installed to operate most Daikin single and multi-zone systems while also providing a much more cost-effective alternative to a wi/fi wall controller.
If you’ve been in the field service industry for a while, you know how important it is to use quality management software. A good tool allows you to coordinate many components of field operations from a single platform. For instance, the five most requested features of a field service management (FSM) solution include scheduling, work order management, job in progress tracking, job management, and service history tracking. Any decent field service tool at least manages those five things and does it will.
As cold weather approaches and heating season enters, 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.
Several issues can contribute to the failure of this part:
New technology, such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, are changing the heating and air conditioning industry in every way. To keep up, HVAC professionals need to understand how customers are using this new technology to monitor their energy usage and plan equipment maintenance. Here are five technology trends that are impacting HVAC companies.
Wouldn’t it be great to create a smart indoor comfort system that can offer customized energy-efficient performance, minimize compatibility issues with thermostats, and offer many more thermostat choices? Of course.
Enter ComfortBridge™ Technology
Factory-installed into select Goodman brand gas furnaces and air handlers, ComfortBridge™ technology moves the communications that is usually found in the thermostat, securely into the HVAC equipment. The algorithms gather HVAC system performance data and, if necessary, automatically make smart adjustments to help minimize the amount of energy used to cool or heat a home.
As the summer heat slowly begins to fade, the cool breeze of fall will meander into the area. Many of us will begin to shift our focus to heating equipment check-ups. These can be a bit monotonous in the early days of fall, but the most important time to check a heating system is before it endures regular run time through the winter.