Introducing: Vive Comfort

LIVE COMFORTABLY

With a tablet-style design and intuitive functionality, Vive™ products respond to every phase of life with corresponding comfort and style. Our cutting edge temperature management is wireless capable, easy to program and user-friendly, and it communicates with almost any HVAC system. Advanced technology and the large, blue LED display offer timeless appeal with contemporary flair. Experience the exclusive controls that bring maximum performance, efficiency and comfort into the home or commercial setting.

KEEP THE SAME WALL, UPGRADE EVERYTHING ELSE

Unlike competitive products that leave ghostly reminders of past installations,  Vive™ controls fit the existing vacancies left by old thermostats and are easy to install. The lineup includes industry-leading features like:

Easy-To-Read LED Display

Large backlit screens cast a modern blue display with stunning readability to make adjusting the temperature super simple.

5-year Warranty Coverage

To ensure peace of mind and enhance comfort, Vive™ thermostats come backed with the best warranty in the industry.

Multiple Installation Options

Putting in a Vive™ thermostat couldn’t be easier. You get to pick whatever works best from a full lineup of tethered and wireless options.

 

Residential and Commercial Flexibility

Whether home or office comfort is needed, Vive™ thermostats can control the space with perfect results.

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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Contractors across the country are closing sales around the clock with OnCall Air

Hundreds of HVAC contractors across the country are closing millions in sales every week through OnCall Air, the HVAC Sales platform that provides your customers with the buying experience they now expect. Contractors who use OnCall Air, close more sales, drive higher value and save precious time.

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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.  In addition, all of Boles Supply’s 19 associates will join the East Coast Metal Distributors team and the former Boles Supply’s locations will operate under the East Coast Metal Distributors brand.

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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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Meet Google Home Hub

One dashboard. One easy sell.
Help your customers control their connected home, and get things done from a single dashboard. With Google Home Hub, customers can manage their compatible smart home devices, including Nest Hello video doorbell, Nest Cam security cameras, and Nest thermostats. Offering Google Home Hub on each job is a simple way to build your connected home business.

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Klein Tools Helps HVAC Professionals With Tools Designed For Success On Every Jobsite

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.

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Chasing SEER – Right Off A Cliff

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.

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Stay Always In Control With The Daikin Comfort Control App

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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.

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