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

Standing in the middle: Retired US Army Sgt Legrand Strickland

We are proud to support the Gary Sinise Foundation and their R.I.S.E. program. We recently donated two complete Amana systems to help refurbish Retired US Army Sgt Legrand Strickland’s home.

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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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The ROI of Quality Field Service Software

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.

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Three Reasons for Heat Sequencer Failure

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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:

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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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5 Ways Technology is Changing the HVAC Industry

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.

5 Ways Technology is Changing the HVAC Industry
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Smart Indoor Comfort While Reducing Thermostat Compatibility Issues

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.

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