Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #6 View & Download Spec Sheets

East Coast Metal Distributors provides tools that you need to successfully complete a job. Start viewing and downloading specification sheets like a pro today! View and download specification, installation, warranty documents, consumer literature, and parts lists straight from our website or mobile app.

How to find Documentation or Specs online:

Step 1: Search and click on the the product that you need at www.ecmdi.com

Step 2: Once you are on ANY product page you can scroll down to the tab section located at the bottom of the page. Select the Documentation or Specifications tab, depending on what you are looking for.

Our Specifications tab allows you to view the attributes of a specific product. Listed attributes include size, weight, stage, seer, and more. Our product information team provides this data to ensure the product you are purchasing is right for your customer.

Our documentation tab provides a clear outline of performance and instruction for you and your team. These documents provide valuable information that can help ensure that you uphold the highest level of workmanship and customer satisfaction for every job. View and download installation instructions, consumer literature, submittal sheets, specification sheets, and warranty documents straight from our website.

Want to learn more? Contact your local salesperson/branch OR you can contact us directly here.

Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #5 Find AHRI Matchups

Save time by using our AHRI matchup took like a pro

Our website is a one-stop shop for creating an AHRI matchup. Skip the hassle of visiting multiple sites and find a matchup in one place. You will also be able to filter multiple matchup results, view matchup pricing, and add to cart.

Need to build a system while working in the field? Download our mobile app and build systems like a pro while on the job.

Follow these easy steps to streamline your process and make a customizable system today.

How to use our AHRI Matchup Tool:

1) Select the AHRI matchup tool at the top right hand corner of the page.

2) Select the type of equipment and brand.

 

3) Add filters to narrow down your search.

4) Select the equipment to view matched systems.

5) Select view system to view the matchup and pricing.

6) Select the matched system you would like to view and add to cart – your AHRI number will appear on your ticket.

Still have questions…a member of our digital team will be happy to help assist you if you have any questions.

Tech Tips: Indoor Air Quality Technologies and Applications

Indoor Air Quality is a convoluted topic on the best of days. The IAQ segment of the HVAC industry has grown tremendously overall and sees spikes of urgency during certain health crises like the annual flu season.

There are many types of IAQ technology available, and each possesses its own advantages and disadvantages. It is important to have knowledge of these technologies and be able to discuss opportune applications for them.

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Tech Tips: Ductless Logic – What that Wall Mounted Unit is Really Thinking

Ductless units or mini splits – they are the bane of many HVAC technicians. The units themselves are quiet, super-efficient, and work very well. Often, technicians will say something like, “I install a lot of these units and they generally work great, but honestly I have no idea what’s really going on inside those things.” It’s a fair enough statement. Most technicians are accustomed to contactors, relays, capacitors, AC voltage motors, and simple I/O controls. There is nothing simple in appearance about the inner workings of a ductless unit.

For starters, we have the board which is located next to a 2nd board which is then located above a 3rd board. There are no contactors or relays. The only capacitors are built into the control boards. Controls? Yes, we have controls, but not the traditional I/O kind we usually think about. Nope, these things talk back and forth. What are they saying? Who knows!

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Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #4 Manage and Pay Invoices

View your invoices and bills online in one place. It’s easy – login to your online account for a one stop shop for invoices/statements and payments.

Once you log into your online account select the invoices tab under “My Account”.

Once you have entered the Invoice Gateway you are able to manage and view all of your past and current invoices. You can even manage your setting to receive an email when a new bill is available, attach a PDF version, receive payment confirmation and sign up for paperless bills.

Want to get started today?… A member of our digital team will be happy to help assist you if you have any questions here.

Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #3 View/Accept Bids

Do you request bids from your ECMD Sales Rep? Login to your online account to review, accept, and add bids to cart.

Viewing and accepting bids is now easier than ever! Login to your online account at www.ecmdi.com to start accepting bids today. You can download the bid as a PDF or CSV(excel) file for future reference. Don’t want everything that is quoted on the bid all at once? Use the partial release feature to purchase the items as you need them.

Follow these easy steps to get started today!

1) Login to your ECMDI account

2) Select “Bids” from the “My Account” section in your Dashboard

3) Search by bid number or name and click “View Bid”

4) Add items to cart and checkout!

Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #2 View Inventory & Stock Levels

See inventory levels anytime, anywhere. Login to your account to view up to date inventory at your local branch.

Making sure the product you sell to your customer is in stock is an important part of any sale, which is why we make it easy to view inventory levels right from our website. Login to your online account at www.ecmdi.com to see inventory at your local branch, and the five closest to you. No more calling the branch to see if your products are in stock.

Green lettering, “In Stock”, indicates that the item is available for purchase at your local branch. Yellow lettering, “Available”, indicates that the item is available at a nearby branch to be purchased.

Working over the weekend or after our normal business hours? No problem! You can give the homeowner a quote on the spot and have the system ready for pickup the next business day.

Shop on the website 24/7 anytime, anywhere. Login today to take advantage of all our website has to offer.

Tech Tips Blog Post: Flame Sense

The flame sensor is a vital part of the modern-day gas furnace. It ensures that we do not allow gas through the furnace unless a flame has been established. Flame sensors operate via a process called flame rectification. This is the replacement to the previous era thermocouple and its accompanying standing pilot.

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2020 HVAC Industry Update

Welcome to 2020.

A New Year offers a fresh start and the hope of a successful year for business. The HVAC industry has been a very quickly evolving industry for many years; that pace does not seem inclined to slow. We face regularly increasing technology in the equipment being offered. Efficiency standards are constantly rising. The pool of quality technicians and installers is constantly shrinking. It really can feel like a roller coaster of a ride sometimes! Let’s look back at a major change in the past year and then discuss what is coming:

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ACHR NEWS Tips: White Slime Is No Match for an Educated HVAC Technician

Techniques for technicians to remediate bacterial invaders

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PROTECTIVE COATING: The slime that technicians find in an HVAC system is typically a coating that protects the bacteria colony growing inside of it, according to Donald Prather, technical services manager, ACCA.

HVAC technicians have enemies in the fight for comfort — wet bulb, duct pressure, system imbalance, the list continues. An old nemesis, however, continues to lurk in the system in the form of slime. It’s not the green ectoplasm left behind by creatures from the classic “Ghostbusters” movie; it’s a white substance that clogs the HVAC system and stops it from running properly. This is when customers tromp down to the basement, or wherever their systems are located, to investigate the reason for their discomfort. There, they find white globs of an unidentified slimy substance — the sight of which can turn even the strongest of stomachs. Reaching for the phone, who are they going to call? Tech-nicians.

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