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Have a FER-tastic Fall!

Have a FER-tastic Fall!

After the July fireworks, HVAC contractors went back to work with a new standard in place.  The Department of Energy’s FER (Fan Energy Rating) standard went into effect on July 3rd.

So how will you market these higher priced products to homeowners who are already gripping about system costs?

You get out ahead of it!

How do you do that?  You educate.

Education is how you differentiate yourself from the pack.

And the FER standard gives you a golden opportunity to enlighten your customers on what this new Federal law means to them in terms of efficiency. … Read On!

Load Calculations Matter

Load Calculations Matter

Guest Blogger: Chris Morin, Owner & Founder, HVAC Pro Blog

‘Hi, my name is______, and I don’t do Load Calculations.’

Just for the record, I have completed more than my fair share of Manual J Load calculations.  Don’t get me wrong; I have tried all of the short cuts in my 20+ years in the industry!  What I have found is that not a single short cut helps you, and will come back to haunt you, to include this one!  Never mind the fact that Manuals J, S, and D are Residential Code Requirements across the U.S. as part of the International Residential Code (IRC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and International Mechanical Code(s) (IMC).… Read On!