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Can you mix R-410a and R-22 equipment?

“Can you install an R-410a condensing unit matched with an R-22 evaporator coil?”We get asked this question often, so we thought it would be helpful to write a post about it. So, if you replace an R-22 condensing unit with an R-410a machine, do you have to replace the evaporator coil?Now for everyone’s FAVORITE answer…maybe.First let’s talk
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How do you fix a humidity problem?

Humidity, the 8th wonder of the world, is a tough nut to crack. Unlike sensible heat transfer, it’s very difficult to measure its movement into buildings through cracks, doorways, and other openings.But, there are ways to combat these higher than expected humidity levels.Here are 11 ways to decrease the relative humidity in your space. The answer could be one of
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How many tons of air conditioning is this DX or Chilled Water coil?

If you are measuring a Direct Expansion (DX) or Chilled Water coil in the field, or just quoting a replacement coil, you can quickly estimate its nominal tonnage based on the square footage of the FIN area of the coil. This is a useful “rule of thumb”, which will help ensure that you have all the
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How much system water per ton of cooling for process chillers?

Did you know that York recommends a MINIMUM of 6 gallons of system water per ton of cooling for process chillers? This is double the amount of water that York recommends for standard air conditioning or comfort cooling applications. See the attached engineering supplement from York for more details!

What’s in a slogan

“Melts in your mouth, not in your hand”“The few, the proud, the Marines”“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”These are just a few memorable slogans that we all know. Why? They are catchy, short, and it allows us to connect with the brand.Having a slogan produces many benefits and companies of all sizes can and
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How to avoid or fix a humidity problem

One of the problems that we run into during the summer months is “Our space humidity is too high”.Or, “We would like to design our space temperature and humidity to be “68 degrees and 45% RH,” for example.The purpose of this post is to help you quickly determine if standard unitary equipment will do the
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Are rooftops a commodity? Maybe.

Are rooftops a commodity?Maybe.But there is a lot to think about when replacing an existing unit, or doing a design/build job.Is quick and easy access important? Maybe we should look at a unit with hinged and toolless access and a slide out blower. Is comfort critical? Maybe we should look at more cooling stages and
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HOW-TO Access Your UPGnet Profile and Change A Password

 “Can you reset my UPGnet.com password?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from our dealers. With technology hacking these days, a strong password is vital to keeping information secure. But it can also be annoying when every website you use has different password requirements and different expirations. Most people take advantage
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Get In The Millennial State of Mind

Millennials are the digital generation, they’re smart, savvy and socially conscious and they make up the largest generation today, with estimated 79-80 million members. Why is this important to your business? The larger the population, the bigger the impact on culture, opportunities, behavior, trends and so much more. If they don’t fall within your businesses
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EER, IEER, SEER, IPLV, HSPF… What do all of these efficiency terms REALLY mean

EER, IEER, SEER, IPLV, HSPF… You have probably seen all of these terms before and never even thought of what the heck they stand for, or why you would care to look at one over the other. In order to look out for the best interest of the building owner, however, it is important that
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3 Must-Haves for a Great Logo

Did you know that your logo is one of the most important parts of your company? It is the first thing someone sees when they are looking for a service or some sort of consumer goods. It is the face of your company. Think about it, your logo goes on your website, your business cards,
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What is the difference between Marketing Strategy and Advertising Tactics?

Many small to medium size businesses struggle with how to find the right advertising tactics to meet their marketing strategies or objectives. Let’s define what each of these terms mean and then you can determine the road map to implement your marketing strategy and the advertising tactics to achieve your goals. A marketing strategy is
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