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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 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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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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Are you different than your competitor?

This is what we all strive for in HVAC retail sales.Why would Mr. & Mrs. Homeowner choose me when most likely they have at least 3 bids and they are most likely confused? I gave them a Good, Better, Best offer so they can choose which system fits best into their budget. But wait a
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The War on Steel and Aluminum

“What You Need to Know” The sky is not falling, I promise. Although many fear negative ramifications from the new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, there are a few things to consider before you write off 2018 as a loss. The tariffs on imported metals took effect March 23rd, boasting a hefty 25% tariff
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This commercial energy management controller will blow your mind!

When building owners and operators are looking for a control system that will help their rooftops and split systems run more efficiently and will save them time & money, they are turning to ecobee. Ecobee has a very unique way of simplifying the user experience so much, that controlling your HVAC equipment has never been
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cfm Tech Tips – SSE (Simplicity Smart Equipment) Control Boards

York Commercial Equipment is currently manufactured with Simplicity SE controls. These controls are dynamic and versatile. An SSE Control Board can be programmed (in the Factory or the Field) for use in a Constant Volume unit, Variable Volume unit, Single Zone VAV unit, Fixed Variable (also known as Intelli-Speed), Reheat Unit, Split System Condensing Unit
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York’s Modulating Heat Pumps – The NEXT Thing for Ground Source Contractors! What?

What do YORK’s new Modulating Heat Pumps have to do with Ground Source? Quite a bit, it turns out. Here’s why – Ground Source Heat Pumps were successfully sold in areas where relatively inexpensive natural gas was unavailable and the only alternative was conventional air source heat pumps utilizing electric strip heat as the supplemental
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Airside economizers: Are they required on your project and are they a good investment?

Airside economizers are very simple in theory. Their function is to shut off the unit’s compressors and provide “free cooling” when the temperature outside is cold. Done, end of story. But trying to figure out if the local code requires one, and then trying to understand what type is required can leave you dazed and
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