Icon Building Group of Kildeer, Illinois has been implementing Carrier equipment in their homes for several years via Tempco Heating and Cooling. While high-efficiency ECM motors and condensing furnaces are standard requirements in an Icon home, some projects require system designs that go above and beyond a standard installation.
Lot 1 at Icon’s Elm Estates subdivision is a shining example of great residential design and equipment installation execution. The 9,435 SF home, which consists of an entirely custom design by Icon to meet the homeowner’s exacting specifications, features three levels of high-end finishes and planning innovation. Rather than being an afterthought, the home’s mechanical space is a destination in and of itself, with systems for water treatment and heating, A/V and HVAC working in harmony. This room features two Carrier air distribution systems, as well as IAQ products, serving the lower two levels of the house. TEC had the unique opportunity to see “behind the walls” as the project was underway. From the basement mechanical room to the attic system serving the upper-level bedrooms, this well thought out HVAC layout is sure to provide homeowner comfort from the move-in day for years to come.
TEC is the Midwest’s largest supplier of HVAC equipment,
with solutions for a full range of building types, from multifamily to large,
single-family custom work, as well as commercial projects.
During the freezing winter days that gripped the Midwest earlier this year Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook, IL was having issues heating the sitting area behind the hitting zone where patrons gathered with refreshments.
The Mistwood Golf Dome is held up by two large make up air units (direct fired gas heat) and the first floor was heated with in-floor hydronic radiant heating systems. However, it was still getting cold in both this area and the second level of the hitting areas.
They came to Greg Tomsick of TEC (a Bolingbrook resident) for a solution. He recommended 13 Schwank Electric Infrared Heaters since the ceiling was too low for tubular infrared system and a hydronic heating system that was already in place couldn’t keep up with the demanding cold weather.
Greg worked with MDC Mechanical based out of Sugar Grove, IL to do the installation, and both agreed that the Schwank Electric Infrared Heaters were the perfect product for this type of application.
Since completing the installation, Mistwood Golf Dome has been one satisfied customer, all while enjoying a comfortable 72 degrees in their seating area!
Last month RenewAire hosted TEC customers and employees at their new LEED Gold office and manufacturing facility in Waunakee, WI. Participants were awarded PDH hours during this visit and helpful knowledge to pass on.
It was a two day event that started with a tour and tasting at the Ale Asylum Brewery in Madison, where everyone was delighted with the brew master’s concoctions and a host of tasty hors d’oeuvres. As a special treat everyone was shown the refrigeration side of the brewing process, which was to the delight of the HVAC team!
The next day started bright and early with RenewAire’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Nick Agopian giving a brief history of the company, and how they are represented in the world of IAQ. He stressed the importance of better air quality for the health and well-being of the world population. Up next was Product Manager Nishant Kanapilly; his main focus throughout the first part of his presentation was Federal and State codes and standards, and how they are encouraging everyone to go beyond the requirements for better IAQ. In the second part of the presentation he touched on the importance of zero air cross leakage and how the Energy Recovery Ventilator can affect payback.
This was the perfect time for Technical Support Manager, Dave Baldus to discuss how to utilize RenewAire. He spoke about installation faux pas and maximizing performance. For the participants to fully grasp RenewAire’s products and their performance, a factory tour showcasing the new production facility and LEED Gold HVAC plant took place. One of the highlights was a viewing of their new Dedicated Outdoor Air System that combines an ERV, heating and cooling in one system.
The day finished with Nishant and Nick giving a demonstration of their new CORES software selection tool that distributors, engineers and contractors have at their disposal.
All who attended this visit found it to be an informative and worthwhile day. Participants expressed that their visit will generate new ideas and sales. Future visits will be available.
For more information on RenewAire follow the link.
How do you get a 24’x8’x6’ PoolPak SWHP190SR dehumidification unit through a 6’ wide door?
Hugh Flack was brought on as Facility Director at the school in 2017 and when he found that the existing PoolPak unit was due for replacement he contacted TEC. Jay DeStefano, Territory Manager and John Peloza, Product Manager met with the school and its Engineer, Wold Architects & Engineers, to help with the project. TEC was able to replicate the original unit with improvements such as variable frequency drives and premium efficiency fan motors. Wold also improved air distribution and quality with new duct work.
A problem arose when they were trying to figure out how they were going to get this huge piece of equipment through a 6′ wide door. The answer was piece by piece using PoolPak’s Build on Site program. PoolPak is unique with this offering. The unit was built at the factory and packed onto skids. A factory crew of four builders was sent to the job site to assemble the unit in four days. This crew was followed up by a factory startup technician and a TEC factory trained technician. The project timeline was tight, as most school summer projects tend to be. The general contractor, Irving Construction Company and the mechanical contractor C. Acitelli Heating & Piping Contractors worked together to get the pool back in operation on time.
TEC is the representative for PoolPak in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Please contact your Territory Manager for more information.
TEC is pleased to announce our partnership with Schwank Group. Schwank is based in Germany and has USA headquarters in Waynesboro, GA. Founded in 1933, Schwank invented infrared radiant heating and is the largest producer of infrared products in the world.
Schwank has a large selection of products that can meet the needs of the infrared community, such as:
High intensity heaters
TEC also has exclusive rights to Schwank’s applied products which include ultra-high efficiency high intensity heaters, high efficiency tubular heaters, commercial air curtains and ThermoControl Plus which allows control of the units from the building BMS system.
Carrier continues to improve its duct free split product and accessories.
This summer season stay tuned as new control options for Carrier MA*R Performance Level equipment become available. For single zone systems, the 24v Interface Kit will allow the use of any 5 wire thermostat, such as a COR thermostat with WIFI capability.
For both single zone and multi zone systems Carrier has introduced the Sensibo direct WIFI for smart phones. Sensibo allows you to control MA*R single zone and MGR multi zone systems. It mounts inside the indoor units and connects with a simple wire harness.
Duct free split systems are perfect for year round use with heating performance as low as -22˚ and cooling performance is among the most efficient available.
Contact your TEC representative or Territory Manager for more information. We have ample inventory to serve all of your needs this cooling season.
If financing was not available 26% of homeowners would go to a similar business that does offer financing. Microf provides competitive and convenient rent-to-own solutions with instant approval decisions. While traditional credit score based options only approve ~75% of all applications, Microf & TEC contractors provide a 94% approval rate & 59% close rate.
Microf is exclusive to TEC dealers
Microf offers lease purchase solutions with minimum financial requirements needed for approval (unlike traditional lenders with rigid credit based scoring models).
Microf is able to say “Yes” where traditional credit based options have to tell your customer “No.”
Microf provides a way for you to help that customer in need and add incremental sales for your business
Microf offers flexible and affordable payment arrangements to consumers with multiple discount opportunities
TEC has covered the program costs of Microf to provide it to dealers at no cost
For more information contact your TM or TEC representative.
Learn even more about Microf Financing through their webinar series. Webinars will be held every Tuesday 3 pm CST and Thursday at 9 am CST with a Microf representative. Email email@example.com for more information.
The Respicaire MicroClean 95® is a new generation of Hybrid Polarized Media Air Cleaners that combine two processes to maximize air cleaning efficiency. The MicroClean 95® works on the simple principle of electro-magnetic attraction to remove harmful, airborne particulates from your indoor air. This includes particles as small as .001 microns.
Why MicroClean 95 Air Cleaner?
50% of the US market DEPENDS on the 1” application
Product with Health Benefits – helps with Respiratory issues, Allergies and Asthma
95% efficiency at 0.3 micron supported by AHRAE Test – MERV 10/11 & up
18 Standard Sizes, Many Custom Sizes as well as Geothermal Sizes available
Sealed Powerheads for moisture and heat protection
5 Year Warranty
HVAC trade only Product – Not Available in Retail
Residual Business – Replacement Media Pads
What Homeowners are Saying about Respicaire
Several years ago my husband and I bought our second “new to us” home. At the time we had a young toddler and were expecting our second shortly after having moved in. As we settled into our home we started to notice that there was a constant build-up of dust. It seemed like a never ending battle, especially in areas near the vents. We were changing our filters regularly and had had the furnace checked when we moved in – it was considered to be in good condition and was well maintained.
Fast forward a few months and our newborn son started presenting a constant cough. We were diligent in our dust management but still, the problem presented. After months of non-stop respiratory related illnesses, he was prescribed puffers. This was not okay with me, I felt like there had to be something we could do to improve our son’s health.
During this time as we researched options we were introduced to the possibility that our HVAC system may be a part of the problem. After discussing options, we elected to move forward with Respicaire’s UV purifiers and electronic air cleaners.What a difference! If we had known we would have installed this before our son was born! The hacking and coughing stopped.
Fast forward another eight years and my son is no longer using puffers or vulnerable to constant chest infections. The air in the home smells fresh and dust is no longer a problem, unless of course we don’t clean it….
In the end our big learning was that a healthy homestead includes clean air! Thank you Respicaire!
Solving challenging HVAC/R problems is your job. Helping you get the right parts, supplies and equipment you need is ours. Whether it is for warranty repairs for Carrier and Bryant equipment or for non-warranty repairs on any make or brand of equipment, the Carrier & Bryant Service Technician Apps can help identify the right part.
Search by scanning serial bar code, entering serial number or entering model number
Quickly locate parts list for equipment
View relevant technical literature for equipment
Lookup warranty entitlement and service history based on serial number
Locate the nearest Parts Sales Center and get directions
Selection and Cross-reference tool for Totaline parts
Ability to create jobs and add parts to jobs so that the order can then be emailed
With all these great new features now included in the Carrier & Bryant Service Tech Apps we will be decommissioning the following apps on 12/7/16. Please be sure to download and install the new apps at your soonest convenience as to not miss out!
Carrier/Bryant Technical Literature app
Carrier/Bryant eInfo app
Carrier/Bryant Ductless & VRF app
Both apps can now be downloaded from the Apple App and Google Play stores.