TEC and RenewAire Team Factory Visit

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.

 

TEC & NEC is Now Stocking Honeywell’s New Hydronic Zoning Panel

Honeywell has introduced a new hydronic zoning panel line for pumps and zone valves.

New with the HPSR (pump) and HPZC (zone valve) panels:

  • “C” common terminal for each thermostat. This allows simple connections for Wi-Fi stats requiring a common wire.
  • Compatible with most thermostats including power-stealing and electro-mechanical. This makes your installation more flexible.
  • LED status indicator lights visible with the cover on or off. This saves troubleshooting time.
  • Color coded wiring. This increases installation speed and decreases the chance of errors.
  • 5 year warrantee. Backed by Honeywell’s history of proven performance and product support.

All these features and benefits at a more competitive price than previous hydronic zone panels!

TEC/NEC will be stocking the HPSR101 (1 zone), HPSR103 (3 zone), HPSR104 (4 zone) & HPSR106 (6 zone) pump relays. The HPZC106 6 zone valve relay will also be in stock.

Carrier Duct Free Split Product Advancement

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.

MicroClean 95™ Whole Home Air Cleaner by Respicaire

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
  • Removes Micro-Particulates – smoke, lung damaging dust, pollen, animal dander, airborne mold, bacteria, spores & more
  • Green Energy – costs less than $5.00 per year to operate 24/7
  • Easy Servicing – replace the internal pads every 3-4 months
  • Quiet Performance with the polarized media for high efficiency performance

Additional Features and Benefits

  • Equipment Friendly – low static pressure – 0.15 w.g.
  • 24 Volt operation – green at 2 watts
  • 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!

Sincerely,

Nicole and David       

 

Respicaire for the Health of Indoor Air

At Respicaire, healthy indoor air is the mission. Respicaire designs and manufactures innovative products to cleanse, purify, and revitalize indoor air for your homeowners.

Why consider Respicaire:

  • Attacks Odors, Viruses, Bacteria, Microbials, Mold, VOC’s, & Particulates
  • Largest Surface Area of the Active Ingredient (Titanium Dioxide)
  • Dealer Programmable LCD Display with Annual Notification
  • Dealer Contact Information on the LCD Display
  • 3rd Party Tested
  • Field Adjustable Output for more or less Oxidation
  • Dual Voltage 120V or 24V that includes a Plug
  • Tandem Wiring for Multiple Units or Commercial Applications
  • Affordable Replacement Parts

TEC’s IAQ strategy has always been to have the right product for the application. Respicaire’s product offering fits perfectly by having many technologies under one brand. We are especially excited about the new Oxy 4 product which offers removal, cleansing, elimination, and treatment of particulates, microbials, pathogens, gases, and odors. 

For more information visit www.respicaire.com or contact Greg Joutras; greg.joutras@tecmungo.com or (815) 531-7414.

TEC & Magic Aire Exhibit at 2016 IASB Trade Show

On November 18th & 19th, TEC and Magic Aire hosted a booth at the Illinois Association of School Administrators & Illinois Association of School Boards 2016 Joint Annual Conference Exhibition. The booth exhibit featured the unique self-contained unit ventilator which incorporates packaged cooling and heating into a single unit, thus eliminating the added cost and maintenance for adding a remote condenser for cooling.

The unit has the highest part-load efficiency ratings in the industry due to a true variable speed compressor, as opposed to a 2-stage compressor like that of competitors. The sound is also a full 7 dB lower than older Magic Aire units. Models range from 2 to 5 tons and can include water, steam, electric heat or hot gas reheat. Models for 2017 include air and water source heat pumps.

School board members, facilities managers and engineers visited our booth and had the opportunity to appreciate this quiet and efficient unit. 

 

TEC Stocks IECC 2015 Energy Code Compliant Equipment

TEC stocks the largest array of commercial IECC 2015 energy code compliant equipment in the Chicagoland area.  Along with this we have the expertise to make sure the equipment we sell you meets the IECC 2015 energy code.

Stock in TEC’s Chicagoland Warehouses:

  • IECC 2015 Compliant Carrier and Bryant RTU’s up to 25 tons
  • IECC 2015 Compliant Carrier RTU’s with Staged Air Volume (SAV) for energy savings
  • Curb adapters matching Carrier and other competitors equipment
  • IECC 2015 Compliant Carrier and Bryant Split Systems up to 25 tons
  • IECC 2015 Compliant Code Compliant Economizers with Ultra Low Leak Dampers and Fault Detection
  • IECC 2015 Compliant Code Complaint Programmable Thermostats

 

 

TEC Partners with Respicaire

TEC has been active in the IAQ industry for years, constantly penetrating the latest in IAQ technology to bring to our network of contractors. Our searching has produced great results; bringing us to a novel partnership with Respicaire.

Respicaire is an IAQ manufacturer based in Toronto, Canada. Respicaire produces products that cleanse, sanitize, and purify indoor air. They offer a full line of IAQ products including filtration, UV lights, PCO based air purifiers, oxidation based air purifiers, and the brand new best in class Oxy 4 air purifier.

Due to their diverse line, Respicaire is a one stop shop and a great solution for any type of air purification challenge. Respicaire products not only work well and are easy to install, but they also have a unique LCD readout allowing the contractor to upload contact information, and providing replacement bulb information at the homeowner’s fingertips.

TEC’s IAQ strategy is to have the right product for any application. Respicaire’s product offering fits perfectly by having many different technologies under one brand. In particular, we are very excited about the new Oxy 4 product which that offers removal, cleansing, elimination, and treatment of particulates, microbials, pathogens, gases, and odors. 

For more information visit www.respicaire.com or contact Greg Joutras, Product Manager HVAC Solutions at greg.joutras@tecmungo.com  or (815) 531-7414.

 

Toshiba Carrier Introduces e Series VRF

Toshiba Carrier has revamped its entire VRF heat pump and heat recovery product line. The new e Series heat pump and heat recovery single modules come in 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 tons. These can be combined to create systems up to 38 tons with up to 64 indoor units. Carrier uses all inverter driven twin rotary compressors for high performance, reliability and efficiency.

The complete indoor unit lineup features 11 styles up to 8 tons. A new High Heating feature of the heat pumps produces up to 65% heating capacity at -10˚F and documented heat ratings to -13˚F.

Toshiba Carrier now has Multiport Flow Selector Boxes for Heat Recovery systems. This brings even more flexibility to piping its VRF systems. These can be used exclusively on VRF systems or in combinations with the single Flow Selector Units.

 

Key Features & Benefits

  • New! Up to 38 ton systems in both heat pump and heat recovery.
  • Single heat pump/recovery modules now in 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 tons.
  • Both 208/3 and 460/3 voltages.
  • Connect up to 64 indoor units to a triple module heat pump. Connected capacity up to 150%.
  • All inverter driven twin rotary compressors.
  • A full lineup of indoor units all in 208/1
  • New! Multiport Flow Selector Boxes for Heat Recovery!
  • I-VU compatible

A rollout of the Toshiba Carrier e Series is scheduled for this fall. Contact your TEC Territory Manager for more information.

Carel’s Latest Addition to the Electric Resistive Humidifier Lineup

The new heaterSteam range employs the features of the latest generation of Carel’s electronic controllers and uses Titanium heaters, thus representing a continuity solution in the development of heater humidifiers.

heaterSteam is the ideal solution for applications needing superior performance for controlling air humidity very accurately (±l%RH), mission critical service continuity using all types of feed water and ensuring connectivity tools able to anticipate remote management requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION CRITICAL DNA

The heating elements are made in titanium, designed to work with extreme aggressive water such as demineralized/deionized water with conductivity below 1 IJS/cm and softened water of up to 0° fH.

The reliability of the titanium in combination with the overheating protection (heaterSteam is the only humidifier on the market with heaters featuring temperature sensors) makes Carel solution ideal for applications where service continuity is essential such clean rooms, hospitals and museums.

In particular, it can work with treated water of any quality, including ultra-pure demineralized water, since titanium heating elements are not at risk of corrosion. This type of water, purified to an extreme, is used frequently in the pharmaceutical field and, due to its organoleptic characteristics, can be aggressive towards the materials normally used inside humidifiers.

The over temperature protection (unique to the market) and patented Anti-Foaming System are a further guarantee of the application’s reliability, whereas the modulating limit sensor prevents condensation from forming without compromising the accuracy of the system.

PERFORMANCE

heaterSteam titanium is the solution to relative air humidity control accuracy requirements. By using demineralized water Carel’s heater humidifier can meet humidity requirements with ±1% accuracy.

The production capacity modulation range from 0 to 100% in combination with the possibility of pre-heating the water inside the boiler means that heaterSteam is ready to respond to humidity requirements.

CONNECTIVITY

Another element that sets heaterSteam apart from the competitors is undoubtedly the state-of-the-art electronic controller. The Modbus and Bacnet communication protocols are available as standard on both the BMS serial output and Ethernet. The Carel communication protocol is available only through the BMS output. No additional electronic boards are therefore required.

The Ethernet connection can also be used to access the integrated web server on the local network. It is therefore possible to configure and monitor the units directly from a PC using a standard web browser.

heaterSteam is also tERA ready. Enabling the service via Ethernet connection permits remote monitoring and interaction with the unit.

FLEXIBILITY

heaterSteam process is the ideal solution for applications where reliability and flexible operation need to be combined with feed water characteristics that are not always controlled.

MODULARITY

Thanks to the Master/Slave “Endurance” function, the capacity of the humidifiers installed can be expanded without complicating the system. The “Endurance “function allows heaterSteam to control up to 19 further units via Ethernet.

SIMPLIFIED MAINTENANCE

The electronic controller exploits the mechanical characteristics of the heaters to perform thermal shock cycles in complete safety in order to remove any lime scale deposits from the heating elements. This results in longer routine maintenance intervals and greater cleanliness of the unit.

THE WIRELESS SENSORS

For installations where it is not possible to use standard wired sensors, when modifying existing installations for example, wireless sensors can be used. The connection is made via Carel Access Point using a maximum of 4 wireless sensors. The installation type is indicated in the figure below (in the case of 4 wireless room sensors)

For more information visit http://humidifynow.com/ and contact your TEC representative.