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HVACR Contractors Use Financing in Their COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

By Joel Cannon, SVP of Sales and Marketing at EnerBank USA The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we do business, and the economy took a severe hit from the response to slow the spread. Fortunately, the HVACR industry was declared essential, but that didn’t mean it was business as usual. In some cases, extra time at home has meant customers noticed the deficiencies in their homes like a malfunctioning HVAC unit. Homeowners and businesses are… Read More

Carrier Infinity Whole Home Air Purifier Helps Eliminate Coronavirus in Filtered Air

Testing by the University of Colorado Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering found that the Carrier Infinity air purifier with Captures & Kills technology inactivates 99% of coronavirus trapped on the filter. Other third-party testing has concluded that this technology also inactivates 99% of select viruses and bacteria trapped on the filter, such as a common cold virus surrogate, Streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR),… Read More

Bard’s I-TEC Indoor Unit and ASHRAE’s Guidelines for HVAC in Classrooms

Bard HVAC Classroom Units may help reduce the spread of airborne diseases. A recently published ASHRAE technical paper issued to inform and educate consultants, architects and facility managers on mitigating airborne infectious diseases in educational facilities / classrooms provides the following strategy for HVAC systems. These guidelines are provided in an ASHRAE Position Documentation on Airborne Infectious Disease in HVAC Applications, August 2020 and ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Schools & Universities (Updated July 17,… Read More

Preparing for Reopening Schools

Contributed by Howard Weiss, ESCO Group Executive Vice President Across the United States, leaders are discussing various options for safely re-opening their schools. While these individuals, who represent both government and education departments, debate the merits of face-to-face, online, and blended learning options, all while social distancing, one must first realize there is no one size fits all solution. The teaching requirements of preparing primary, secondary, and post-secondary content-delivery methods are vastly different, let alone… Read More

The TRUTH About HVAC Systems Spreading Viruses Like COVID-19

By Wes Davis The SARS-CoV-2 virus that leads to COVID-19 has been blamed for the deaths of more than 170,000 Americans. A great deal of research has been done to evaluate the virus, its epidemiology, and how it can be transmitted from one person to another. There are some who want to sensationalize recent scientific research and lay some blame for the spread of the virus on HVAC systems. This blog article reviews several studies… Read More

Welcome to the Only Furnace that Includes COVID-19 Killing Technology

If nothing else, the COVID-19 pandemic has made people much more clued in about safety and cleanliness in their daily lives. That should also extend to the air in our homes and it does with Canadian-made Napoleon® furnaces. “An inadequate heating and cooling system can create a risky situation in a home,” says Stephen Schroeter, co-Chief Executive Officer of Napoleon®. “Pathogens like viruses, bacteria and other airborne contaminants can re-circulate and be transferred between rooms. Read More