The Evolution of Spring Maintenance Products

May 09, 2024

As an HVAC professional, you want to provide the best possible service for your customers. To do so, it pays to use the most up-to-date products on the market. While products used in routine spring tune-up calls may change very little, some essential products have significantly improved in recent years.

“As a full-service wholesale supplier, F.W. Webb is able to support HVAC professionals with our deep industry expertise,” says Art Osborn, Director of Residential and Light Commercial Sales for F.W. Webb Company. “We’re well informed about the latest product developments and can guide our customers to the latest preventative maintenance technology and solutions.”

He notes that the most significant recent changes in spring maintenance products are found in some of the tools and cleaning products that HVAC professionals use daily.

“Tune-up tools are much more accurate, especially for leak detection, and cleaning products are more effective and less harmful to the environment,” says Osborn.

“If you’re unsure about recent developments with spring maintenance products, talk to us and we can help you with the latest options,” he adds.

Osborn points to five products that should be in your truck or van this spring:

  1. Leak Detection. Leak detection is an important part of any spring maintenance program, so having the right leak detector is crucial in providing your customers with the best possible service. The Inficon TEK-Mate Refrigerant Leak Detector is able to identify all CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, and HFOs. Meanwhile, the NAVAC 4-Valve Manifold Gauge is a dependable, precise, sturdy, and easy-to-operate tool that helps you find leaks, recharge or evacuate a system, and more.
  2. Surge Protection. The need for surge protectors has grown substantially in recent years because of the expansion of electronic components in HVAC systems. Although it may seem like a small bit of insurance, homeowners shouldn’t let a power surge ruin their HVAC unit. The ICM Controls Single Phase Surge Protector offers important protection against costly repairs for homeowners.
  3. System Cleaning. In the last few years, cleaning solutions have become more environmentally friendly and remove dirt and debris even better than before. The Nu-Calgon Coil Cleaner is made from naturally occurring sources; however, it still cleans effectively and helps maintain system performance and reliability. Meanwhile, the Nu-Calgon Pan Treat Condensate Pan Treatment is non-toxic and prevents and clears clogged drain lines.

“These crucial products are part of the full inventory of spring preventative maintenance tools, cleaners, and components available now at F.W. Webb,” says Osborn. “Not only do we have a full array of preventative maintenance products in stock, but we also have 100+ locations across the Northeast that have difficult-to-locate parts.”

For the latest improvements in spring maintenance products, the experienced team at F.W. Webb can walk you through a curated assortment of tools, cleaners, and components.

Learn more at fwwebb.com/hvacgearup.

Evan Heidenrich is a Subject Matter Expert for F.W. Webb Company.