About Greg Joutras

Greg Joutras is a Product Manager at HVAC Solutions, a TEC company. Greg joined the HVAC Solutions team in 2009 after working for a HVAC manufacturer. He has a background in residential indoor air quality, humidifiers, filtration, and controls. Greg also handles some of the cooling equipment lines, such as duct-free splits, fan coils, and thru-the-wall condensing units. He can be contacted at greg.joutras@tecmungo.com.

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 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.

 

Six New Calculators Added to Geo-Flo Calculators Suite

Geo-Flo has added six new calculators to their Caculators Suite. A total of 22 calculators are now available at www.geo-flo.com.

Magna3 Pump Sizing Calculator

The Magna3 Calculator models the insulated pumps offered by Geo-Flo as a single pump, two pumps in parallel, or two pumps in series with constant (differential) pressure, constant curve, or Delta-T modes. Maximum and actual flow rates, as well as maximum and average power consumption is displayed, along with model numbers for the specific pump choices. A system curve and pump curve are shown in the graph below the output details. This new Calculator is included in the Pump Sizing Calculators section.

Geo-Flo’s Magna3 insulated pumps take advantage of all of the features of the Grundfos Magna3 series. The Geo-Flo insulated cabinet reduces condensation at lower fluid temperatures, and also creates a much easier to install product with either wall or floor mounting (depending upon model) and isolation valves. The pumps are factory programmed with the features needed for geothermal and hydronic installations.

Geothermal Expansion Tank Calculator

There is a lot of misunderstanding in the geothermal heat pump industry about expansion tank operation and even in the need for an expansion tank in the system. The purpose of an expansion tank for a geothermal ground loop system is to provide additional system capacity to prevent the system pressure from dropping too low under worst-case conditions. In contrast to a traditional hot water system, the ground loop pressure decreases as the fluid temperature increases. Conversely, the loop pressure increases as the fluid temperature drops. Although pressure increases as temperature increases for all systems, HDPE pipe expands at a higher rate than the increased pressure, causing the opposite effect in ground loop systems. Therefore, expansion tank sizing in this Calculator is based upon the amount of HDPE pipe vs. rigid pipe in the system. Continue reading

S&P New Product Launch

STXDe Launch

Now Available: Upblast centrifugal roof and wall exhausters with Electronically Commutated (EC) Motors! The STXDe series is available in eight models sizes 6 to 16 with EC motors ranging from 1/3 to 1 horsepower.

The STXD was designed to be one of the most efficient upblast fans on the market today, when paired with S&P’s eMotor you get one of the most efficient motor fan combinations in the industry. S&P’s eMotor is 115/230V and 50/60 Hz and is available in 1/3, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 HP. These fully controllable motors offer both reliability and low maintenance with a motor mounted potentiometer with digital readout for easy speed adjustment

Model STXDe – Upblast Direct Drive Roof Exhauster with EC Motor:

  • Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 & 16
  • CFM Range: 55 to 3180
  • Static Pressure: up to 1-1/2″ w.g.
  • Warranty: 5-years fan warranty / 1-year motor warranty
  • Certifications: cULus 705 and AMCA Air and Sound
  • Roof or wall mounting

eMotor Features and Benefits:

  • Easy speed control by DC 0-10 V variation.
  • Motor has motor mounted potentiometer with digital readout for easy speed adjustment.
  • Can be controlled by a PC or building management system.
  • Motor has 80% usable turndown vs. 30% on a PSC motor.
  • Internal motor circuitry converts 115/230 V single phase AC power to DC voltage for increased efficiencies.
  • All motors are rated for continuous duty.
  • Motor is 115/230V and 50/60 Hz.
  • Disconnect is standard.
  • Motors ship mounted as standard.

Wheel Cleaning Port Introduction

S&P now offers a Wheel Cleaning Port options for STXB and STXD UL762 models for grease removal. This 4″ diameter port is designed for access to clean the outside of the wheel and meets NFPA 96 standards. The Wheel Cleaning Port will ship loose for installation in the field. 

SDBD Upgrade 

S&P have upgraded the SDBD series and reduced the pricing for a more cost effective option! The new SDBD looks more like the olderstyle RED which the SDBD will eventually replace.

The SDBD still features the wheel with curved blades, solid rivets and improved cooling vanes which together ensure the best fan performances possible. Additionally, through improvements to important structural components of the fans the overall strength of the centrifugal fans, in comparison to older models, has been increased.

The fans have been designed so that you can use smaller models and motors to meet the performance needed. With the new centrifugal spun aluminum line we are able to deliver wider performance ranges and unit sizes. This means you can:

  • Save $ by using less energy to meet the same performance as the competitor.
  • Save $ by choosing the smallest motor to get the job done.

Model SDBD – Downblast Direct Drive Roof Exhauster:

  • Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 & 16
  • CFM Range: 40 to 4980
  • Static Pressure: up to 1-3/4″ w.g.
  • Warranty: 5-year fan warranty / 1-year motor warranty
  • Certifications: cULus 705 and AMCA Air and Sound
For more information on any of these products, contact your TEC representative.

Lake Geneva Geothermal Project

TEC partnered with a local engineering firm and contractor to design the best in comfort and energy efficiency for a residential project located in Fontana, WI.

TEC Territory Manager, Jose Ronchetta, worked extensively with a highly professional consulting engineering firm. The firm specializes in mechanical and electrical engineering for buildings, focusing on green and energy conservative designs. After many hours of consulting and engineering work, the job was ready for installation.

The impressive installation was completed by Ridgeway Home Services, a heating company that services the greater Chicagoland area. Ridgeway is considered a hydronics heating expert but also services and installs many other types of equipment, making it right for this project.

Project Quick Facts      

  • Location: Fontana (Lake Geneva) WI
  • Size: 24,000 Sq Ft
  • Tons: 55
  • Solder Joints: Over 200
  • Bore Holes: 22
  • RAUGEO Pipe Used: Over 8,000 Ft                                      

Equipment Highlights

  • Carrier Geothermal Splits
  • Carrier Fan Coils
  • RAUGEO Geothermal Pipe
  • Carrier Flow Centers
  • Grundfos Magna 3 Pumps

For more information about this project, contact Greg Joutras at 815-531-7414 or greg.joutras@tecmungo.com.

What the Mechanical Hub video series on the Fontana, WI project:

Oct. 29, 2015 – Fontana, WI Geothermal Project

Nov.4, 2015 – Video Teaser

Nov.11, 2015 – Carrier Geothermal Project

Nov.18, 2015 – Grundfos Magna Circulators

Nov.23, 2015 – REHAU PEXa Tubing

 

TEC Stocks Carrier WSHP Units

Carrier Aquazone Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHPs) are a great solution for year   round multi-zone heating and cooling. This wide range of WSHP models delivers efficient, reliable temperature and humidity control for a variety of applications.

TEC stocks 1.5 – 5 ton units in both horizontal and vertical configurations with multiple voltage options.

Carrier 50PC WSHP units:

  • are available in .5 – 6 tons
  • are compact units
  • are energy efficient
  • up to 17.7 EER
  • exceed ASHRAE 90.1
  • have a hot gas reheat option

TEC proudly offers a full line of WSHP units including:

  • 50PS High Efficiency with multiple factory installed options
  • 50PT with two stage compressor, up to 37EER
  • 50HQP/VQP large capacity up to 30 tons
  • 50PEC console units up to 1.5 tons
  • 50PSW water to water units

For more information – click here or contact your Territory Manager.

S&P Spun Aluminum Centrifugal Power Roof Ventilators

S&P has announced its new direct drive spun aluminum centrifugal power roof ventilators. These fans were designed with efficiency in mind to make available smaller models and motors to better meet the needed performance. This new centrifugal spun aluminum line delivers wider performance ranges and unit sizes.

Key Benefits: 

  • Save $ by using less energy to meet the same performance levels
  • Save $ by choosing the smallest motor to get the job done

 Model SDBD – Downblast Direct Drive Roof Exhauster:

  • Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 & 16
  • CFM Range: 40 to 4980
  • Static Pressure: up to 1-3/4″ w.g.
  • Warranty: 5-years
  • Certifications: cULus 705 and AMCA Air and Sound

Model STXD – Upblast Direct Drive Roof Exhauster:

  • Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 & 16
  • CFM Range: 55 to 4780
  • Static Pressure: up to 1-1/2″ w.g.
  • Warranty: 5-years for UL 705 models / 2-years for UL 762 models
  • Certifications: cULus 705, cULus 762 and AMCA Air and Sound
  • Roof or wall mounting

For more information click here, or contact your TM or local branch manager.

TEC now offers RAUGEO Geothermal Pipe

TEC has partnered with REHAU to offer RAUGEO Ground Loop Heat Exchange System.

This new offering allows contractors to take advantage of the unique properties and capabilities of a PEXa system.

The RAUGEO ground loop heat exchange system is a high efficiency energy source for both heating and cooling, offering numerous advantages in both installation and long term performance over traditional geothermal systems. The unique design and innovative materials allow the system to capitalize on the earth’s ability to provide and store heat energy. As part of a geothermal heat pump system, RAUGEO offers superior energy savings of up to 70% compared to traditional heating methods.

 RAUGEO System Features:    

  • Pre-fabricated for single or double U-Bend design      
  • Continuous coils up to 520 ft
  • Double U-Bends can increase borehole thermal conductivity
  • PEXa Double U-Bends require 10 – 30% less 
  • borehole footage
  • Recognized by IGSHPA as an acceptable piping system

 

TEC offers extensive outdoor ground loop design work on all Geothermal and WHSP jobs. For more information contact your TM or local branch.

RGF helps mechanical contractors make more profit on rooftop jobs

Contractors can add more dollars to the bottom line on rooftop jobs by offering IAQ products. RGF has made it easy to install an air purification device on any rooftop unit. These units help contractors differentiate themselves by offering an IAQ option. We know that rooftop jobs can be competitive. Every contractor should be interested in adding a little profit to these tight jobs, while making the customer happy. We see this product as the ultimate win / win.  The customer gets rid of odors in the space, keeps the building free from germs and VOC’s, and the contractor installs another piece of equipment.

The RGF RGPHIPKG924V is a 9” indoor air quality device that is magnet mounted. Installation consists of placing the unit on the blower housing and running 24V to it.

RGF PHI technology is 3rd part tested to show:

  • 99% Inactivation rate of the H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)
  • 73% Inactivation rate of SARS
  • 99% Inactivation rate of MRSA
  • Up to 98% Reduction in VOC’s

RGF’s PHI technology is a unique proprietary patent pending technology utilized in RGF’s indoor air purification product line. PHI provides low energy air purification proven to kill mold, odors, bacteria, virus and 98% of an airborne sneeze at three feet. PHI technology can eliminate VOCs, odors and up to 99% of MRSA, H1N1 and the Norwalk virus, to name a few.

For more information click here, or contact your TM or local branch.

TEC & NEC now offer Bacchus Cellar Systems

Temperature Equipment Corporation and National Excelsior Company have partnered with Bacchus Wine Cellar Systems to bring the best in temperature and humidity control for wine cellars.

Bacchus Cellar Systems integrate exact temperature control and optimal humidity (50-70% RH) along with a streamlined, stainless steel ceiling mounted evaporator with a low noise double tangential blower. Its patented temperature/ humidity control allows for a constant supply of optimal cellar conditions. This split system concept places the condensing unit away from the living space and moves the compressor and fan noise to a less obtrusive location. One quiet evaporator fan produces maximum air flow with the lowest decibel output possible.

Features:

  • Low decibel level
  • Easy installation
  • Aesthetically pleasing split level system
  • Features a stainless steel evaporator that is wall mounted to free up living space
  • Includes a BCS Digital Microprocessor that can monitor the system from anywhere in the world

More information on Bacchus Cellar Systems

The Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

The new Honeywell Lyric thermostat is now available at Temperature Equipment Corporation and National Excelsior Company. This innovative thermostat features brand new Geofencing technology that is uniquely offered through Honeywell. Geofencing works by automatically adjusting the thermostat based on the location of the user’s smartphone. This will allow your customers to save on utility costs when away from home and to experience higher levels of indoor comfort when they are at home.

Features:

  • Geofencing automatically regulates temperature when customer is away
  • Fine Tune mode considers temperature and humidity levels
  • Smart Cues feature keeps user informed about the system
  • Shortcuts feature allows for creation of custom settings for recurring events
  • Motion-sensing display lights up on approach
  • Control from anywhere with smart devices

More information on Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

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RGF Announces 5 Year Warranty

RGF Environmental announced that on they will extend a 5 year warranty on the ballasts of the Residential HVAC airside products manufactured after June 1, 2013.  RGF has been producing high quality environmental products for over 27 years. With their superior quality control program RGF enjoys one of the lowest return rates in the IAQ industry. Continue reading