Microf’s Lease Purchase Program

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.

Program Features:

  • 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 marketing@microf.com for more information.


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!


Nicole and David       


Carrier & Bryant Service Technician App

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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

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.

TEC & Carel Announce Engineering Portal

TEC and Carel have announced that Carel’s website www.humidifynow.com now features an engineering portal for you to design, select and obtain literature and submittals for all of your jobs that require humidification.

This portal can also print submittals and IOM manuals at the touch of a button. And it also has specifications for use when using Carel as a basis of design.

To access, simply navigate to www.humidifynow.com and log in. Then click on Create a Consulting Engineering Account to begin using the portal.

Revit Modeling On Www.Humidifynow.Com

Carel Group, has also recently announced the release of BIM/REVIT Models now available on www.humidifynow.com. You can now access, download and use, as a basis of design in your drawings, graphics of units that are realistic and accurate.

Along with specifications (Word format) and performance data (Excel format) this additional feature makes it simple for you to use Carel as a basis of design on your jobs.

TEC’s sales staff is available to visit your organization to conduct a Lunch & Learn session, sign you and your team up, and demonstrate the use of the portal.

Call your TM and get signed up today!

Stand Out From the Crowd with the Carrier Vision Pro App

Ever had a homeowner say: ‘I like the idea of ductless technology but not sure about that thing on my wall?’ Looking for a tool to enhance your ductless sales technique and stand out from the crowd? With the Carrier Vision Pro app, you can do that and much more. 

Utilizing bleeding-edge technology, this augmented reality app for the iPad gives you the opportunity to “show” a customer, either as a picture or short video, what a ductless system would look like in their home – high on the wall, low on the wall with a floor console unit, outside the house and much more. 3D models of the Carrier Ductless & VRF lineup including both indoor and outdoor units are available to give you the ability to pick the right system for your customer based on their needs and application. Multiple rooms and outdoor units can be grouped as a complete project to make it easy for your customer to reference when reviewing your proposal. The Carrier Vision Pro, a product visualization tool, not only enhances the ductless sales process but also your business.

This app is available for dealers who are part of the Come Home to Carrier incentive program. To learn more about the Carrier Vision Pro app visit the Come Home to Carrier HVACpartners page.

If you have any questions please Email Carrier Expert Central or call 1-800-946-2930.

Carrier Introduces Latest Rooftop Mobile App

Carrier has introduced the new version of the Carrier Rooftops Mobile App. This app provides technicians, contractors, dealers, engineers, and architects with mobile access to quickly and easily identify a Carrier Rooftops solution for a new construction or replacement job.

The new version offers:

  • Increased Device Compatibility
  • Faster Speed-to-Market with Operating System Updates 
  • Automatic App Updates 
  • New Rooftop Models Added 
The Carrier Rooftops App is free and available through the Apple App Store, Google Play App Store, Windows Apps Store or carrier.com/commercial.
Availability of the Windows version is expected in November 2015.

Carrier’s Newest RTU Option – Dual Stage Relief Economizer

The patented and exclusive Dual Stage Relief Economizer is designed to provide all the functions of the typical air economizer while adding additional means to relieve building air pressure through the rooftop unit when required. All of this is achieved without adding an additional power exhaust system or a special central exhaust fan system and their related electric power source.

Dual Stage Relief Operation:

The 1st stage of natural relief is through the new dedicated air
chamber, and will provide relief when the building pressure
warrants regardless of the economizer damper positions or the
indoor fan status. A separate relief duct, must be installed in the return
opening in the curb.

The 2nd stage, which is the conventional natural relief of the
past, provides additional pressurization relief when the outside
air damper is mostly open and space pressure warrants.

See attached product data.

TEC & RenewAire

Temperature Equipment Corporation and RenewAire (Madison, WI) have formed an exclusive partnership for Northeastern Illinois and Northern Indiana. TEC will be supplying the complete RenewAire line of ventilation products including residential and commercial ERVs (with and without blowers) and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems. Sizes from 90 CFM to 9,000 CFM are available. Larger sizes are available for combinations with external blowers.

Since 1983, RenewAire has built its product line around a static-plate core that transfers both heat and humidity. This technology offers advantages such as, high year round energy performance along                                 with the simplicity, reliability and the positive airstream separation building owners demand. For this core technology, RenewAire has benefitted greatly from a strong technical partnership with Mitsubishi Electric’s Nakatsugawa Works.

In May of 2010, the Soler & Palau Ventilation Group acquired majority interest in RenewAire. Soler & Palau has, for over 60 years, been a world leader in ventilation. It boasts production facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas. RenewAire plans to incorporate S&P air handling technology and products into our ERVs in order to bring to market the most energy efficient products possible.

RenewAire will be debuting a whole new line up of ventilation products and self-contained heating and cooling units in the spring of 2015.

Please stop by RenewAire’s booth at the 2015 AHR Expo – Booth # 1936.

You can learn more about RenewAire here.

Please contact your TEC representative for more information.

Carrier and Bryant products recognized by Consumers Digest

Carrier and Bryant products were recently named a “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest®. The following products were recognized as exceptional values:


  • Infinity® 19 heat pump
  • Infinity® 16 heat pump
  • Infinity® with Greenspeed™ heat pump
  • Performance™ Boost 80 gas furnace


  • Preferred™ Series Plus 80X gas furnace
  • Evolution 289B
  • Evolution 286B
  • Evolution Extreme Heat Pump

Additionally Carrier and Bryant furnace products earned their distinction due to their performance and consumer warranty features. The article states that “No other midrange series can match this series’ reliability and quiet operation”.

The Best Buy designation is awarded to fewer than three percent of competing models in any given product category. At TEC, we are extremely proud to be distributors of these distinguished Carrier and Bryant products.

Carrier and Bryant literature will soon be updated to reflect this accomplishment and enhance the ability to market these products as “Best Buy” recipients.

TEC Wins 1st & 2nd Place Awards from Carrier

Congratulations to the TEC Commercial Team! TEC won the following distributor awards for 2013 performance:

• 1st Place – Large Market – Applied Products Market Share (30 Tons Plus+)
• 2nd Place – Unitary Large Package Products (RTU’s) Market Share

TEC was the only sales office to win in both the Unitary category and the Applied category. Great job to our commercial team!

Carrier Wins Gold in ACHR News Dealer Design Award Program

Carrier was recently recognized for excellence in product design in the 10th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 122 entries. The Carrier® Infinity® Remote Access Touch Control was the Gold Award Winner in the HVAC Residential Equipment category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries. (read more)

Bryant Wins Bronze Award in ACHR News Dealer Design Award Program

Bryant was recently recognized by an independent panel of contractors for excellence in product design in the 10th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. The Bryant® Evolution® Extreme Heat Pump was named as the Bronze Award Winner in the HVAC Residential Equipment category. The Evolution Extreme is a breakthrough product providing up to 13 HSPF heating efficiency and up to 20.5 SEER cooling efficiency. (read more)

Two RGF Air Purification Products Earn Gold Awards from ACHR News

RGF products earned gold awards in two different categories in 2013 ACHR News Dealer Design Award Program.  The RGF PHI Cells used in the PTAC/ETAC Air Purification System and the High Wall Mini Split Purifier are designed to help eliminate sick-building-syndrome risks by reducing odors, air pollutants, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), smoke, mold spores, bacteria, and viruses.

Indoor Air Quality – RGF PTAC/ETAC Air Purification System (read more)

Ventilation – RGF High Wall Mini Split Purifier (read more)

TEC, Carrier, ASHRAE, and Others Join the Advanced RTU Campaign

Older, inefficient commercial rooftop unit (RTU) air conditioning systems are common and can waste from $1,000 to $3,700 per unit annually, depending on the building size and type.  By replacing or retrofitting them, you can save money, improve your energy efficiency, make your building more comfortable, and help the environment.  The Advanced RTU Campaign (ARC) encourages commercial building owners and operators to replace their old RTUs with more efficient units or to retrofit their RTUs with advanced controls in order to take advantage of these benefits. 

You can learn more at www.advancedrtu.org, including case studies, energy savings calculator, utility rebates, building awards, and more.

Chicago Introduces Ordinance to Make Energy Use Benchmarking Mandatory

To further cement Chicago’s status as a center for sustainability and green jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today introduced an ordinance that would require the city’s largest buildings to benchmark their energy use and authorize the City to disclose the energy efficiency for these buildings publicly.  Below are the highlights as described by Benny Skelton of ASHRAE.  The Mayor’s press release can read at the link below. Continue reading