Honeywell Spring New. Now. Next. Events

Honeywell is hosting local Spring Launch Events to share information about Honeywell’s latest innovations in Ductless Controls, Water and Connected Solutions.

Products being covered include:

  • D6 Wi-Fi Ductless Mini-Split Control
  • Hydronic Zone Panels
  • T Series Z-Wave
  • C-Wire Adapter
  • T6 Hydronic Thermostat with Slab Sensor
  • UMV500 Under Sink Mixing Valve
  • 2-Stage Gas Valve
  • And more . . .

Space is limited and the events require an RSVP.

Date/Time Location Address RSVP Link
April 24, 2018
4:30 – 8:30 PM
Dave & Busters 325 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia PA 19106
RSVP for April 24 Event
April 30, 2018
4:30 – 8:30 PM
Dave & Busters 700 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover MD 21076
RSVP for April 30 Event

 

ClimateMaster Manufacturer’s Certification for Geothermal Tax Credit

If you sold ClimateMaster for a residential installation (including installations done in 2017), your homeowner may look to claim the re-instated geothermal tax credit.

As part of the claim process, homeowners will need ClimateMaster’s Manufacturer’s Certification of Geothermal Heat Pump Property Compliance. As a contractor, you can provide this at the time of installation or direct them to the ClimateMaster Residential Energy Credit page to download it.

 

Amana/Goodman 80% Furnace Flue Connector Fit-Up Inaccuracy

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SF-076 concerning the positioning of the flue connector fit-up on an on 80% furnaces produced at the new Daikin Texas Technology Park.

Please note: The positioning of the flue fit-up connector does not affect the safety or performance.

Beginning January 2018, the 80% furnace production began transitioning to our new factory at the DTTP (Daikin Texas Technology Park). In conjunction with this transition, enhanced manufacturing processes and tooling changes were implemented.

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As a result of these changes, we have recently found that the mounting brackets securing the heat exchanger to the wrapper were positioned further forward in the cabinet than intended on these DTTP produced furnaces. This may affect the fit-up of the flue connector as shown in the picture on the right. Some of the 80% furnaces, as listed in the table below, with serial number prefixes of 1801xxxxxx and 1802xxxxxx are affected.

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For upflow or horizontal right installations: In some cases it will be necessary to lift the top panel slightly by pushing upwards on the bottom side of the top panel to allow the flue connector to slip onto the top of the induced draft blower. Additionally, it may be helpful to loosen or remove the two screws securing the left side of the top panel to improve access. After positioning the flue connector these screws should be secured as normal.

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For horizontal left installations: These applications generally require the chimneytransition bottom kit part # 0270F01119 orservice part # 4053501S. In most cases no additional trimmingof the horizontal flue cutout will be required. However, ifneeded the opening may be trimmed towards the front of thefurnace to provide adequate clearances.

Some models also state for horizontal installations to install a #8 x 5/8 screw through the center of the top panel (hole provided) into the flange of the partition panel. This hole will need to be moved ¼” towards the front of the furnace to avoid missing the partition panel. A self-tapping screw may be used.

Please note this does not affect the furnace safety or performance.

If you have questions about this bulletin, HVAC Distributors customers can reach out to our Technical Service department at 800.228.4822 x5.

2018 Unico Preferred Contractor Program Announced

Unico has announced the details of its 2018 Preferred Contractor Program.

As a Unico Preferred Contractor (UPC), you receive the following benefits:

  • 15 year warranty on all Unico System equipment for projects registered within 90 days of installation.
  • A $100 rebate for every 15 year warranty & registration form that you complete
  • Listing on  the Contractor Finder page and benefit from its lead generation. The only leads you’ll receive are inquiries from homeowners interested in doing business with your company.
  • Sales, Design and Technical Support
  • Free training on the Unico product line
  • Financing through Service Finance Company
  • Free sales tools to help you promote Unico

If you are not currently a UPC, you can register for the program in just five minutes.

HVAC Distributors is a stocking distributor for Unico products in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. You can order Unico products at any of our HVAC Distributors locationsby phone or through Web Order Entry.

Lochinvar Knight Pre-Paid VISA Promotion – February 15 – March 30

 

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Lochinvar has announced a special incentive when you purchase Knight boilers between February 15 and March 30, 2018. Get a $150 VISA® Pre-Paid gift card with the purchase of qualifying Knight models.

Model Rebate
WHN $150
KHN $150
KBN $150

This promotion can be combined with the $25 VISA gift card that you can receive through the Lochinvar VIP program.

As an HVAC Distributors customer, all you have to do to take advantage of the $150 gift card promotion is register on our web site. We will track your purchases made during the promotion period and submit them to Lochinvar on your behalf.

This promotion is open to our customers in eastern Pennsylvania (Harrisburg/State College and east), Maryland and Virginia.

New Rewards Added to HTP Contractor Rebate Program

HTP is offering American Express gift cards with the purchase of qualifying units between February 5 and March 31, 2018.

The Rebates

Model Reward
UFT boiler $150
UFTC/EFTC Combi $150
Elite Premier Boiler $150
Elite FT Boiler $150
Phoenix Water Heater $150
EverLast Light Duty Commercial (80, 100 or 115 gal) $75
Any 40 or 52 gallon residential water heater with a lifetime warranty $50

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Register online for the rebate, and HVAC Distributors will report your qualifying purchases to HTP on your behalf.  Upon approval, an American Express gift card (or multiple cards as needed) will be issued directly to the contractor for the total rebate amount.

Deadline for registration is March 31.

To find out more about our HTP hydronic product offerings, contact your account manager or your local branch. All in-stock products are also available to order through Web Order Entry.

 

Geothermal Tax Credit Reinstated – Retroactive to 2017

As part of the tax bill passed on Friday, February 9, Congress reinstated the federal geothermal tax credits for residential and commercial use.

Residential Geothermal Tax Credit

The residential credit (detailed below) applies to residential systems installed from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2021.

Installation Year Tax Credit
2017 30%
2018 30%
2019 30%
2020 26%
2021 22%

Commercial Geothermal Tax Credit

The bill modifies language related to how commercial geothermal systems qualify for tax credits. Under the new bill, a commercial project becomes eligible for the tax credit in the year it commences, rather than the year the project’s system is placed into service.

For commercial geothermal systems, there is a 10% Federal Income Tax credit, which can be combined with solar and wind tax credits and energy-efficient building deductions.

What does this mean for you?

  • If you did geothermal installations in 2017, make sure those customers are aware that the credit has been reinstated. The IRS will post details here on how to claim this credit.
  • For commercial contractors, use this new rebate information to evaluate if geothermal may become a more viable solution for upcoming projects.
  • For residential contractors, make sure you’re leveraging the rebates in your marketing for geothermal. If you’re an HVAC Distributors customers and need help with your geothermal marketing, reach out to us.

HVAC Distributors is a ClimateMaster geothermal distributor for Pennsylvania and New York. Through HVAC Commercial Solutions, HVAC Distributors has access to ClimateMaster’s commercial line.

You can order qualifying product at any of our HVAC Distributors locationsby phone or through Web Order Entry.