#HoustonStrong

As a distributor for Amana, Goodman and Daikin Ductless brands — manufactured out of Houston, Texas — we wanted to share an update from Goodman Manufacturing about how Goodman employees and the Goodman facilities are following the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

Please note: HVAC Distributors has plenty of inventory to handle our customers’ needs, so you do not have to worry about how Hurricane Harvey will impact your business and use of Amana, Goodman and Daikin Ductless products.

Are Employees Safe?

From Goodman: Managers have been checking in, on a regular basis, with all employees located across Southeast Texas and Western Louisiana. Most employees are safe, but some are sheltered in their homes while rain and wind continues and roadways remain closed. That said, a small number of employees have experienced flooding or loss of property. We are working to help provide affected employees with support.

How is the distribution facility in Houston?

From Goodman: All Houston area facilities, including the Daikin Texas Technology Park, appear to have minimal impact from the flooding. The facilities are set to begin full scale operations as soon as employees have the ability to safety return to work.

Is Goodman doing anything to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey?

From Goodman: Details around product support for homeowners that have experienced flooding will begin in the coming days and week. We will make sure to support our neighbors and community as we collectively recover from the storm and its damage. #HoustonStrong

Warranty Process for Aspen Coils

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When submitting a warranty request involving an Aspen coil, you must return the silver-gray Mylar tag on the coil that contains the Model & Serial Number of the coil. Photocopies are not accepted — only the original tag.

To ensure that your warranty is processed quickly (for Aspen coils purchased through HVAC Distributors), please make sure the original tag is returned with your warranty claim. The tag is located on the door panel of the coil cabinet.

If you have questions about a current claim, feel free to reach out to HVAC Distributors’ Warranty Department at warranty@hvacdist.com.

For all warranty claim procedures or to submit a claim, visit the Warranty Page on our website.

Ductless Tools to Save You Time (Ductless Days of Summer 2)

Last year, we provided a round up of HVAC Distributors new tools to help you with ductless installations.

We have some new tools to add to the list to help you with ductless installations to save time, reduce call backs & increase your customer’s satisfaction with your work.

Contact your local branch or account manager for pricing and availability. Web Order Entry customers can see that information through the Web Order Portal.

 Yellow Jacket’s Mini-Split Tool Kit (includes 16″ tool bag)

Yellow Jacket Mini-Split Tool Kit

This tool kit includes everything you need to install or repair a mini-split unit (any brand), including:

  • Heat Pump Manifold designed to handle all mini-split refrigerants & pressures, including heating modes
  • 60″ PLUS II Hoses (RYB), 1/4″ with 1/4″ flare fittings
  • Adjustable Metric Torque Wrench
  • Vacuum Charge Valve with side port
  • And more

You can also purchase the 8 Head Torque Wrench Kit (HVAC Part: 422773) by itself.

RectorSeal® NoKink™ Flexible Refrigerant Line Connector

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Easily install refrigerant lines coming out of the wall to the ductless indoor unit with this flexible line connector.

Other benefits include:

  • 3″ long copper end for easier flaring
  • UL listed for R410A
  • Maximum working pressure of 800 psi, and a burst strength of greater than 4,000 psi.

HVAC Distributors stocks 1/4″ x 3′, 1/2″ x 3′, 3/8″ x 3′ and 5/8″ x 3′ sizes.

Here are the simple installation instructions:

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Goodman Tubular Upgrade Warranty Program Updates

Goodman Manufacturing offers a Tubular Upgrade Program, which provides contractors with the option of upgrading homeowners with a non-functional clamshell-type heat exchanger (covered under the terms of the original warranty) to a new Goodman brand furnace featuring a tubular heat exchanger at a discounted price.

From Goodman:

Here is how the program works:

  1. Once a dealer verifies the homeowner has a non-functional Goodman clamshell heat exchanger covered under the terms of the original warranty, the installing dealer can provide the homeowner with the option of a new furnace at $150 below the dealer’s purchase price from the distributor. This discount applies only to furnace cost. It is the dealer’s responsibility to negotiate all additional costs with the homeowner including labor, freight, or any other costs associated with the installation, service, repair or operation of the unit.The new furnace will be backed with all standard limited warranties associated with the specific model selected for replacement, including a 10-Year Parts Limited Warranty and a Lifetime Heat Exchanger Limited Warranty. All warranties are available to the original registered owner and his or her spouse provided the unit is installed in an owner-occupied single-family residence and the unit is properly registered online with Goodman within 60 days after the upgraded installation occurs. Online registration is not required in California or Quebec. See www.goodmanmfg.com for complete warranty details.

  2. To qualify, the installing dealer must complete a FURNACE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENT form, disclose the program to the homeowner and provide the homeowner with a completed copy of the FURNACE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENT. The dealer must also retain a copy of the completed form to submit with their warranty claim to their distributor.

  3. Dealer must provide the participating Goodman distributor with:

A.  the completed and signed FURNACE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENT form; and

B. the Warranty Claim Form; and

C. The non-functional furnace or rating nameplate.

Then, the dealer will be provided a $150 discount towards a future Goodman serialized equipment purchase by the participating distributor.

This program is only available on qualifying clamshell-type heat exchangers. Following is a list of qualifying & non-qualifying models, based on current claims requested through Goodman Manufacturing:

Qualifying-NonQualifying Models

For HVAC Distributors customers, we have provided a link to the FURNACE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENT form on our web site for your convenience. Print this form to use for exchanges, then return the materials listed in Step 3, above, to your local HVAC Distributors branch.

Maryland Tax Free Weekend – Feb 18 – 20

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Maryland is holding a Tax Free Weekend for EnergySTAR® HVAC products from February 18 – February 20, 2017.

Qualifying products include:

  • Boilers
  • Condensers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Furnaces
  • Heat Pumps
  • Programmable Thermostats

To participate in the tax holiday, you must buy and pick-up qualifying product between February 18 and February 20. Program is valid on in-stock product only.

To help you put together your shopping list, here are HVAC Distributors’ in-stock products that qualify for the Tax Holiday:

  1. Boilers
  2. Condensers
  3. Dehumdifiers
    • ThermaStor Santa Fe Series free-standing dehumidifier – 70 – 110 pints per day
    • ThermaStor Ultra-Aire duct-installed dehumidifier – 98 – 205 pints per day
  4. Furnaces
    • Amana 90%+ Furnaces
    • Goodman 90%+ Furnaces
    • Spirit Oil Furnaces
  5. Heat Pumps
  6. Thermostats
    • Honeywell Programmable
    • Aprilaire Programmable
    • NEST Programmable

Maryland Tax Holiday purchases will be honored at our Columbia, MD branch location: 9520 Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD or for Maryland customers placing & picking up qualifying orders through Web Order Entry.

Please note: HVAC Distributors is a wholesale HVAC company and only sells HVAC equipment to licensed contractors.

Smart Thermostat Rebates for PPL & UGI

PPL currently offers a $100 rebate for contractor-installed NEST version 2.0 or 3.0 thermostats (compared to a self-installed rebate of $50).

Click here for the PPL rebate form.

UGI currently offers a $50 rebate for  programmable thermostats installed on a job. To qualify for the rebate, the thermostat must cost more than $50 (homeowner cost).

Click here for the UGI rebate form.

HVAC Distributors has NEST Thermostat, Protect,  Indoor Camera and Outdoor camera in stock.

We also offer Honeywell’s T-series programmable thermostats, which were developed based on contractor feedback.

You can order NEST and Honeywell products at your local branch, through web order entry or by calling us at 800.228.4822.

Updates to EPA Section 608 and Section 609

If you have an active EPA Section 608 Certification, you need to be aware of how Section 608 and Section 609 are changing in 2017 through 2019.

 

The EPA has provided a simple .pdf of changes that relate to HVAC technicians. Additional summaries for other changes to Section 608  are available through the EPA’s web site.

While the current changes do not require re-certification, if you do require Section 608 Certification, HVAC Distributors offers EPA Certification testing at all of our locations.