2017 Christmas & New Year’s Hours

All HVAC Distributors locations will be closed on Monday, December 25, and Monday, January 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

There will be no scheduled deliveries on these days. However, on-call emergency ordering service will be available for all branches by calling your local branch or 800.228.4822 and following the auto-attendant prompts.

Web Order Entry orders placed over the holiday weekends and on Monday, December 25, or Monday, January 1, will be processed when HVAC Distributors re-opens for business the following Tuesday.

Thank you for being our customers and enjoy your holiday.

Changes for 2018 – Convenient Rebates, Rooftop Standards

Convenient Rebates

Goodman Manufacturing announced updates to its homeowner-oriented web sites, www.goodmanmfg.com and www.amana-hac.com. The sites now integrates rebates available based on a homeowner’s location into its web site layout. As customers (or you) search for products, rebates available in the local area will also populate.

Region-specific rebates can be searched on the sites by selecting Rebate Center under the Resources menu on each site.

Rooftop Energy Efficiency Standards are Changing

At the beginning of this year, 3 to 5 ton 13 SEER Packaged Units were discontinued, per Department of Energy regulation.

Beginning January 1, 2018, the performance measurement metric for 6 – 25 ton packaged units is being changed from EER to IEER (Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio). This change is expected to improve the energy efficiency of rooftop equipment by about 10%. Required minimum IEER are noted in the table below.

Updated IEER Ratings for Equipment Manufactured On/After January 1, 2018

Unit Min IEER
Cooling Only 6-10 T 12.9
12.5-20 T 12.4
25T 11.6
Gas/ Electric 6-10 T 12.7
12.5-20 T 12.2
25T 11.4
Heat Pump 6-10 T 12.2 (3.3 COP)
12.5-20 T 11.6 (3.2 COP)
25T 10.6 (3.2 COP)

What does this mean for your customers? According to an article in ACHR News, “a typical building owner [would save] $4,200-$10,100 over the life of a single rooftop air conditioner. For larger commercial buildings, the savings are significant.”

What does this mean for you? As stock of older rooftops runs out, it will be replaced by units that meet the now higher efficiency requirements. To improve IEER, which is a weighted average of four load points, manufacturers adjust how the equipment performs at 75% load and 50% load. This can be done by increasing the physical size of the system or, as our manufacturer partners are doing, by changing compressors and drives to provide more variable performance.

You are still able to purchase and install rooftops that meet current EER/IEER standards. However, these models are not allowed to be manufactured after January 1, 2018, so when we sell out of existing inventory, it is gone for good.

If you are an HVAC Distributors/HVAC Commercial Solutions customer with a current committed project with an extended lead time, please reach out to your Account Manager about product availability.

If you are an HVAC Distributors/HVAC Commercial Solutions customer interested in learning more about how our manufacturer partners are improving the energy efficiency of their rooftop products, or in how best to explain these changes to your customers, reach out to your Account Manager.

 

Updates to Lochinvar After-Hours Tech Support

Lochinvar has announced new hours for its Technical Service Hotline:

After Hours Support: 5 PM EST – 8 PM EST (Monday – Friday)
Emergency Support: 9 AM EST – 5 PM EST (Saturday – Sunday)
Holiday Support: 9 AM EST – 5 PM EST (Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day)
Hotline: 1.800.722.2101

This support is in addition to the support you receive as an HVAC Distributors customer.

HVAC Distributors’ Tech Service Department is available Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM EST by calling 1.800.228.4822 x 5.

Our Tech Service Department provides technical support on all of the products that we sell, which saves you time from calling individual manufacturer tech lines.

2017 Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

All HVAC Distributors branches will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, November 23.

All HVAC Distributors branches will be closed on Friday, November 24, however, orders may be placed from 7am – 12pm through Web Order Entry or by calling our Inside Sales team at 800.228.4822 x3.  All in-stock orders will be processed for Monday delivery.

On-call emergency ordering service is available for all branches by calling your local branch or 800.228.4822 and following the auto-attendant prompts.

Warranty, Marketing, Finance, Applications Support and Technical Service Departments will be closed and will respond to inquiries on Monday, November 27.

Delivery service will resume on Monday, November 27.

Thank you for being our customers and enjoy your holiday.

Rinnai Rolls Out QuickWIN Installer Promotion

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Now through December 31, 2017, receive a $100 rebate from Rinnai when you purchase a Rinnai HE+ Tankless Water Heater. Bundle it with a Rinnai Control-RTM Wireless Module and double your rebate to $200!

Purchase one or more of these eligible Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater models to qualify:

  • RL75iN
  • RL75eN
  • RL94iN
  • RL94eN
  • RLX94iN

(formerly Luxury Series Tankless Water Heaters)

Two Ways to Claim Your Rebate

Submit Online
Complete the online claim form including your contact information, up to five eligible models with serial #s, and then upload your invoice as proof of purchase.

OR

Mail-In
Download and complete this Claim Form. Submit the Claim Form and required documentation to: marketing@rinnai.us or mail to address below:

Quick Win Tankless Water Heater Promotion
P.O. Box 407
MPS Dept. No. 731 – P-T-R-002-17
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Need assistance reporting your purchases?  Email marketing@hvacdist.com for a full report.

Submission Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters are in stock and can be ordered at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.

HVAC Distributors Now Stocking Lochinvar Noble™ Combi Boiler

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Lochinvar’s new combi boiler, the Noble, improves the current combi experience – both for you, the contractor, and your customer, the homeowner.

First – the Noble offers cost savings. Instead of sizing up to get the stated BTUs for your system for domestic heating, you can simply select the model you need. Its stated BTU input is the domestic heating input. All sizes have a 10:1 turndown ratio and 95% AFUE.

Sizes available: 110,000 BTU/hr, 150,000 BTU/hr, and 199,999 BTU/hr.

Second – the Noble provides rapid, reliable hot water supply and efficient space heating. The Noble can provide heating and almost instantaneous hot water because of patented control technology for pre-heat and domestic hot water response. This is the only system that provides this level of convenience to homeowners for both domestic heat and hot water.

Third – simple set up and serviceability. The Noble boiler is equipped with Lochinvar’s SMART CONTROL™, and is set up by answering 10 simple questions. The user-friendly LCD display provides diagnostic information and system status in plain English, not codes.

Critical components, like the built-in circulator, are easily accessible making service and maintenance for quick and easy for contractors. You can remove components within two minutes for service and cleaning.

See the benefits of the Noble for yourself in the video below.

The Lochinvar Noble is available at our East Region locations, and can be ordered by phone or through Web Order Entry.