Author: Mike Weil

February 2018 Online Content

Monthly Download This month we feature a single page, well-illustrated Tech Tip checklist for measuring an economizer’s airflow using an Alnor 801 Rotating Vane Anemometer. The checklist includes tips on how to properly choose the right settings on the the 801 devise as well as six steps for correctly measuring airflow volume in cubic feet per minute (CFM) Go to ncilink.com/md0218 to download this Tech Tip item. By registering for free on NCI’s website, access this download and many more. Be sure to register today. BLOG POSTS Overcome Challenges Measuring Air Handler Filter Pressure Drop David Richardson provides seven...

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February 2018 Contractor Spotlight: Schneller Plumbing, Heating, and Air

A Legacy of Performance The story of Schneller Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning is really the story of two families, two companies, and fate that brought them together. The first family are the Schnellers – Rudy and his wife Jean – who started their family plumbing business in Cincinnati, OH in 1928. That was a big year, historically. It was the year that Alexander Flemming discovered penicillin and Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. It was the year Walt Disney introduced his most famous character, Micky Mouse, in an animated short film called...

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History in the Making: The High Performance HVAC Summit Story

Fifteen years ago, National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI) launched its very first membership event. Known as National Comfort Team High Performance 2003, the Dallas event was held in conjunction with Contracting Business magazine’s HVAC Comfortech 2003 show. That was a very busy year. It was the year that the Human Genome Project was completed. This project was where scientists from around the world finished successfully sequencing 99% of the makeup of human DNA. It was the year that the supersonic high-end passenger jet known as the Concorde flew its last flight. It was also the year we saw the...

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Summit 2018: Blaze Your Trail to High Performance

Back in 1846, the first major wagon train to the northwestern parts of the United States left Elm Grove, Missouri, on the Oregon Trail. The train included some 1,000 people traveling in more than 100 wagons. These pioneers were blazing the trail to new lands, new opportunities, and new lives. Next month the 15th Annual High Performance Summit 2018 blazes a trail to Austin, TX. Here, Performance-Based Contractors™ will gather to network, learn, and discover  opportunities that will change their approach to HVAC contracting. Headquartered in the Doubletree Suites by Hilton, the event is open to the entire industry,...

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February 2018 Photo of the Month Winner

“Pure Idiots!” — Andrew Farrell, DM Select,  Burke, VA This month’s winner fits into the “bad” category. Do you run into this situation, ever? A 90% AFUE Lennox Pulse furnace is replaced with an 80% AFUE furnace, but the contractor reused the same PVC flue pipe? This is what Andrew Farrell discovered. Visitors and subscribers to High Performance HVAC Today magazine and website voted his entry as the February 2018 winner of our Photo-of-the-Month contest. Congratulations to Andrew! He will receive a $50 gift card. You can be a winner too – submissions are always welcome. If you’d like...

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