Zoeller Pump Company wants to reward you with CONTRACTOR REWARDS!

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Zoeller Pump Company is teaming up with Contractor Rewards to offer Contractors rewards for their Zoeller Pump Company product purchases!

Why Join Contractor Rewards?

  • It’s free to sign up
  • Get tons of free merchandise
  • The points you earn between different Contractor Rewards partnered brands are cumulative! So pool your pointstogether to get some really sweet gifts!

How Does the Program Work?

Eligible Zoeller Pump Products

A large selection of Zoeller Pump Company products are now eligible for point redemption! Including, but not limited to, Zoeller Pumps’ Builder, Pro, & Premium line of products, a large range of effluent, sewage, and dewatering pumps, specialty pumps, packaged systems, and accessories. For a full listing of Contractor Rewards eligible products, click on the link below!

Contractor Rewards Eligible Products

Rewards

There are over 1 million different reward choices to choose from!

Here is a look into what you could redeem with your points.

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Golden Pre-Coated Fin Coil for Ductless indoor and Outdoor Units

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ICP is announcing the transition from Blue Fin Coating to a new Golden Fin Coating on the indoor and outdoor coils. The systems are susceptible to hostile environments and over time contaminants can corrode the heat exchangers or particles can accumulate within the coils, this causes the heat exchangers performance to degrade leading to capacity loss, high head pressure and eventual compressor failure.
In order to minimize heat exchanger corrosion or dust accumulation, a coating can be used to protect the metal from harsh environments.

Benefits of the Golden Fin Coating Coils are:

  • Improved Wettability (ability to repel the water on the coils)
    • The Golden Fin has a smaller contact angle compared to Blue Fin coating, so the condensation on the coil flows easier, increasing the heat exchange efficiency.Untitled attachment 1
  • Improved Anti-Corrosion Capablities, avoiding the fins of the to rust as easily
    • This unique anti-corrosive golden coating on the fins of the condenser coil helps withstanding the salty air, rain and other corrosive elements, increasing the life span of the coil by minimizing corrosion

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The New Golden Fin Coils will be implemented on all the Ductless units produced after January 01, 2018 (serial number V011810001) Model Families: DLFPHA, DLFSHA, DLFEHA, DLFSCA, DLFLCA, DLFSDA, DLFLDA, DLFSFA, DLFLFA, DLCPRA, DLCSRA, DLCERAA, DLCERAH, DLCLRA, DLCMRA
Note: The ductless systems are not advised to be used in coastal applications without a proper coating on the cabinet and other components of the system. Different options of coating are available with third party companies.

 

GSI Doylestown Showroom. Now Open and Better Than Ever!

GSI Bath Showplace – Doylestown

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Better Than Ever

GSI Bath Showplace

by Julie Shannon

GSI Bath Showplace has been a premier bathroom showroom in the region since 1989. Its Bucks Countybased parent company—Grove Supply, Inc.—has six showroom locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, offering everything from faucets, cabinets, toilets and tubs, to shower doors, showerheads, lighting features, vanities, various bath accessories and much more. Although a fire reduced the Doylestown location to rubble in August 2016, the company is preparing to reopen the rebuilt showroom so it’s better than ever.

GSI Bath Showplace will give the revamped showroom a completely different look, with grander displays and a customerfriendly open layout—something that was not possible at the location prior to the tragedy. The company expects the project to reach completion by the spring of 2018. John Vitale, vice president of showrooms, says the new showroom will be one of the best—if not the best—in the Tri-State area.

“We started to put our thoughts together and decided: Let’s raise the bar and create a display environment truly worth the trip,” says Vitale. “It’s going to be very open and have a clean look, yet we are fitting in more products that people want to buy today. For example, we will have over 10 tubs—mostly the popular freestanding—on the floor to which you are invited to sit in any of them. This will be more customer-friendly and inviting and more rooms will be set up as a bathroom so customers can see it in 3-D instead of trying to picture it in their head. It’s the first time we’re doing something like this.”

Other examples of the variety visitors will see set up include their many displays of shower bases, walls and doors. Vitale adds, “The vast amount of unique vanities, medicine cabinets and top selections to be seen will be so overwhelming, you’ll be wondering: Is there anything else left for the human mind to create? Coming to a GSI Bath Showplace lets visitors use their senses to get a true feel for the product.”

In other words, it will be a far cry from having to simply view products on a high shelf or in a brochure.

One-of-a-kind Experience
In addition to offering displays throughout the showroom and the open layout, Vitale

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and his team—showroom manager Maureen Manney Crow and sales associate Nancy Buehrle—spend a lot of time thinking about how to make the Doylestown showroom stand out and create a unique customer experience. Their solution: to create a private “experience room” where customers can actually try before you buy what some would call “bathroom appliances.”

“Now that we have this opportunity to start from scratch, we really wanted to make this a one-of-a-kind experience,” Vitale says. “We’ll have a room where people can reserve a time—half hour to an hour—and sit and soak in a whirlpool tub or use our steam shower as well and experience what an inhome steam shower can do for your body. It’s like a personal spa, and there are so many health benefits. A steam shower cleans out your pores, improves breathing, opens up nasal passages and helps promote sinus drainage. I encourage people to experience it in our showroom.”

 

GSI Bath Showplace follows the latest trends and carries almost every style and product with the most up-to-date technology available. Featured brands include American Standard, Grohe and DXV, among others.

20180416_174517“We have a lot more variety of products,” Vitale says. “Home centers will only have a few big vendors, but we have that along with some unique and exclusive lines. For example, we have over 10 different faucet lines and a big variety of specialty vanity bases—each that have their niche, different finishes and different styles. There’s so much to view and touch in a setting you will not see at home centers.”

Additionally, GSI Bath Showplace is one of the few showrooms in the region to carry DXV products from American Standard, a high-end line of designer faucets, sinks, toilets and accessories inspired by the notable design movements—classic, golden era, modern and contemporary—of American Standard’s 150-year history. Vitale suggests customers visit its website, GSIBathShowplace.com, and create a wish list of their favorite DXV products online and bring it to the showroom; this not only saves time, but also enables customers to get a better feel for the products before they even walk through the door.

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“We recommend this because usually customers are overwhelmed and surprised at how much there is to consider for a bathroom,” he says. “They didn’t realize all of the products that are available to them, like having shower glass doors with multiple slide options with very little metal surrounding it, or the multiple shower faucets and other features that can be used inside your shower, like an LED-lit, fog-free shaving mirror or a Bluetooth radio.”

Recently, freestanding tubs and vanities have become more popular, according to Vitale, who says he’s seen more customers opt for a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. The result: a clean look that’s less modern—he calls it “transitional.”

“People are ripping out bathrooms from the ’80s with their tiny showers and tubs dropped into large tile decks and expanding the showers and installing smaller freestanding, but deep soaking tubs,” he says. “For vanities, people are getting away from having them built in between walls and installing more stand-alone furniture style designs. Also gaining acceptance in homes lately are wall-hung vanities that give a more open feel and certainly are much easier to clean around.”

Standing Apart
GSI Bath Showplace concentrates solely on bathrooms, unlike most other showrooms and home centers. What that means, Vitale says, is that customers will “see things differently” at its showrooms compared with locations that focus mostly on kitchens but

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have some bath products, mostly as an afterthought.

“We sell toilets and not just what you see everywhere else; we have toilets that go in the wall, clean themselves and, yes, can clean you, too,” he says. “We focus solely on the bathroom products and products you won’t find anywhere else, products

such as mirrors that are 60 inches wide and 40 inches high, with LED lights and a built-in television screen. You can watch the traffic report as you’re shaving. And because bath products are our specialty, our staff knows what these products can do and help you find what is right for you.”

For anyone thinking about giving a bathroom a facelift before GSI Bath Showplace has completed the overhaul of the Doylestown showroom, the company has five other showrooms in the area: Devon, Philadelphia’s Fox Chase neighborhood and Southampton, as well as two locations in New Jersey (Hightstown and Stone Harbor). There, they will speak with a friendly industry professional who has the knowledge and expertise to guide them through the process. Of course, homeowners can always visit the company’s website, GSIBathShowplace.com, to peruse the full range of options.

“We see ourselves as a destination,” Vitale says. “It’s a different experience than being in a home center. If you want to see all of the options available for a bathroom, you want to come to GSI. That’s what we do best.”

GSI BATH SHOWPLACE
636-A N. Main Street
Doylestown, Pa.
(215) 348-5720
GSIBathShowplace.com

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Life Magazine, November, 2017.

ICP has a new “HVAC Basics” training course available for your use

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Download Flyer – HVAC Basics Course Announcement

ICP has a new ‘HVAC Basics’ training course available for your use. The HVAC Basics course offers content that illustrates the basic functions of heating and cooling – and how a comfortable environment is created. If you are new to the industry, in a new role or simply want a quick refresher on the basics of HVAC, take advantage of this new My Learning Center online course, HVAC Basics.

Through learning how the body regulates temperature, what attributes to us feeling comfortable, and how comfort is created with heating and cooling products, this course gives you the foundation of how HVAC systems work. This course is eligible for ELITE FACTORY HOURS and NATE CEU credits.

To access My Learning Center:

Distributors: Log on to www.ICPExcellence.com > Learning Center > My Learning Center

Dealers: Log into the secure dealer portal on Go Site > Click My Learning Center at the top of the screen

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact mylearning@icpusa.com

New Regulations on the Horizon: Fan Energy Rating (FER)

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While HVAC contractors, distributors and manufacturers all enjoyed a rare year with no new federal regulations impacting the industry in 2017, it’s time to begin understanding the next set of major federal regulations scheduled to take effect. Fan Energy Rating (FER) will take effect in 2019, but preparations to meet these new standards have been underway for some time already.

What is FER?

In 2014, the US Department of Energy established the first national efficiency standards for furnace fans. FER specifies a maximum fan energy rating that varies based on the airflow provided by the furnace fan.

FER is expressed in terms of power consumption (W) per delivered airflow (1000 cfm) and incorporates energy consumption in three different modes: heating, cooling, and constant circulation.1 These new standards will require a whopping 46% watt reduction over a typical PSC furnace.

What is the purpose of these new regulations?

The FER standards are intended to reduce US energy consumption. Reduced energy consumption will in turn save consumers money on energy bills and cut carbon pollution.

For example:
A standard furnace fan for a 70,000 BTU-per-hour furnace consumes approximately 1,000 kilowatt-hours per year. The FER standards could reduce energy use by 46%.2

Additionally, since the furnace fan is a previously unregulated component of HVAC systems, it is also likely that these regulations could boost innovation.

When does FER take effect?

These regulations will take effect on July 3, 2019. Each furnace manufacturer must ensure their entire line of furnaces is in compliance by that date.

Why are we talking about regulations that won’t take effect for well over a year now?

Preparation has been a multi-year process. A significant portion of the Comfortmaker® furnace line (and those of every other manufacturer) are being re-engineered to meet these new regulations. Comfortmaker has been hard at work preparing their furnace line to meet these new regulations.

What does FER mean for HVAC distributors and contractors? 

Comfortmaker will be rolling out new lines of more efficient furnaces designed to meet and exceed FER standards throughout the first half of 2019. Stay tuned to GoComfortmaker.com for a steady stream of product announcements.

Rest easy knowing that Comfortmaker will be ready for the FER regulations when they take effect.

1https://appliance-standards.org/product/furnace-fans
2http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-building-news/government-orders-more-efficient-furnace-fans

Reproduced from GoComfortmaker website

Take Advantage of PGW Rebates

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There’s still time to take advantage of PGW equipment rebates this heating season.

Have you visited the new EnergySense Equipment Rebates website? This simple-to-navigate website is designed to help you identify rebates for eligible residential and commercial equipment, quickly submit rebate applications online, and easily track the status of rebate applications. Print applications and FAQs are available for download as PDFs and can be incorporated as part of your marketing toolkit for potential clients.

The new PGW EnergySense Rebates website provides you with the tools and resources to help you close more sales for energy-efficient gas equipment such as:

  • Residential furnaces and boilers
  • Commercial boilers and hot water heaters
  • Commercial cooking equipment
  • Steam traps

For more information about PGW EnergySense Residential and Commercial Equipment Rebates, please contact us HERE or call 1-855-PGW SOLVES (1-855-749-7658).

Times are Changing! And so is the Commercial Rooftop Lineup.

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New Commercial Model Changes for 2018 DOE Compliance
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Comfortmaker® Commercial Rooftop Units

As part of the “largest energy-saving standard in history,” the Department of Energy (DOE) has issued “new efficiency standards for more than 40 household and commercial products, including commercial air conditioners.”

As of January 1, 2018, new DOE minimum efficiency standards affecting commercial air conditioners or rooftop units went into effect.

The new efficiency standards are measured in IEER or Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio. IEER is similar to SEER in residential equipment, but IEER is supposed to provide a more accurate efficiency rating because it is an average measurement over the entire cooling season, rather than simply the hottest few hours of the year.

Here is a summary chart of the 2018 DOE Minimum Efficiency Requirements for commercial equipment:

 
2018 DOE Minimum Efficiency Table in IEER (Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio)
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To meet the 2018 DOE Minimum Efficiency Requirements for commercial equipment, all Comfortmaker® RGS, RAS and RHS rooftops and select RGH and RAH rooftop units will be offered with two-speed as standard. Please refer to the Comfortmaker Commercial Rooftop Model Changes Chart below for complete details.

Any units manufactured BEFORE January, 1, 2018, can be sold and installed anytime in 2018 and beyond. Any units manufactured AFTER December 31, 2017 must be DOE compliant.

Comfortmaker Commercial Rooftop Model Changes for 2018

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NR=Two-speed is not required to be DOE compliant but will remain a FIOP.
Blue=Change as of 1/1/18.
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The Rooftop Energy Savings Calculator and Rooftop Mobile App have been updated to reflect these model changes. A new Equipment Selection Program and COPS Pricing and Configuration Tool are also in place to assist with equipment configuration and load calculations.

Times are changing, and the Comfortmaker commercial rooftop lineup is changing right along with them. All RGS, RAS and RHS rooftops and select RGH and RAH rooftop models offer two-speed as standard to meet increased DOE efficiency requirements. Comfortmaker is committed to continually improving its products while saving consumers money and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

 Published from http://www.gocomfortmaker.com/go/index.asp?id=3418

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