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New from RGF....

This is a video explaining RGF's Microcon® whole house HEPA filtration product.... The Microcon® ‘whole home’ HEPA Air Filtration system is easily installed in your home’s HVAC or air handling system to provide 99.97% airborne particulate reduction without impacting air flow, static pressure or unit sizing. This whisper quiet air filtration system is extremely efficient for dust, pet dander, pollen and VOC removal. The  Microcon® 350 unit is recommended for areas up to 2,625sq ft.The Microcon® 675 is recommended for areas up to 5,000 sq ft.

The Microcon® whole home HEPA filter can be installed into any existing commercial or residential HVAC system to provide 99.97% airborne particulate reduction without impacting air flow, static pressure or unit sizing. Installation requires no costly electrical or mechanical alternations to the HVAC system and the unique design offers HEPA grade filtration with very low power consumption.

The 3-stage filtration cartridge is contained and protected in a durable steel box. In stage-one, a foam pre-filter captures large particulate matter. In the second stage, the HEPA filter traps more of the harmful and irritating particulate like pet dander, pollen and smoke. Finally, in the third stage, the activated carbon adsorbs chemical or gas-based pollutants.

The filters are easy to access and change. Once locked into place, the filter is completely sealed, ensuring that no polluted air escapes from the box. The baked thermostat powder finish on the box itself provides a durable, long-lasting housing that will not off-gas chemicals, providing truly clean air to the surrounding environment.

Though continuous operation is recommended for optimal indoor air quality, this unit does feature an illuminated on/off switch.

There is an optional VOC filter upgrade available for this unit.

For more information: Click Here

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How important is the correct filter?

If you don’t think having the right filter matters, you are wrong....

Whether it changes the static and shuts down your system, or the filter is too thin and gets stuck in your blower or extra space allows for vermin to get in - these all can impact and destroy your valuable hvac system!

Having the correct filter for your system and changing it regularly is one of the easiest things you can do as a homeowner to increase the longevity and performance of your heating and cooling system! Plus a clean filter also help for a healthy house.

Take our word for it! We sell filters for a living and was short the correct size and put in what we had. Well, that left an opening for a varmint to get in and mess up our office’s hvac equipment.

Spot the danger signs of CO

You’ll be able to spot existing and potential CO dangers by recognizing these tell-tale signs:

  • Staining, sooting, or discolouration around the appliance

  • Appliances that burn slowly or have orange or “floppy” flames, or that go out unexpectedly 

  • A yellow or orange flame; it should be blue

  • Condensation or dampness on walls or windows in the room after the appliance is lit

  • A strange smell when the appliance is on

  • Rusting or water streaking on an appliance cabinet, vent, or chimney

  • Loose or disconnected vent/chimney connections or guards

  • Smouldering BBQs 

  • Crumbling or damaged masonry in chimneys, excess smoking from a wood or coal fire, or a room filling with smoke from an open fire or wood burner

Avoid the following:

  • Using camp lanterns and stoves inside tents or caravans without adequate ventilation

  • Using generators or BBQs indoors or close to windows or ventilation units

  • Drying clothes on appliances in a way that blocks ventilation or air flow

For more information CLICK HERE

Busy IHACI Show

39th IHACI SHOW #hvac #tradeshow #ihaci #ihaci2018 #pasadena #california #contractor #heating #ac #airconditioning #hvaclive #hvactradeshow #trades #thetrades

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This is a great High School Idea!!!

'Signing Day' recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college

One school system in Virginia wanted to celebrate a different life-changing moment for the seniors who were starting careers right after graduation. In Henrico County, public school administrators held a ceremony in late March called "Career and Technical Letter-of-Intent Signing Day."

To Read More Click HERE

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Great Career

Another great one to pass on! #tradeschools #trades #thetrades #hvac #plumbing #electrical #electrician #plumber #tech #nodebt #career

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New WIDE WIDTH AP Armaflex® FS Duct Liner and Wrap

Armacell is now making our closed cell, fiber free AP Armaflex® FS and AP Armaflex FS SA Duct Liner and Wrap insulation in 1-1/2" thickness in wider width 56-1/4", 59" and 60" rolls. Meet R-6 code requirements while saving time and labor with easy-to-install matching widths that eliminate the need to splice 48" material to into longer ducts. All of this with the same great thermal performance, noise absorption and condensation control you have come to expect from AP Armaflex, but now in a width and thickness that provides the R-6 value needed for duct liners and wraps.

  • New 60" width aligns with common lengths of sheet metal ducts
  • Save time with insulation rolls that perfectly match duct sizes
  • Reduce scrap and waste from cutting and piecing undersized rolls
  • Saves energy with an R-value of 6 that is required by codes
  • 25/50 rated, all sizes and thicknesses
  • AP Armaflex FS and AP Armaflex FS SA Self-Adhering duct liner are available made-to-order
  • Contact your sales rep for lead times 


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