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The REME Halo - Cleaning air & reducing spread of illness....

Did you know that most people spend more than 90% of their time indoors and that indoor air is often 10 times and sometimes even up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air?
Take control of your indoor air quality (IAQ) now by reducing pollutants that can contribute to headache, fatigue, lung irritation and foul odors.

Help your home fight mold, germs, volatile organic compounds, odors and reduce airborne particles by choosing one of RGF’s Air Purification Systems that best fits your needs. RGF’s award winning line of induct and stand alone air purifiers featuring REME® and PHI-cell® technology produce hydro-peroxides (H2O2), which are proven safe and effective at cleansing the air in your home.

Ecobee 4

The new voice-enabled smart thermostat with Room Sensor™

Includes a Room Sensor™ to help manage hot or cold spots

Comes with built-in Amazon Alexa

Ask to adjust the temperature, read the news, and more

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Meet the new ecobee4 smart thermostat with built-in Alexa Voice Service and a room sensor. Keep a bit of control no matter how crazy home life gets. End the chaos!

Check Out The HUB from UEi....

Great NEW HVAC/R Tool….

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Wireless Hygrometer

The WHP1 displays temperature split and psychrometric calculations on the “Air Side” screen in the App. The WHP1 features the thinnest probe at 1⁄4” diameter, which means smaller drill holes than current probes on the market. The magnetic mount holds the WHP1 onto the plenum placing the probe in optimum position for air stream measurements, no adjustments needed.

Wireless Pressure Probe

WPP1 has a pivoting hinge to allow access to connections in tight spaces. The Pass-through fit- ting allows users to connect directly to the probe without additional adapters for a more efficient work flow, saving money on refrigerant and only bringing out the hoses when they’re needed.

Temperature Pipe Clamp

The WPC1 is a thermistor pipe clamp that plugs into the Pressure probe to send its data to the App. The narrow jaw allows users to get onto narrow pipe lengths, while the over-molded tex- ture provides a secure grip. The unique spring design allows for easier opening and closing with- out compromising it’s grasp of the pipe. The WPC1 is compliant to California’s Title 24 standard.

Solid Connection Setting up probes in the App is quick and easy. Once a probe is assigned to a part of the system, it will automatically reassign that probe each time the App is launched. The latest wireless technology allows up to 150 ft. connectivity range pending environmental conditions and if the connection drops, the probe will automatically reconnect to the App.

UEi HUB App The UEi HUB App shows a system’s Liquid and Suction measurements and tem- perature split and psychrometric calculations in an intuitive easy-to-read display. Users can easily select from over 44 refrigerants as well as add or subtract favorites. Customize views to see basic “Air Side” measurements or all info at once. The user-friendly navigation bar allows users to quickly change units or make altitude compensation adjustments for more accurate air proper- ty readings at higher altitudes. The user-friendly navigation bar allows users to quickly change units, reassign probes or get support from the manual, web support or UEI’s customer service.

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  • In App temperature split and psychrometric calculations

  • In App system refrigerant charging calculations

  • Pass through refrigerant ports for easily adding or recovering refrigerant from the system without disconnecting probes

  • 180˚ rotation for easy use in cramped spaces

  • Slimmest 1/4 inch hygrometer probe means smaller drill holes

  • Narrow pipe clamp jaw allows users to get into narrow pipe lengths

  • Wireless range: 150' (50m) pending environment

  • Requires FREE App "UEi HUB"

  • iOS® and Android compatible™

For More Information CLICK HERE

Looking for a new career? How about the trades?

The New Year can be a great time to make positive changes in your life. Considering that the average person spends more than 90,000 hours in their lifetime at work, starting a new job or switching careers is one of the biggest changes you could make.

And with the nation facing a skilled trade shortage, there are likely to be plenty of jobs for welders, electricians and HVAC technicians with the right qualifications in the coming years.

See what these careers could hold in store for you in 2019 and beyond.

Read The Whole Article CLICK HERE

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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.

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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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Mike McNultyComment
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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