Looking to do a VVT Retrofit? Our friends at KMC Controls offer several easy, cost effective ways for the control pro to get the job done.
Valves, Valves everywhere. If you work with Building Automation or Smart Building Controls or do HVAC maintenance in buildings you cannot escape control valves.
Join Stromquist & Company‘s master trainer Tim Chamblee as he trains control pros on everything they need to know about control valves. If you are interested in attending one of Tim’s classes call Nancy at 800.241.9471 and ask for a schedule.
Congratulations to Siemens for having their Variable Frequency Drive being selected by the global ControlTrends Community as the 2016 ControlTrends VFD of the Year. The BT300 was also the winner at the 2015 ControlTrends Awards as well! Click here to learn more about the Siemens BT300.
Want to try a Siemens BT300 variable frequency drive? Reach out to your local CGNA Controls distributor.
It’s getting cold outside…..well maybe not yet, but it will start getting cold soon. When it get’s cold we turn the heat on, and when we turn the heat on, we find out what broke during the warm days of spring and summer. In the spirt of making sure replacement heating stuff get’s installed properly, we are re releasing one of our most popular technical videos on how to install a gas pressure regulator the right way.
Stromquist & Company’s, Matt Koenig, gives you the step by step instructions you need to make sure your gas pressure regulators will work. If you do not install gas pressure regulators correctly they will not work.
A disclaimer, gas pressure regulators can be dangerous and should only be installed by qualified professionals. Another disclaimer, if you are not a qualified professional and are watching this video, you have way to much time on your hands, get help now!
Cool video from the Geek Group on relays! Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Geek Group provides access to science, technology, engineering and math by developing programming and facilities for individuals and institutions to learn, explore, innovate and play at an independent pace according to their needs. The Geek Group has many thousands of members scattered across the globe, in every state in the US and one hundred and forty-two countries. Come help us build Awesome! Thanks Chris, well done.
Sit in on this valve trying class taught by Tim Chamblee at Stromquist & Company. Tim is a master trainer and in this class he breaks down different HVAC control valve and actuator types and gives you information that will help you select.install and troubleshoot HVAC valves and actuators.
Awesome video and cool new actuator series from Schneider Electric. The SmartX MG 350 is the first NEW SmartX Actuator released globally. It is designed to control two and three-way globe valves in a wide range of applications. The MG350 SmartX Actuator is the platform for the future, acting as the foundation of both a SmartStruxure™ solution and SmartStruxure Lite solution. The critical information delivered by the actuator helps the BMS operate at optimal efficiency.
Our Favorite things about the MG350:
Alarms–the MG350 will give you visual indication of valve motion and alarms if the valve is blocked, if your linage is loose, or if you loose your control signal
Multi colored LED that indicates the valve mode and valve position
Easy Dip Switch setup for input signal and action
It is a global platform: 4 models will handle the majority of your applications
Reach out to your local CGNA Elite Controls distributor to find to more
Date: August 23rd, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Location: Online Webinar
Please join us as we introduce Honeywell’s latest residential products designed to better serve your business.
FROM THE HONEYWELL NEWSROOM: A recent study from Honeywell found that 9 in 10 Americans long for a connected device to automate and control features in their home when they’re out of town. In fact, more Americans (39%) worry about locking their doors than about packing essentials like toothbrushes, underwear or mobile phone chargers (36%), and one-third of Americans with a security system can’t even remember if they turned on the alarm before leaving. With Americans looking for tools to help simplify their lives, the Lyric product family offers a number of ways to be more connected and in control.
Participant Access Instructions – Dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time using the Participant Phone Number and Participant Passcode listed below.
Participant Passcode: 352948
International Toll: 719.325.4861
US/CAN Toll Free: 800.967.7149
Can a thermostat really turn on a toaster and monitor energy consumption? Not that you would want to use your thermostat to start a toaster, but you could. The bigger feature is having a smart thermostat that has the on board capacity to monitor electrical consumption and loads. We have had great success doing just this with a smart thermostat we sell by Entouch.
In this video, our Dozier Mills, shows you how to us the Entouch GN8 with the Entouch Smart Thermostat to monitor electrical loads. This information can then be shared or used to monitor building and equipment energy performance. A very cool and effective way for making your small building or home smarter. Great job Doz!
Selling the Connected Home: How to Grow Your Business: July 26, 2016, 2pm EST
More than simply building connected products, Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful – one that takes care of itself and the people inside it. Gene LaNois, general manager of Nest’s professional channel, will share his thoughts on the future of the connected home, what it means for the HVAC industry, and the important steps to becoming a smart home provider.
During this webinar, attendees will:
* Gain an in-depth understanding of Nest products
* Discover how the new “Connected Trade” removes seasonality
* Recognize how HVAC is best positioned to be the leader in this new “Connected Trade”