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”
Forget about the gloom and doom we hear every day, check out one of the coolest new technologies to hit the street. Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Power Wall. Needless to say this will effect the way we look at Smart Homes.
The Powerwall was unveiled on April 30, 2015, with a 7 kWh Powerwall model that would retail for US$3,000 and a 10 kWh model at US$3,500. The Power wall sold out in less than a week. Musk predicted the low price would cause other storage producers to follow and there are rumblings about a version 2.
Please let us know your thoughts in comments.
Stromquist & Company’s Dozier Mills breakdowns the products from ProLon and shows you how to install the Prolon solution for either VAV or VVT applications. As you can see this is a very powerful and easy to install solution.
ProLon is a commercial/high-end residential HVAC zoning system designed specifically for retrofit and modern day rooftops and other air handling units along with their VAV zones. ProLon’s controllers are perfect for light to mid-sized commercial buildings, allowing you to group and prioritize zones to achieve the optimal performances and comfort from your equipment. ProLon products allow easy to use remote access that lets you outlook and manage your system from anywhere through a simple internet connection.
ProLon Focus is our FREE proprietary software, which lets you visualize and configure your entire zoning system in a user-friendly environment. No fees, no yearly licenses, no hassle. Also, Prolonlive is the new free web service allowing web access to any ProLon system using a smartphone or a tablet.
ProLon remains simple to use for both installer and user. The accessible yet powerful management capabilities coupled with advanced control sequences allows ProLon to fill the gap between entry-level zoning panels and full-fledged building automation systems (DDC).
If you missed the amazing Live training event from ACI on temperature sensing and sensors, no worries, we have a replay for you right here.
Yes, I know it is a bit of a play on words, but Barry Gordon and the team at ACI do not play around — when it comes to making current sensors and other products for the smart buildings controls professional. ACI has started doing live video training! We announced the first one a couple of weeks ago. If you missed it, no worries, you can watch it right here, right now.