Position Available – Outside Sales Engineer

The primary objective of this position is to generate revenue and profits for the company under the direction of the Sales Team Leader and Vice President of Sales. The company’s reputation is often contingent upon how the salesperson represents him/herself and the company, therefore it is imperative that all interaction supports the mission and values […]

Position Available – Sales Application Engineer

Job Description for Sales Application Engineer The primary objective of this position is to serve in a comprehensive technical support and application engineering role, under the direction of the Applications Engineering Team Leader and Vice President of Sales. The Application Engineer works directly with the outside sales team presale on designs, proposal generation, and job […]

What Does “Design Day” Really Mean?

  August 12, 2021 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP   As I type this, the ambient (outdoor) temperatures are 95°F dry bulb and 79°F wet bulb here in Louisville, KY. Those conditions are above a “design day” for Louisville (94.0°/75.1°). The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) puts out […]

Ventilation In Schools – Be Careful What You Are Bringing In!

April 10, 2021 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP   I recently came across this study that was published March 27, 2021. The study came out of Spain and looked to assess air quality in classrooms after increasing ventilation as directed by public health officials. Ventilation conditions (carbon dioxide, CO2) and suspended particulate matter […]

Do Portable Air Cleaners Really Help?

March 16, 2021 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP Last month, the CDC issued revised recommendations for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Part of those recommendations included portable air cleaners that use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to enhance air cleaning wherever possible. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/ventilation.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/ventilation.html Their “Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs” graphic even shows […]

OSHA Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

February 25, 2021 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP   You can read the full document from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), with all recommendations here: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework I want to focus on the “Improving Ventilation” portion. Despite what you may hear, both the CDC and ASHRAE have recommended making improvements to ventilation […]

VFDs and Single Phase Power

January 22, 2021 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP   When you’ve been the “VFD Expert” in your state for the last 27 years, you come across many unique applications. One that I would not consider unique, but that we are asked about all the time is using a Variable Frequency Drive when all […]

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force’s Aerosol Exposure Core Recommendations

On January 6, 2021, the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Epidemic Task Force released new guidance to address control of airborne infectious aerosol exposure. An infectious aerosol is a suspension in air of fine particles or droplets containing pathogens such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can cause infections when inhaled. […]

Ventilation – Does Your Home Have It? Probably Not.

December 20, 2020 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP   Ventilation. A term that most people outside of the HVAC world rarely heard until a few months ago. As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, and the CDC and WHO finally started to recognize airborne transmission, ventilation quickly became a buzz word. So why does ventilation […]

DOE Efficiency Standards on HVAC Equipment

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) establishes energy-efficiency standards for certain appliances and equipment, and currently covers more than 60 different products. The Appliance and Equipment Standards Program issues regulations on test procedures, and for the implementation, certification, and enforcement of the standards. As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), small, large, […]