The Bryant Pro app, originally developed in 2011, provides several tools to help dealers sell including: furnace sound lab comparisons and Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pump heating hours calculator.
When the dealer chooses to subscribe to the Bryant Mobile Consultant app, Bryant Pro seamlessly links to a Wrightsoft app to provide an operating cost calculator for best/better/good comparisons, load calculations, reports and proposals. Internet links are provided for technical literature and product data, the Bryant website, and a retail finance payment calculator with homeowner applications. bryant.com
The new Wi-Fi-capable Coleman Echelon Residential Communicating Control from Johnson Controls provides homeowners with remote access to the control system from their smartphone or tablet using the IntelliComfort mobile app, allowing for easy monitoring of the status of every enabled system device — from the air conditioner to the furnace, to the air handler to the heat pump.
The Payroll Time Entry app by Dexter + Chaney lets you record and manage labor and equipment hours associated with every job, all from one easy-to-use app. With Payroll Time Entry, you have much more than a time entry tool – you have the ability to improve the accuracy of job cost reporting and to better control labor and equipment costs.
The Frigidaire ComfortConsultant iPad app is an in-home sales app that adds transparency to the sales process. With ComfortConsultant, homeowners use the app to answer questions about what they desire out from their new HVAC system. The results are a more engaged homeowner, a higher sales ticket, and increased closing ratios. frigidaire.com
RedLINK controllers are compatible with the Honeywell RedLINK Internet Gateway, which allows users to control HVAC systems remotely through a web browser, iPhone, iPad, Android, or any Internet-enabled smart device. RedLINK controllers for M-Series are also compatible with the Portable Central Controller (PCC) accessory (shown here), originally introduced with the P-Series models. The PCC wirelessly connects and operates up to 16 RedLINK controllers throughout the home. Homeowners can control the temperature of any RedLINK-operated system through one portable controller. forwardthinking.honeywell.com
Alternative refrigerant producer ICOR International, Inc. has released a digitial version of its U-22B Superheat/Sub-cooling Calculators in a mobile application. The NU-22B calculator app will enable technicians to properly charge a system and optimize system performance. The app is now available in the Apple Store. Multi-media versions are coming soon.
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices, the IntelliComfort mobile app from Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group gives homeowners access to the York Affinity, Coleman Echelon, or Luxaire Acclimate Residential Communicating Control systems. The app provides remote temperature and humidity control for up to six separate zones throughout their home. johnsoncontrols.com
The Knaack DataVault is described as the construction industry’s first storage box custom designed to deliver digital connectivity and asset protection on the job site. It’s a complete storage solution that hosts the hardware and software all in one place, providing easy accessibility and greater productivity for job site professionals. DataVault also integrates with building information modelling (BIM).
The iComfort Wi-Fi thermostat allows homeowners to make system adjustments from a downloadable app on any web-enabled device or smartphone. The iHarmony zoning system can be configured with the iComfort Wi-Fi thermostat and controlled by an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Modine has introduced an iPad app for specifiers, reps, engineers and contractors with interest in school, commercial and residential applications. It’s an intuitive guide to all of Modine’s HVAC applications with easy navigation and access to product information.
The app allows for easy configuring of classroom ventilation options. Search for “Modine” in the Apple app store. modine.com
The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with 95% of 24V systems, and has software designed to make high efficiency systems shine. “True Radiant” gives radiant customers even heat and a predictable schedule. “Heat Pump Balance” automatically helps heat pump customers save, and “Airwave” can dramatically reduce air conditioner runtime up to 30% while keeping customers cool, sources report. certified.nest.com
MotorAID provides contractors with convenient access to Regal’s cross-reference database of over 100,000 replacement motors. This app allows users to determine correct replacement motors and quickly locate distributors and wholesalers nearby. MotorAID is available in both Apple and Android app stores. Users can cross-reference more than 100,000 replacement motors or find a distributor from a listing of nearly 5,000.
The Rheem iPad app gives contractors access to all the product information they need. Features of the iPad app include:
• Full access to all Rheem products
• New products coming from Rheem
• Easy access to product spec sheets & other documents
•Updates on the Rheem racing program
• Quick access to HVAC Energy savings calculator
• Quick access to EZ Spec (Tankless water heater sizing application)
HVAC contractors can collect employee time records quickly and accurately with the “Time” mobile app from Sage. The app eliminates shuffling paper timesheets between the jobsite and the office. Using a mobile device, time can be collected and approved for one or multiple employees, giving quicker visibility into project labor costs and streamlining the field-to-office payroll process. sage.com
Sensi is a new, Wi-Fi enabled thermostat by Emerson that is described as, “the thermostat for unprogrammed lives.” Sensi allows homeowners to control their own comfort via the Sensi mobile app, which provides remote access to the thermostat from any location. Sensi works with a home’s existing wiring, and the app provides a step-by-step Wi-Fi connection guide, making installation simple and efficient for contractors.
SiteSage, new from Powerhouse Dynamics, is a major expansion of the remote equipment control functionality of the company’s award-winning enterprise energy and asset management system. The SiteSage name replaces the previous eMonitor name under which it had been known. SiteSage is designed for multi-site operators of small commercial facilities, such as restaurant, convenience store, and specialty retail chains. SiteSage allows customers to centrally control HVAC and other equipment via an intuitive web interface and mobile apps.
Southwire’s voltage drop calculator will help you determine the proper wire size for an electrical circuit based on the voltage drop and current carrying capacity of an electrical circuit. Determines wire size to meet specific voltage drop limits or calculates voltage drop for a specific conductor run. When sizing conductors, calculations limits wire size to voltage drop and NEC ampacity. southwire.com
Trane and American Standard’s latest thermostat offerings are compatible with Nexia Home Intelligence with dealer diagnostics, allowing for check-ins on heating and cooling systems via smart devices. While homeowners can adjust heating and cooling settings from work or vacation, your team can receive text alerts and tap into a client’s HVAC system to quickly understand system issues and ensure efficiencies while on the job site.
This month we feature software and apps for commercial and residential applications. Included are: controllers, time management, sales tools, on-site digital storage, thermostats, voltage drop calculators, and more!
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