Rick’s Tips #2: SureSeal Drain

dude in snowSureSeal not only seals with no glue or silicon but there are no special tools for removal. Just take off the strainer, reach in and pull the SureSeal out with your hand, service the drain, wash the SureSeal if needed and press fit back in the drain or pipe

– Rick Ensley, SureSeal Product Manager

23 May

Dussault Mechanical Wins RectorSeal iPad Promotion

rectorsealawardRectorSeal concealed 25 redeemable Golden Tickets inside Aspen Pumps’ Mini White, Orange Mini, Orange Maxi, Aqua Mini, and Micro V Series condensate pump packaging.

RectorSeal Corp., Houston, a leading manufacturer of HVACR products and accessories, presented Michael Clarke, president of HVAC contractor Dussault Mechanical Services, Hudson, N.H., with an iPad Mini 3 tablet on May 10, for winning RectorSeal’s Aspen Pumps Golden Ticket promotion.

RectorSeal held the promotion last Fall when it randomly concealed 25 redeemable Golden Tickets inside Aspen Pumps‘ Mini White, Orange Mini, Orange Maxi, Aqua Mini, and Micro V Series condensate pump packaging distributed throughout its North American HVAC wholesalers.

Clarke had a hunch he might find one of the Golden Tickets after buying 410 Aspen Mini White Series condensate pumps for a Cambridge, Mass.-based 150-unit multi-family housing complex he was retrofitting from window units to more efficient ductless mini-split air conditioning. His 30-year mechanical contracting firm recently finished installing the 43-year-old complex’s 150 condensers and 410 evaporator coils manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric, Suwanee, Ga., to improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

The Mini White Series is designed to be installed externally below a mini-split evaporator coil, automatically drain excess condensate from the drain pan and aesthetically match most mini-split exterior encasement finishes. Its unique modular quick-connect wiring speeds installation and the easy-access encasement pops off for fast debris filter change-outs or other maintenance without accessing the evaporator coil casing.

The Golden Ticket pump was purchased at the Wilmington, Mass. branch of wholesale distributor Homans Associates — division of Watsco, the largest distributor of HVAC/R equipment, parts and supplies in the U.S.

RectorSeal’s New England territory manufacturer’s representative, Robert Forbes, partner, Gimper Forbes LLC, Edison, N.J. presented Clarke with i-Pad Mini 3.

“This is the first of many Aspen Golden Ticket promotions we plan in the future,” said Rob Moore, RectorSeal’s Aspen Pump product manager, who designed the promotion with Riley Archer, Rectorseal’s national sales manager, construction.

19 May

A/C PM CHECKLIST

By James Bowman

Going the extra mile in providing a quality preventive maintenance program for your customers means a happy clientele with systems that function properly.

A typical springtime air-conditioning startup includes coil cleaning, checking refrigerant pressures and other inspections right out of the HVAC service textbooks.
However, A/C textbooks rarely mention preventative-maintenance procedures and a host of the “little things” service techs can provide to go the extra mile.

The little things might include: removing rust and applying an anti-seize coating to a motor shaft; tightening electrical terminals; sealing small air-handler crevices where air can leak out; adding a few biocide tablets to a drain pan; or touching up a rusty filter-drier with a galvanizing spray. That extra service may not be immediately noticeable to the customers, but over the long term, their systems will run better and last longer.

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11 May