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ENERGY STAR® Certified Products Offer Rebates

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Energy costs are rising. For most homeowners, this is not breaking news since energy costs have been consistently on the rise. As a contractor, you can do something for your clients to subside this issue with the help of ENERGY STAR®.

 

ENERGY STAR® Incentivizes Purchases

 

This year, ENERGY STAR®, the leading organization for energy efficiency and innovation, certified several of our products. The 1870 and both the 8144NC and 8145 Ventilation Systems were certified as Most Efficient 2020. The 1870 is the first whole-home dehumidifier to be awarded as Most Efficient.

 

Beyond recognizing and rewarding energy-efficiency, the ENERGY STAR® website houses rebates and incentives offered by 800 different energy companies throughout the United States. You can search the database by zip code or product to see the different rebates and incentives offered for ENERGY STAR® products in your area.

 

This database extends beyond AprilAire products and includes all other ENERGY STAR®  registered HVAC products.

 

You can also use the website to compare ENERGY STAR® products to show the customer that you are providing them with the most energy-efficient product across all of your offerings. This can be done in-home or virtually.

 

These selling tools can be used to help sway customers to purchase efficient products. Not only are you providing your clients with healthier air, but you are also providing them savings. Residential energy usage is bound to go up as more people are staying home and are relying more heavily on electronic products to occupy their time.

 

Investment in Energy-Efficiency

 

Energy companies invested $8 billion in incentives for ENERGY STAR® products and independently these products saved homeowners $35B in energy costs.

 

Pushing consumers toward more energy-efficient products helps lessen energy consumption so these energy providers do not have to build more expensive infrastructure.

 

It is worth contacting different energy companies in your area to see if other incentives and rebates are available for other AprilAire products like our smart home thermostats, humidifiers, zoning panels, and our air filters. Energy companies want to provide consumers with more efficient products and are willing to use incentives to increase these purchases.

 

About AprilAire Products

 

For more information about AprilAire products and all the other awards they have won, please view our awards page.

 

Make sure you contact an AprilAire distributor so you can offer AprilAire products to your customers to help them save money and breathe healthier air.

Healthy Humidity

AprilAire at AHR Day Two: Talking Humidifiers with David and Damian

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Day two at AHR was bustling and full of great conversations, many of which were focused on humidifiers. We’re certainly well known for this product line and we definitely love to talk about them. It’s always a good idea to talk about them to your customers since there’s never any shortage of problems that humidifiers can solve. Watch the video above with HVAC Channel Sales Manager David Voight and Product Manager Damian Mannino to see more about what we’re talking about at AHR this year.

Healthy Humidity

AprilAire at AHR Day Three: Spotlight on Dehumidifiers

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In yesterday’s video, David and Damian discussed the AprilAire humidifier models that we had on display at AHR. Today, we’re going to put the spotlight on our dehumidifiers – yet another effective solution for problems that homeowners face in regards to health and comfort in their homes. Watch the video above and pick up some great talking points that you should share with your customers.

Need more technical or sales support on any of our product lines? If you’re not already a member of the AprilAire Partners in Comfort program, you should join today — there’s tons of technical information for you to when you need it, great sales tools to help you grow your business, and much more!

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An Update on Indoor Air Quality from the Project Sustainability Podcast

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As a contractor, you know that Indoor Air Quality is a hot topic these days. With more and more people spending time indoors, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that the air inside homes and businesses for your customers is as clean as possible. The Project Sustainability Podcast is here to help.

 

Hosted by a team of experts in sustainability and environmentalism, the Project Sustainability Podcast aims to educate and entertain listeners about a wide range of topics related to the environment. Their episode, “An Update on Indoor Air Quality,” features AprilAire Senior Training and Development Manager of AprilAire Academy Chris Howells participating in a discussion on the many factors that can affect the air quality inside our homes and buildings.

 

From volatile organic compounds to particulate matter to the impact of the air in the home on your customers’ pets, Chris and Project Sustainability’s Peggy Smedley cover a broad range of information and provide an engaging, enjoyable conversation on environmental issues and Indoor Air Quality.

 

This episode offers valuable insights into how you can continue to improve the air quality in your customers’ homes as well as practical tips for choosing the right air cleaner for different spaces and advice on how to improve ventilation and humidity control. Chris also emphasizes the importance of taking a holistic approach to Indoor Air Quality—there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and a combination of different strategies may be needed depending on the specific circumstances of the home and its location. For contractors, this is an important reminder that improving Indoor Air Quality requires a nuanced understanding of the unique needs of each client.

 

Tune in for a resource to stay informed on the latest trends and best practices in Indoor Air Quality plus the impact on the HVAC industry. If you are looking to stay ahead of the curve and provide the best possible service to your clients, give the Project Sustainability Podcast a listen today.

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Indiana-Based Acculevel’s Quality People and Partners Provide Recipe for Success

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Foundation repair and waterproofing company, Acculevel, is in demand and shows no sign of slowing down. Founded in 1996, the company has earned a reputation of trust by being honest and transparent with customers while providing the highest quality work and customer service in the industry. This reputation has spurred rapid growth, so much in fact, that Acculevel is currently building a new facility that will triple their capacity.

Acculevel’s Focus is on Family and Culture

Acculevel is a family-run business as founder Andy Beery works alongside his sons Neil and Nolan who handle operations and sales. Together, they have built a strong culture focused on helping people. “We’ve really focused the culture of our company and the great people and talent we have on just truly helping people,” says Operations Manager, Neil Beery. “That growth – that culture has really made a massive impact on what we do.”

Utilizing the best products is another key to Acculevel’s success. It’s no coincidence that homeowners think highly of the company as the solutions they provide stand the test of time, something that can’t be said about the work of all contractors in the industry. They proudly use AprilAire Dehumidifiers on their encapsulation jobs. “In our opinion, AprilAire is the top-of-the-line product, so there’s nowhere else to go in order to improve,” says President, Andy Beery.

Nash Distribution Provides Quality Products for Acculevel

With rapid growth also comes the need to have the tools and materials at the ready to complete the work without building a backlog. That’s where Acculevel’s partnership with Nash Distribution and AprilAire really shines. In a time of almost constant supply chain disruption, Nash Distribution prides itself on having the products their partners need, when they need them. That, in combination with AprilAire’s U.S. manufacturing, ensures Acculevel gets the quality products they expect delivered on time.

Acculevel’s dedication to customer service and providing real solutions has made for an ideal partnership with AprilAire. “We’ve exclusively used AprilAire for years – they are excellent products and our customers are extremely satisfied with their performance,” Andy Beery said.

Most any business, regardless of industry, can learn from Acculevel’s model of aligning with like-minded partners, providing a premium service and focusing on solutions that benefit the customer. Encompassing these characteristics into your business will you take you to the next level by creating an army of satisfied customers that will market your services via word of mouth and drive leads your way, saving your marketing dollars and the time of your sales force.

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AprilAire, the Leader in Healthy Air Solutions, Reduces by 66% Environmental Impact of Dehumidifiers

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MADISON, Wis. (March 25, 2024) – AprilAire, the leader in whole-house Healthy Air solutions, announces it is once again advancing its Dehumidifier lineup to be more intuitive, easy to connect, simple to use and maintain, and environmentally friendly.

 

Customers fuel the AprilAire passion to continually raise the bar. In 2024, AprilAire is excited to phase in the following new features and benefits to its market-leading Dehumidifier product offering:

 

First, and most significantly, AprilAire is upgrading the refrigerant in its Dehumidifiers to reduce by 66% the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of all the models in its lineup. The transition to R32 is underway and projected to wrap up across the full product line by year-end.

 

Look for this seal on AprilAire Dehumidifier packaging to indicate the product is more environmentally friendly and contains the refrigerant R32.

 

 

In addition, AprilAire continues to make its Dehumidifiers easier to use and maintain by eliminating the On/Off switch in non-hardwired models, as well as introducing a new, tool-less filter door in the E080 and E100 models.

 

“Customers will continue to experience the same superior product performance and reliability they have come to expect from AprilAire Dehumidifiers. By providing a more environmentally friendly product, we strengthen our brand leverage in the whole-home category and retain our position as the leader in delivering best-in-class Healthy Air solutions to dehumidify homes,” said Katie Zagorski, AprilAire Senior Product Manager, Dehumidification.

 

About AprilAire

 

AprilAire is on a mission to make homes healthy. We believe everyone deserves Healthy Air and envision a future with Healthy Air in every home. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin since 1954, AprilAire has been creating and delivering Healthy Air solutions to manage air purity, humidity, fresh air supply, temperature, and mitigate radon and viruses in all types of homes, and all environments. We have an unparalleled reputation as the brand of choice among tens of thousands of professional contractors and make a Healthy Air difference in the lives of the millions of families who rely on our products every day. To learn how to turn a house into a Healthy Home with the AprilAire Healthy Air System® visit www.aprilaire.com.