Chip Lafferty

September 17, 2020
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Commercial HVAC Technology to Reduce Reactive Maintenance & Enable Predictive Maintenance

From reactive to proactive, HVAC maintenance has come a long way since the first air modern air conditioner was invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier. In recent years, HVAC maintenance has taken another step forward with predictive maintenance, which utilizes SMART technology to predict failures before they happen. HVAC maintenance technology has advanced further with Wi-Fi-enabled sensors and sophisticated software that allows service technicians to take action before they even step foot onto […]
August 31, 2020
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5 Tips for Commercial HVAC Contractors to Create & Sustain Recurring Revenue

Modern, digitized commercial HVAC contractors successfully create and sustain recurring revenue. The opportunities lie within the use of a predictive maintenance program and the data that come from it. Data de-commoditizes the HVAC contractor through unparalleled maintenance offerings with help from connected sensors. As explained by John Wallace of Contracting Business, “companies are touting the vast potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Ideally, the IIoT can provide enhanced fault detection and more accurate predictive maintenance. It’s assumed that more data — in type, variety, and […]
August 17, 2020
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Why HVAC Predictive Maintenance Is Now a Must-Have & Not a Hope to Have

Performing HVAC preventative maintenance was once considered to be the gold standard for HVAC contractors. It offered the opportunity to maintain revenue streams and keep customer assets running. Unfortunately, that approach still relied on outdated, analog, and reactive processes. Commercial building owners were effectively paying for unnecessary maintenance that may not have needed to be performed. But, the age of the Internet, connected devices, and advanced analytics have changed the game […]
August 14, 2020
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Building Trust with Customers Using HVAC Unit Scorecards Built from Aggregated Data

HVAC maintenance is quickly evolving in the digital age; it is no longer an archaic, hours-long list of tasks and knick–knacks. Powered by HVAC data trends, technicians can see past the veil and gain insight on problems with an asset, apply remote access capabilities to prevent damage 24/7, and much more. HVAC contractors are also using the application of new, data-driven HVAC unit scorecards to reveal insights into unit life expectancy and performance. This is the HYTECH 24/7’s HYLTH-E Card®, and it is critical to build […]