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Maintenance Tips For The Fall

Now that summer is winding to an end and fall is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about those yearly maintenance tips you should be discussing with your customers.

  1. Change Air Filters

Over the summer months with the windows open, plenty of dust and outside particles have clogged up the filters which forces the system to run harder. It’s a good idea to replace the air filters regularly to keep the air fresh and clean so suggest new filters on your next service call.

  1. End-of-Season Tune-Up

When the season is changing, and the A/C system needs to wind down, it’s advisable to prep the unit for the winter months. Schedule a call with your customers to make sure there are no leaks in the system and that the motor and fan blade are in good condition.

  1. Evaluate and Tune the Furnace

Just as with the A/C unit, making sure that the furnace is ready for the coming winter months is important. If the homeowner has an older system it is worth it to do an evaluation and determine if their system needs an upgrade. In the case that the system is still in good shape, you should try and schedule a fall tune-up with them to make sure that everything is running properly. You should test the airflow and motor as well as inspect the electrical connections.

Clean the Air with Bipolar Ionization

The PlasmaPURE 600 (PPLASMAPURE602) ionizers produce positive and negative oxygen ions neutralizing harmful pollutants and odors in the home. This self balancing unit is highly versatile as it may be installed at the fan inlet of an air handling unit, furnace or in the air stream of a ductless split system with screws or magnet.

How Bipolar Ionization Works to Clean the Air of Pollutants
Much like sunlight does in the atmosphere, Plasma Air technology produces a natural bio-climate rich in positive and negative oxygen ions. The negative ions contain an extra electron while the positive ions are missing an electron resulting in an unstable condition. In an effort to restabilize, these bipolar ions seek out atoms and molecules in the air to trade electrons with, effectively neutralizing particulate matter, bacteria and virus cells, odorous gases and aerosols, and VOCs.

The PlasmaPURE 600 is idea for commercial applications like:

  • New Construction
  • Office Buildings
  • Schools
  • Transportation

Models available for 12VDC, 24VAC, 120VAC and 208-240VAC without the use of an external power supply. The unit is protected with an in-line 500mA glass cartridge fuse. Each ionization unit is rated up to 6 tons (2,400 CFM).

Download the spec sheet here.

2023 DOE Changes for Commercial HVAC Equipment

Learn what the DOE 2023 standard changes mean. This training covers the impact to multi-family commercial properties, what the industry will experience (from availability and production) during the leadup and transition to 2023 and what to expect once the new efficiency ratings are enacted.  We will also give them a glimpse into the new A2L refrigerant laws coming in 2025.

Smart Camera From ecobee

The SmartCamera with voice control (EEBSCV01) is an indoor security camera that gives your customers more insight into their home.

Upgrade homeowners in minutes. For homeowners with an ecobee smart thermostat, SmartCamera adds even more value by providing a powerful indoor security camera with all-in-one access from the ecobee app.

SmartCamera is easy to set up. Simply just plug it in and set up with the ecobee app. You will have your homeowners enjoying their new smart home in no time with simple, intuitive installation. If you ever need assistance, you can contact our expert support agents directly to help guide you.

It keeps an eye on the home. SmartCamera automatically pans and zooms when it detects activity to keep things in frame, letting homeowners see everything in 1080p HD video with a 180º field of view from their mobile device.

Smoke alarm detection. SmartCamera can hear if a smoke alarm is going off when the system is armed. It will send the homeowner a mobile notification that can help protect their loved ones and minimize property damage. Haven subscription required.

Suggest a baby monitor. With the press of a button, SmartCamera can be transformed into a dedicated baby monitor with a suite of specialized features and options including uninterrupted audio monitoring.

Works in harmony with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit. Download the Pro Spec sheet.

Ask your local Ferguson HVAC about SmartCamera availability.

Portable, Clean Air with No Install


The powerful and portable Aerus Pure & Clean provides ozone-free surface and air purification with the use of their proprietary ActivePure® Technology to eliminate surface and airborne contaminants, as well as VOCs, allergens, smoke and odors in the environment around you. The Aerus Pure & Clean covers 500 sq. ft. up to 3,000 sq. ft.


  • Features a high intensity UVC light that makes use of the same oxidation and ionizing properties of light as naturally occurring sunlight
  • The Aerus proprietary ActivePure® Technology uses light waves and a catalytic process to produce super oxide ions and hydro peroxides that destroy contaminants on surfaces and in the air
  • Certified Space Technology continuously protects and purifies the environment around you
  • ActivePure® has been tested in independent labs and proven effective on bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi on surfaces and in the air

Download the Pure & Clean spec sheet here.

Build Customer Relationships with HVAC Monitoring

HVAC monitoring helps you stay connected to customers, so they can always get in touch when they need you most.

HVAC monitoring 1, now on all Nest thermostats, looks out for issues with a customer’s heating and cooling system and sends an alert if something doesn’t seem right. They can also get alerts when it’s time for routine maintenance. And when they need help, it’s easy for them to find and book a Nest Pro for the job.

Three Benefits of Offering HVAC Monitoring from Nest

Keeps you connected to the user for the entire lifespan of the product: Every alert is a business card. When your pro ID is attached, we show you every alert. Your name, email and phone number are in every alert

Access to new customers: Many Nest thermostats don’t have a pro attached. Those users get connected to you through the HVAC check-up on Handy and when in the home, you can enter your Pro ID to be their contact for life.

Taking the hassle out of booking management: You get to focus on what you do best – With Handy we offer false positive guarantees, 24 hour customer support, cancellation management and more

Being part of HVAC Monitoring is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Signup or upgrade your Nest Pro account – Check your status or complete the stpens here to receive your Pro ID:
  1. Opt into HVAC Leads – Check the box “I would like to receive HVAC requests from customers”
  1. Onboard to the Handy Platform – Complete the few easy steps here to get access to Handy leads. Visit
  1. Always enter your Pro ID – When setting up any Google device – make sure to enter it.

Remember to add your Pro ID on every thermostat you install, so customers can get in touch when they need you – and you can build relationships that last. Plus, sign up for HVAC monitoring through Handy 2. It gives your customers an easy way to book online, and gives you the opportunity to get more qualified leads, even in the shoulder seasons.

What's Next? The Inflation Reduction Act

In August, the U.S. Government passed the Inflation Reduction Act, a comprehensive energy policy bill with a record $370 billion in reserved spending for climate and energy initiatives. This legislation offers several tax credits that reward homeowners for purchasing higher efficiency, ENERGY STAR-certified and Consortium for Energy Efficiency-specified equipment.

Most important information for today – 25C Tax Credit
The 25C Tax Credit (The Nonbusiness Energy Property Tax Credit) has been revived and gives homeowners a tax credit for energy efficiency upgrades.

  • Credit revived and made retroactive for 2022 (at original 10%)
  • Starting in 2023, credit increases to 30% of total installation costs through 2032
  • The lifetime cap of $500 will be replaced by a cap of $600 for qualified air conditioners and $600 for qualified furnaces
  • Heat pumps and heat pump water heaters are eligible for a credit of up to $2,000 per year
  • Eligible products have not been finalized

Residential Energy Efficient Property (Section 25D)
This tax credit gives homeowners equal to 30% of installation costs for ENERGY STAR geothermal heat pumps until 2032. Percentages drop in 2033 and 2034.

45L Tax Credit – Energy Efficient Home and Multifamily Credit
This tax credit, available for single-family and multifamily homebuilders, has also been revived and made retroactive in 2022.

  • Starting in 2023, credit increases to $2,500 for single family homes meeting the ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction Program
  • DOE Zero Energy Ready single family homes can earn up to $5,000
  • Credits are also available for Multifamily homes, by dwelling unit eligible

Rebates Available
HVAC is included in two rebate programs. The Home Energy Performance-Based Whole-House Rebate covers whole house improvements to single family and multifamily homes. The High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program covers electrical appliance improvements to low and moderate income single family and multifamily homes. These programs are not yet finalized but will begin in 2023.

More information on HVAC credit can be found on the ENERGY STAR website.

Whole-House Induct System Provides Healthy Air


Featuring the Air Scrubber by Aerus

With ActivePure® Technology, you can go beyond traditional air purification systems by not only eliminating stale odors and reducing dust, but actually eliminating harmful contaminants in the air and on the surfaces of your home.

The Air Scrubber by Aerus (A9960052) introduces ActivePure® Technology that combines high intensity UVC lighting with a state-of-the-art process that destroys over 99% of airborne and surface contaminants. The Air Scrubber attaches directly to the HVAC system ductwork to remove air pollution, VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors and dust, resulting in a cleaner, healthier and more efficient home.

  • Duct or plenum installed natural air system
  • Discreet or concealed installation
  • Low maintenance – no cleaning required
  • Ideal for people who suffer from allergies and asthma


  • Reduces odors
  • Reduces visible smoke in the air
  • Reduces microbial populations on surfaces

Download the Spec Sheet

Download Ferguson’s IAQ Product Offering Catalog.

7 Easy Steps to Install the MARS QwikSwap Azure Motor

This video tells you step by step how easy it is to install the MARS QwikSwap Azure motor into a system.

Need a Replacement Compressor? We’re Your Source!

With all the equipment manufacturers and parts manufacturers out there, it can feel like you have to drive all around town to find the part you need depending on the system you are working on. Well did you know that Ferguson has compressors for all makes and models? We have everything from Copeland to Danfoss and if we don’t have it on the shelf, we can bring it in no problem! With the availability of things like re-piping kits, there isn’t a replacement compressor situation we don’t have an answer for.

Need a commercial compressor? Not a problem! We also have access to high-tonnage and even tandem compressors. R- 410A or R-22; 208/230 or 460 volt; single or three phase; scroll or recip; 2 ton or 8 ton; it doesn’t matter because we have the answer.

So no more driving all over town trying to find the compressor you need. Come to your local Ferguson! We can help!