What Is Smudging?

July 15, 2021

Originally Posted at  Ceiling Smudging and Air Supply Outlets Smudging is traditionally and more commonly known among First Nations as a ceremonial burning of one or more medicines gathered from the earth, an important tradition passed down from generation to generation.  In the world of HVAC, smudging is a term used to describe the…

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Spring 2021 – Manufacturer’s Updates

May 19, 2021

Greenheck: New Coatings Application Guide now available – Learn More Here Power Roof Ventilators (PRVs) Expanded the model GCC metal building/standing seam curb to 250 inches New pipe portal products (up to 4 ports per curb) New Vari-Green® control, HOA – hand/off/auto New hinge options for G/GB/CUE/CUBE size 60-200 – Learn More Ship loose option…

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Greenheck Releases the RV-10 Rooftop Ventilation Unit

April 27, 2021

Greenheck added another Dedicated Outdoor Air System model that will continue to diversify their 100% outdoor air offering. The Model RV-10 is the latest addition to Greenheck’s line of rooftop ventilation equipment for both partial recirculation and 100% outside air systems. Ideal for applications requiring a lower CFM range and a smaller footprint, model RV-10…

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Greenheck DOAS Case Study – Promerus

March 2, 2021

Greenheck DOAS Case Study – Promerus Promerus provides advanced material solutions to customers in the areas of displays, semiconductors, electronic packaging, and emerging markets. Their location in Akron, Ohio, a warehousing space, was recently renovated to include chemical, development, analytical laboratories and a cleanroom and offices. Using an existing 38,000 sq ft space and transforming…

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Winter 2021 – Manufacturer’s Updates

February 25, 2021

  Every quarter we will be bringing you a blog about our manufacturer’s new products and updates. Check out what’s been happening below: Greenheck: We are updating the naming convention for the G, GB, CUE and CUBE models to streamline naming on future product changes. These updates do NOT accompany any physical changes at this…

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CARES Act: Say YES to critical facility upgrades

February 11, 2021

Did you know the Cares Act signed in 2020 allows you to write off 100% of qualifying facility improvement costs? It might seem surprising to invest in non-residential building upgrades in the midst of a global pandemic, but it is a great time thanks to the added tax benefits. Here’s why – When you invest…

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Puraflo: Price Industries’ Newest Innovation

January 14, 2021

Price Industries, the industry leader in air distribution, has announced the Puraflo, a new product to help improve both the health and safety of building occupants. The Puraflo, derived from Price’s trusted Fan Filter Units, provides HEPA filtration and increased air change with no additional modifications required to existing HVAC systems. Benefits of the Puraflo…

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Fall 2020 – Manufacturer’s Updates

November 18, 2020

Every quarter we will be bringing you a blog about our manufacturer’s new products and updates. Check out what’s been happening below: PRICE INDUSTRIES: New Filtered Diffuser Module (FDM) is now available in two styles to replace or modify existing diffuser to provide MERV-13 or 15 filtration. The exhaust flow fan filter unit line has…

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Price Ultrasuite Case Study: Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital

October 22, 2020

Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio has been serving the needs of the downtown metropolitan area and the surrounding neighborhoods of Ohio City, Tremont, and Gordon Square since 1896. A 203-bed acute-care facility, Lutheran Hospital has many specialties, including orthopedics and spine, behavioral health, chronic wound care, and more. It was subsumed by The Cleveland Clinic…

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Summer 2020 – Manufacturer’s Updates

August 26, 2020

Every quarter we will be bringing you a blog about our manufacturer’s new products and updates. Check out what’s been happening below: GREENHECK: Model DC-5 high volume low speed (HVLS) fan has won Engineered Systems 2020 Commercial Comfort Product of the Year Award in the IAQ/Ventilation category!   Model ECV (Energy Core Ventilator)  performance has…

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Greenheck Greenheat Case Study: Shearer’s

June 25, 2020

Industrial and large warehouse environments present a challenging mix of air handling issues. With massive open areas, loading docks, offices, and other spaces, providing a clean, safe, and comfortable workspace requires a broad range of innovative HVAC products. Shearer’s, an Ohio snack food manufacturer, has grown significantly over the last decade. Acquisitions, a growing footprint,…

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Antec Controls – Room Pressure Monitor

April 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has required many health systems to upgrade their current isolation room outfit. Whether it’s retrofitting existing rooms or setting up isolation areas elsewhere, Antec Controls’ products can help make any space safe and trusted. The Room Pressure Monitor (PM) is designed specifically to meet the needs of Isolation Rooms, Compounding Pharmacies, and…

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Price Industries: COVID-19 Resource Page

April 14, 2020

Price Industries’ COVID-19 response has been recognized for retrofitting isolation rooms to stop the spread during the pandemic. Their products, including fan filter units, help create Airborne infectious isolation rooms (AIIR) used for patients with easily communicable airborne disease. When there is a shortage of AIIR rooms, existing patient rooms (or other rooms in temporary…

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Price Industries: GRD Product Guide

February 6, 2020

Price Industries doesn’t just manufacturer the best air distribution products; it also emphasizes growing knowledge within our field. Regularly releasing learning tools, Price has again brought something unique to the table to help teach and educate contractors and engineers. Price’s GRD Product Guide (grilles, registers, and diffusers) dives deep on what GRD products are, examines…

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Thermaduct InspiralR and Floval: New Indoor Duct Products

January 31, 2020

Thermaduct’s Innovation Comes Indoors Thermaduct made its name in the commercial HVAC industry by solving a common problem: maintainable outdoor ductwork. Now Thermaduct has turned its attention to bringing its innovation out of the cold with new indoor air distribution products. Recently Thermaduct unveiled two new indoor duct offerings, InspiralR and Floval, both of which…

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DuctSox Case Study: MLK Aquatic Center

January 24, 2020

Last year we highlighted an internal project Air Control Products did with Gundlach Sheet Metal at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. Gundlach used our fabric duct solution, DuctSox, to overhaul the air distribution system at one of the world’s largest indoor waterparks. Fabric ductwork is often the selection for indoor pool applications due to the intense…

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Modernfold Case Study: ACP’s Kitchen/Conference Room

January 16, 2020

“Modernfold Added Flexibility to Our Environment” For over 40 years, Air Control Products has been providing high-quality HVAC solutions to the construction industry in most parts of Ohio. Representing the best manufacturers, ACP prides itself on offering both the best solutions and service to keep the commercial HVAC industry moving forward. Air Control Products might…

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Greenheck Vari-Green Motor Turns 10

November 21, 2019

Greenheck Vari-Green motors – a highly reliable, energy-efficient, electronically commutated (EC) motor that’s capable of an 80% turndown – is a decade old in late 2019. When developed over 10 years ago, Greenheck promoted it as an immediate cost and time-saving alternative to a traditional belt drive or PSC motors. “Start saving now — with…

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Fall 2019 – Manufacturer’s Updates

November 4, 2019

Every quarter we will be bringing you a blog about our manufacturer’s new products and updates. Check out what’s been happening below: Greenheck: Consulting Specifying Engineer (CSE) publication has selected Greenheck’s Model DS Direct Drive HVLS fan has taken the GOLD Award in this year’s Product of the Year, HVAC category! Expanded high volume low…

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What is a Make-Up Air Unit?

October 28, 2019

In commercial HVAC applications, a make-up air unit can be used to help recover air exhausted from a building. Commercial kitchens or industrial processes are some examples that will require a significant amount of air to be exhausted during operation. Make-up air units are installed to help bring fresh, tempered air from outside the building…

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Price Industries makes $2.5 Million Dollar Donation

October 18, 2019

The Price Family Announces a Donation in their Late Son’s Honor One of our most trusted manufacturers made a generous donation to help build a new pediatric cardiology center in Winnipeg. The Price family announced a $2.5 million dollar donation that will aid in the building’s construction, set to begin in the spring of 2020.…

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DuctSox Case Study: Kalahari Resort

October 9, 2019

“Always 84 and Sunny” Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio, offers guests a controlled inside alternative to traditional outside waterpark attractions. Just minutes from Cedar Point Amusement Park, Kalahari has become a major destination for vacationers in Ohio and the surrounding states who are seeking a family-oriented atmosphere. Kalahari has helped make Sandusky…

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Price Industries’ Engineer’s Handbook

October 9, 2019

  We want to be a good resource for all things commercial HVAC at Air Control Products. One of the best resources we can offer our customers is Price Industries’ Engineer’s handbook. Price is innovative in the way they present technical content and product information. What began as a collection of design guides quickly morphed…

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ACCUREX Video: Make-Up Air Units Features and Benefits

September 16, 2019

Accurex has engineered flexible, durable, and high-quality make-up air units for commercial kitchen environments. Their systems can be configured to fit all needs and provide the best and most trusted performance in the industry. Check out this video to learn more about Accurex‘s make-up air units including features and benefits. Contact Air Control Products to…

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Air Curtains Benefit from new Vestibule Requirement

September 13, 2019

ASHRAE Approves Air Curtains as an Exception to the Vestibule Requirement The leading policy-maker for the heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning industry has formally approved the use of adequately certified and installed air curtains as an exception to the vestibule requirement. This new standard is effective with the 2019 edition of ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Standard…

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2017 ACP Innovation Expo Course Schedule

September 25, 2017

ACP welcomes all engineers, general contractors, mechanical and sheet metal contractors on October 4th-5th to our ACP Cleveland office to see the latest innovations and new technologies our leading HVAC manufacturers have to offer. Come discuss current projects, learn how innovations will shape your next HVAC systems, and how ACP can partner with you to deliver…

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When to Replace A Coil?

May 30, 2017

Replacing heat exchanger coils has been taking place since the beginning of the HVAC, processing and cooling era.  It’s now close to 90 years since the first finned tube heat exchangers appeared on the market in the early 1900’s. The coil has undergone drastic changes over the years – from spiral wound type through the…

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Training is a BIG deal

March 24, 2017

It’s a very exciting time at Air Control Products with many new products hitting the market from our cutting edge manufacturers. With new products comes training for the entire ACP team. In January a large group flew to central Wisconsin for some intense energy recovery, make up air and controls training. During this training the…

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Direct Fired vs. Indirect Fired Heaters

February 15, 2017

In planning a new HVAC project, one of the main criteria after determining your specific heating requirements is determining your heat source. The two most common sources are direct and indirect fired heaters. Direct fired heaters are both more efficient and less expensive than indirect fired heaters. However, there are some cases where an indirect…

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Building Better Buildings

December 9, 2016

When representing manufacturers that constantly innovate their products, it is ACP’s responsibility to understand how and why their technology evolves. Sometimes change is required by code, but more frequently a product is developed or redesigned to make a process more efficient. While mechanical plans must comply with code, factors like efficiency, convenience, and compatibility are…

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The Sky is the Limit – Price Industries

December 9, 2016

Research and Innovation. You can’t describe Price Industries without using these two words. Their commitment to ensuring they are always the leader in innovative air handling products is unmatched in the industry. Want proof this is true? Just look at their brand new 9,000 sq. ft. addition to their already 20,000 sq. ft. laboratory and…

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Changes in Air-To-Air Requirements

November 30, 2016

Greenheck Fan’s technical bulletin featured this month was an article on ASHRAE 90.1 and the Changes in Air-To-Air Energy Recovery Requirements and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).   Learn more about the minimum requirements and review a state-by state comparison: Greenheck Bulletin ERA/116-16

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How to Improve Your Warehouse Air Quality

October 20, 2016

 A warehouse – with its monstrous doors, cavernous space and high ceilings – might appear to be better ventilated than, say, a small windowless office. However, just the opposite may be true. Warehouse air can contain dangerous amounts of pollutants. Fumes from machinery and industrial processes as well as emissions from forklifts and trucks are often…

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

September 8, 2016

We say “out of sight, out of mind” when referring to fire and smoke dampers because although they are an important piece to your overall Fire Life Safety Program like sprinklers and fire extinguishers, which you can see when walking through a building, dampers you cannot see because they are located within your ductwork in…

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Greenheck Fans Exceed Energy Requirements

July 1, 2016

Greenheck, once again, upholds its culture and values by exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy efficiency guidelines with its new Model SP ceiling exhaust fans ( Products must meet strict requirements to prevent greenhouse gas emissions to earn the Energy Star label ( The worldwide leader in manufacturing and distributing air movement, conditioning,…

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