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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mathew Pine of Carrier explains the Wi-Fi-enabled COR Thermostat

Your heating and cooling system is at the center of what makes your home comfortable and also where you spend most on energy. The engineers at Carrier have developed a thermostat with intelligent controls designed to be the heart of a smarter home–a home where comfort and energy savings go hand-in-hand.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New changes lead to great rewards

This year we have turned a totally different direction and dropped the Trane product line.  Over the past 8 years we have been a 100% Trane dealer and never thought about changing our product line.  Over the past 3 years we have been seeing more more issues with the Trane products.  Last year alone we had a 30% increase in Trane warranty calls.  We had over 20 units that had coil leaks and 10 bad compressor which were found on the start of the install. With Trane units failing left and right we decided to look for a new product for 2015 that would give our customers comfort and quality.

After months of research and sitting down with dealers we made a decision.  Frigid air will now be installing Carrier and Frigidaire brands. We chose Carrier because we are familiar with there products and we have used them on commercial buildings. Carrier has a great reputation in the Phoenix area and there systems are made strong.  One thing that we are also doing different in 2015 is offering a second brand.  We chose Frigidaire as are second brand.  They are new to the Phoenix area but are well known in the eastern states.

I have to say that I was very worried about changing our product line, but after reviewing January's sales I was amazed.  We had more installs in January then we did in the summer of July of 2014.  The best part was that our customers were 100% pleased with the Carrier and Frigidaire products.            

       Here are some of the recent Frigidaire condenser change outs we did this week.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Frigidaire 22 seer heat pump with IQ drive technology

The award-winning Frigidaire FT4BI iQ Drive series of heat pumps offers industry-leading efficiency, comfort and performance. In fact, this unit has been named a Consumers Digest Best Buy. Energy-efficient performance can help you save energy and, in turn, help lower your heating and cooling costs month to month.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Frigid Air is proud to announce Carrier and Frigidaire to the family

For the past 4 months we have been in the works on changing are HVAC product line. This week we meet with 2 phoenix distributors and we are finally proud to announce that starting January 1st we will be moving to the Carrier brand and the Frigidaire hvac brand.  We are in the process of adding Carrier and Frigidaire product information to our blog and website.

The New Carrier hvac line is really a great fit for our company. It has a great line of systems for 20 seer to 13 seer.  The Infinity series really goes above and beyond bringing greenspeed intelligence into the system.  We have installed tons of Trane XL16 and XL20i systems and they dont even compare to the comfort and quality of the Carrier Infinity systems.

The Frigidaire brand is new to the phoenix area but they have been around for years. There product looks really nice and is built strong.  The have systems from 22 seer down to 13 seer. These system are really affordable and come with 10 year unit replacement warranties.

Monday, November 10, 2014


We are proud to announce that we are having are yearly 2 week Trane sales event.  Purchase any complete 13 seer system and Frigid Air will upgrade the system to 14 seer.  Sale start 11/10 and will run until 11/24.  

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Trane XL824 Thermostat vs Trane XL950 thermostat

We have been getting tons of calls from customers asking us what the difference is between the new Trane XL824 thermostat and the XL950 thermostat.  There are only Four major differences between the to thermostats.

First-  The XL950 has a 7.5 inch screen and the XL824 has a 4.2 inch screen

Second- the XL950 has a SD slot so you can make it into a digital picture frame.  The XL824 does not have a SD slot

Third- The XL950 is communicating and needs a 24 volt board to work with most hvac systems.  The XL824 is 5 wire 24 volt and has up to 3 heat and 2 cool.  Also has a common slot which is great.

Fourth- The XL824 has a built in bridge and can have up to 200 Nexia products where the XL950 would need a separate Nexia module.

Both thermostat have the same settings and background color.  They both have the option to have the 7 day forecast available and the large digital numbers which makes it easy to see.  The XL824 and XL850 (which is the communicating model) is truly a  awesome thermostat.  If you are looking to have Nexia products then the XL824 and XL850 series is the thermostat for you.

Here is some information on the Nexia service that everyone keeps asking about. If you have a thermostat and bridge then there is no cost to use the online portal and app to control temperature.  If you have other Nexia product like camera and door lock then there is a monthly charge.  

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Trane's new XL824 thermostat with built in home intelligence bridge.

In One more week will be ready to start offering customers the new Trane XL824 thermostat.  This thermostat is awesome!  It has a 4.3 inch touch screen and a built in home intelligence bridge.  The XL824 can control over 200 z-wave products throughout your home from any internet computer, smartphone or tablet.  The new thermostat is designed to work on all standard HVAC systems and can alert homeowners if the systems isn't working properly.  As a result, consumers can rectify issues remotely,giving residents peace of mind and ultimate operational efficiency. 

We had the chance to install the thermostat on are office and try it out.  It was easy to install and set up.  The best thing about this thermostats is the built in bridge.  All you have to do is go to the set up app and enter the WPI address and you were instantly connected.  No more finding a cord and connecting a bridge to the router and  then holding the button next to the thermostat.  I also liked the fact that this thermostat does not need a 24 control board like the XL950.  This thermostat is 24 volt and has a common terminal which is a plus.