Installer Spotlight: Two HVAC businesses flourish with energy retrofit projects

You won’t find Rooftop Units trending on Twitter anytime soon but you will continue to find them on roofs of commercial buildings working to keep you cool. Rebates and incentives on this technology are designed to help installers make sales and give their customers a cost-effective solution to saving on HVAC costs.

Two successful HVAC businesses are using RTU retrofit projects to grow their businesses. Not only does this advancement in RTU control save energy for businesses- it has been a business driver for certified installation contractors. Control Technologies, Inc. (CTI) and VHV, Inc. are the only two HVAC contractors in Vermont who are certified to install Drive Pak, a VFD control package manufactured by Next Rev.  They’ve reported this technology and their certification to install it have positively impacted their businesses. Here’s what they have told us;

This technology has allowed CTI to improve upon on existing customer’s energy savings, as well as introduced CTI too new Vermont customers based upon our existing partnership with Efficiency Vermont.” - Mike Van Horn, CTI

“We sold over 100 of these units in a three-month period and have now installed all of them resulting in approximately $250K of new business revenue. It is a true win-win for VHV and our customers as well as the bigger picture of carbon footprint reduction.” – Steve Poole, VHV, Inc.

At Efficiency Vermont, we encourage Vermonters to tap into our Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN) of installers, designers, builders, and architects—trained and certified to deliver the highest-quality efficiency technologies and services for your home or business. Both contractors are members of the Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN).  These EEN members play a key role in helping HVAC clients to navigate projects and ensure help maximum return on investment.

Achieving energy savings doesn’t always mean buying new equipment. Retrofitting existing products is often the right approach.