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NEW PODCAST RELEASE: How To Master Custom Air Handlers: From Basics to Advanced Insights


The Engineers HVAC Podcast: How To Master Custom Air Handlers: From Basics to Advanced Insights

In this episode of The Engineers HVAC Podcast, host Tony Mormino of Insight Partners orchestrates a profound exploration into the realm of custom air handling units (CAHUs), shedding light on the intricacies and innovation behind these pivotal components in the HVAC industry. The podcast features esteemed guests Joe Naccarello, Senior Vice President of Channel Sales & General Manager of DX at Nortek Air Solutions, and Mark Murray, President of Insight Partners, who bring their vast knowledge and experience to the fore.


This episode delves into what constitutes a custom air handling unit, offering clarity on the levels of customization available and providing invaluable advice for mechanical engineers and contractors on achieving top-notch education in this domain. The discussion traverses the critical considerations for when to employ custom units and how to avoid the pitfalls of over-specification, ensuring optimal performance and cost-efficiency in HVAC projects.


Listeners are treated to an expert breakdown of the defining aspects of Custom Air Handler units, including performance metrics, dimensions, material choices, and life expectancy. Joe Naccarello's insights illuminate the exceptional benefits of custom solutions, such as enhanced durability, tailored performance, and a lower total cost of ownership, highlighting Nortek Air Solutions' role as North America's leading manufacturer in this sector.


The conversation also emphasizes the irreplaceable value of factory visits for a comprehensive understanding of custom AHU manufacturing, a sentiment both guests echo. Such experiences educate and demystify the process and showcase each unit's meticulous craftsmanship and technology.

Further enriching the dialogue, the episode explores the transformative impact of advanced selection tools and software, like Nortek's NASDA platform, which streamline the design process, enabling rapid iterations and precise customizations to meet evolving project requirements.


The discussions venture into the nuanced territory of motor technology, where Joe Naccarello unpacks the distinctions between induction motors, ECMs, and permanent magnet motors, providing a glimpse into the future of energy-efficient HVAC solutions.


For mechanical contractors and engineers, this podcast episode is a treasure trove of knowledge, offering a rare glimpse into the minds of industry leaders shaping the future of HVAC through innovation, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to quality. Listeners will emerge with a deeper understanding of custom air handling units, equipped with the insights needed to navigate the complexities of modern HVAC systems, ensuring success in their projects and career advancements.


For more educational HVAC content, visit our YouTube Channel HVAC-TV, and The Engineers HVAC Podcast.

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