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ZEN Industries eNewsletter:
April 2019

50 Years of Change

The HVAC Industry Captures the Future

Advanced HVAC Systems50 years ago, the Eagle landed on the moon. Because of all the press and international attention, you could be forgiven for thinking that was the height of space exploration.

Today, thousands of satellites, dozens of Mars missions, a 20-year-old space station, and the rise of private space flight are taken for granted.

Over the same period, the HVAC industry has seen dramatic changes too, advances that have helped create a thriving industry. Today the field of HVAC continues to grow, to offer solid career opportunities, and to embrace cutting edge technical advances.

As with modern space flight, developments and opportunities in HVAC often go unheralded. So, what has been happening in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning business over the last half century?

  • Adoption of Air Conditioning. in 1965, just 10% of Americans used air conditioning. Today over 90% of homes in the U.S. use some form of HVAC.
  • Influence on Architecture. Modern commercial buildings, from fast food franchises and retail outlets to hotels and skyscrapers are designed with HVAC in mind. (Recent window replacements on the Empire State Building will save over $410,000 year and allow the scaling back of its HVAC plant.)
  • Environmental Safety. Modern advances in coolants, including the introduction of R-410A, have helped increase efficiency and stop damage to the ozone layer.
  • Technology. The computer age has influenced the HVAC industry in a variety of ways, from Building Information Modeling and Duct Layout Software to smart vents, zone control, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Cutting Edge Horizons. Since 2015, the US Department of Energy has been involved in research into non-vapor compression technology. In addition to the elimination of coolants altogether, some of the most promising new technologies could improve HVAC efficiency by another 50%.

HVAC Industry GrowthThe future is bright for the HVAC industry. From duct fabricators to HVAC installers, both residential and commercial service providers are likely to see continued growth as new systems offer cost saving through energy efficiency.

According to an article on the FIELDBOSS website, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

ZEN Industries Celebrates 20 Years of Service!

At ZEN Industries, we believe many of the HVAC technologies considered cutting edge today have only begun to have their true impact. New climate control systems are sure to increase demand for qualified HVAC technicians.

Building Information Management SystemsReplacement of aging systems along with new government regulations requiring increased energy efficiency will continue to spur demand.

This year, ZEN celebrates 20 years of growth and service to the HVAC industry. At ZEN, we pride ourselves on an industry leading approach to the changing world of HVAC.

Though the fabrication of ductwork may seem like a mature enterprise with little room for innovation, we have pioneered specific approaches and ancillary services that, taken together, we call The ZEN Way.

  • Exceptionally accurate project estimating that combines decades of experience with the latest layout automations and building information management.
  • The elimination of field measuring and sketching labor through the use of advanced coordination drawing and shop drawing capabilities.
  • Optimization of on-site labor through delivery of precision fit, wrapped and labeled pieces that take the puzzle work out of installation, reducing time and saving money.
  • Avoidance of on-site trade conflicts by careful eliminating collision issues before installation saves both the aggravation of trouble-shooting on-site and the labor of solving problems that never needed to happen in the first place.

The ZEN Way has been proven to save contractors up to 35%, and it is a 100% better process. That’s why contractors and installers turn to ZEN for more than an order of duct; we partner with our customers to help them improve their workflow and achieve a more profitable and quality-controlled outcome. It’s an unbeatable combination!

Would you like to work with ZEN Industries? It’s easy, give us a call at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

What's the Best Way to Try ZEN's Services?

For contractors interested in a trial of ZEN services, we recommend starting with the basics. Our shop drawings consistently receive praise from customers for their low cost and high degree of accuracy.

Before a single piece of duct is fabricated, the skilled draftsmen at ZEN Industries use EastCoast CAD/CAM software to prepare accurate duct drawings at a fraction of the cost of classical paper drafting. We can:

  • Deliver reliable shop drawings up to 50% faster.
  • Reduce errors to historic lows, while meeting the most demanding specifications.
  • Deliver accurate data directly to your fabrication facility, or ours.
  • Significantly reduce the risk of clashes and collisions during installation.
  • Assure that each duct section is precision fit to its location, connections, and supports – precisely labeling all the components we manufacture.

Throughout the entire process we work to optimize the number of standard lengths of duct and minimize the number of joints and fittings.

Want to hear more? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!


Success in All About Great Service

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price is competitive with the best in the industry. Of course, ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge with unbeatable service, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer.

Learn more at www.ZENindustries.com

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