October 2017 e-Newsletter

ZEN Employee Spotlight

When companies do business with ZEN, they work with some of the most experienced and talented HVAC experts in the industry. This month our Spotlight falls on our Manufacturing Lead, whose talent and dedication to quality control and task management help assure that your order is always right.

Tina White, Manufacturing Lead

HVAC Production ExpertiseTina White, Manufacturing Lead, worked for two other heating and cooling companies before joining ZEN Industries, giving her a whopping 25 years’ experience in sheet metal!

All of Tina’s duties involve internal operations, which means she keeps things running smoothly within ZEN to make our customer-facing employees’ jobs easier. For example, training and process management are among Tina’s key responsibilities.

As new people are hired, Tina walks them through every step of the procedures. This guarantees performance consistency across personnel, which in turn promotes efficiency and quality control. Her role in process management – or as she says, “How we do stuff,” ensures that we’re doing the right things, at the right times, and in the most effective manner.

Tina started at ZEN in the shop, inputting jobs into the plasma unit, but her seven years with ZEN allow her to perform many duties such as:

  • LMA (Leading, Managing & Accountability)
  • Assignment of Labor Tasks
  • Quality Control
  • Inventory Control (She orders all the inventory used in the shop!)
  • Project Scheduling
  • Maintenance (She can take a machine apart when there’s a jam.)
  • Safety
  • S&D Manufacturing
  • Raw Material Ordering

In a nutshell, Tina describes her role like this: “Jobs come downstairs, and I go through them. Then I check them out to guys on the floor. They process the jobs, then I go through and check every piece and make sure they’re okay. Then it’s hands off to Larry in Shipping. I’m on the floor, helping out with any problems.”

Interested in working with the dedicated team at ZEN? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Three More Steps to HVAC Efficiency

Steps to HVAC EfficiencyAccording to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, 40 to 60% of the energy used by buildings is powering HVAC systems!

Clearly, focusing on HVAC efficiency provides opportunity to minimize overall energy costs, so here are three more energy-saving HVAC tips.

One: Upgrade or add insulation. Improve efficiency by trapping all the heated or cooled air that your HVAC produces, instead of losing some to poor insulation. Walls and windows are the usual suspects for an insulation audit, but don’t overlook outlets, pipes, and ducts. These fixtures wear down over time, allowing air to escape through the cracks. If you don’t address it, soon you’re providing conditioned air to the “whole neighborhood,” as your grandfather used to say.

Two: Safeguard proper airflow. Once tenants start using buildings and maintenance crews start fixing things, over time there is always the possibility they will inadvertently block ducts and vents. It is also important to keep your HVAC unit free of dust, leaves, and debris to promote energy efficiency. Keeping the air moving properly both into and out of your HVAC puts less stress on the system, reducing energy use.

Three: Install clean air filters routinely. Dirty, clogged air filters are frequently to blame for poor HVAC energy efficiency. Clogged filters force your system to run longer, which obviously requires more power. When the air filter fails to capture the dust before it enters your system, the dust collects on fan blades and other parts. This slows down the unit, wastes electricity, and can cause damage to HVAC system parts.

These three tips are simple, inexpensive ways to maximize your HVAC efficiency to improve your indoor environment and save energy at the same time.

Interested in learning more? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today.

Spiral Duct is the Better Choice

Spiral Duct provides comparable airflow to rectangular, while maintaining a significantly lower pressure.Did you know Spiral Duct allows air to travel at a significantly lower pressure, while moving the same volume as rectangular duct with comparable airflow?

This enables HVAC systems employing spiral duct to not only operate more quietly, but to be more energy efficient.

Because a spiral duct system requires less power to move the same volume of air, it adds more value to the installation in the long-run, creating energy savings for the customer.

Interested in learning more? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today

A Full Service HVAC Supplier

At ZEN Industries, we provide a comprehensive array of products for HVAC contractors and large construction projects. In addition to Spiral Ductwork, ZEN features Double Wall Spiral, Rectangular Ductwork, PCD Ductwork, and Specialty Ductwork

We are known for delivering affordable, high-quality product on-time and on-budget. Our customer service is second to none.

Contact ZEN Industries today to learn more.

Success in our business is about service.

Success in our business is about service.

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price is competitive with the best in the industry. Nonetheless, quality and price are default items today's in sheet metal fabrication. They give us access to the playing field.

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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