Midwest Machinery Welcomes Sam Heilbronner to our VRF Team!

VRF Ninja Sam Heilbronner

With the invention of HVAC in 1902, you could say VRF is a relatively new technology. Having hit the mainstream in the early 1980’s – new systems, standards, and installation techniques are evolving faster than the message can get out.

When Midwest Machinery Saint Louis partnered with Hitachi VRF, we knew a seasoned expert was vital for success.

We’re thrilled to announce we have found that expert.


Behind the Scenes with SPX: How Does a 100-year-old Company Still Drive HVAC Innovation?

cooling tower innovation

“Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act.”

Sukan Ratnakar

In the 5th episode of our Engineering Tomorrow podcast, we hosted a very special guest who is an expert in cooling towers. His name is Ryan Miller, Regional Sales Manager at SPX Cooling Technologies.

Ryan clarifies what a cooling tower is, the history of Marley cooling towers and the relationship between Marley and SPX brands, then dives into one of our favorite topics to discuss: innovation.


The Thrilling World of VAV Boxes

vav boxes

Buildings’ conditions change due to numerous factors such as occupancy, external weather conditions, and room sizes. Therefore, the amount of cool air required to keep the occupants’ comfort and to cool in different zones of a building is usually variant.

That’s the reason why VAV boxes are so important. In the 4th episode of our podcast, Stephen Higgins talks a little bit more about these units.


Cooling Tower Maintenance – Keep It Easy, Keep It Clean

If your cooling tower is dirty, 1) you are literally paying the price for lack of maintenance – the dirt affects your system performance and increases energy consumption, and 2) you are risking the building occupants’ health.

Cooling tower maintenance is not an option, it’s a necessity. That’s why the third episode of our new podcast Engineering Tomorrow addresses the subject.