Southwest HVAC News
Recognizes HTS for Energy Savings.
was recognized by Choice Partners for bringing significant energy
savings to the Bell County Expo Center in its latest renovation.
Along with savings, the Bell County Expo Center praised HTS for hard
work, dedication to quality, and expertise.
While spring is for many the season of renewal and optimism, for
others it means flipping the thermostat switch back to “cool” – a
refreshing change until the energy bill rolls in. Rising
temperatures can mean spiking operating costs and added risk to
budgets already stretched too thin. For such a common problem – and
others – Heat Transfer Solutions (HTS) has answers.
“We’re seeing about 40% savings across the board,” said John Dungan,
assistant director, Bell County Expo Center, referring to the perks
of a roughly $5 million renovation completed using HTS’ Choice
Partners contract for HVAC equipment and service (JOC-IDIQ).
Energy savings are not all that have members singing HTS’ praises.
The full-service HVAC distributor, which has 16 locations in North
America, is known for bending over backwards for its clients.
“[HTS] knows exactly what we are asking for and gets it to us in
most cases within a couple of days,” said Vincent Price, assistant
director, Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), before
adding: “We have been very pleased with their performance.”
Better quality of light
Situated in the heart of central Texas is the Bell County Expo
Center, a multi-venue events space that includes an arena and
several exhibit halls. According to Dungan, the Expo’s “mixed bag of
buildings” hosts around 250 events annually, including rock
concerts, dog shows and high school graduations.
When, at the ripe old age of 28, the Expo Center was in sore need of
updates, Dungan braced himself for costly closures and
“We only have a handful of dark days during the year,” he said. “We
met with several firms, and HTS was head and shoulders the most
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Many venues like the
Expo Center shy away from major renovations that might require
them to block out weeks of their calendar, but here’s where HTS
obliterates expectations. For the entire span of the renovation
project, the Expo Center never had to cancel an event due to
“We couldn’t shut it down for two weeks while we installed HVAC
equipment,” said Bill Schumann, commissioner, Bell County
Precinct 3, explaining that the Expo Center’s events are usually
booked months in advance. He added that HTS achieved “a
phenomenal, logistical success!”
“HTS worked through our event load,” said Dungan, providing not
only energy-saving technology and excellent customer service but
“a better quality of light” in many areas.
Additionally, HTS installed some “of the most cutting-edge
chillers in the state of Texas,” which are more than just
energy-efficient. “They’re quiet,” Dungan said.
Single source for multiple needs
Knowing exactly what’s needed to improve a facility often
requires specialized knowledge. For example, DCCCD uses HTS’
Choice Partners contract to fill orders for variable frequency
drives (VFD’s), which basically stop HVAC motors from going zero
to a hundred every time they operate. Co-op members enjoy
competitive pricing on these energy-saving devices.
Governmental entities can also benefit from using HTS’ services
across a broad platform. “Since HTS was part of the co-op, they
were one of the vendors that we could use,” said Schumann. “They
were a single source for the engineering, construction, and
energy savings that we wanted to achieve.”
Energy savings, logistical magic, one-stop shopping for
government purchasing – what’s the downside?
“No downside, all upside,” Dungan said.
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