Southwest HVAC News
Equipment Donation is a Gift that Keeps on Giving.
HVAC Donation from HTS Texas Will Help New QuestCare Clinic
Save up to 70% on Energy Costs.
HTS Texas, the Texas partner of one of the largest independent
commercial HVAC manufacturers' representatives in North America,
recently donated $34,000 in high-performance Daikin Rebel HVAC
equipment to QuestCare Clinic: a Watermark Community Church
Partnership in Dallas. The clinic opened Sept. 9, 2013 and will
serve underinsured and uninsured patients.
HTS Texas teamed with Bury Partners and United Mechanical to deliver
the top-of-the line equipment, as well as mechanical engineering
services and installation to allow the clinic to allocate more funds
to client care and spend less on air conditioning costs.
“QuestCare Clinic offers acute medical care, health care education
and other resources to the underinsured and uninsured people in
Dallas and we expect about 10,000 patient visits per year,” said
Jeff Ward, director of external focus at Watermark Community Church
and vice president of the board of directors for QuestCare Clinic.
“The generous contributions from church members and the local
business community have made the Clinic a reality.”
HTS Texas provided equipment valued at $34,000, including a 10-ton
Daikin Rebel rooftop VAV unit, three Twin City exhaust fans, five
Krueger fan powered VAV terminal units, 70 Krueger Air Distribution
units and an HTS Building Automation System.
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“Dallas has one of
the highest percentages of uninsured and underinsured residents,
and we jumped at the opportunity to team up with Bury Partners
and United Mechanical to contribute to this great cause,” said
Victor McBride, senior account manager at HTS Texas. “To
maximize our gift, we provided the award-winning Daikin Rebel
unit instead of donating standard low-cost equipment. It will
provide continuous, unparalleled savings of 60-70% on HVAC
energy costs over traditional rooftop units and will allow the
clinic to use the money to help many more patients every year.”
Daikin’s Rebel units are the first and only solution to date to
meet the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) High Performance
Rooftop Unit Challenge. According to the DOE, participating HVAC
manufacturers need to satisfy integrated energy efficiency
rating (IEER) of 18 or higher with a 50 to 60 percent reduction
in energy use over current standards. As a result, the Rebel
system offers the lowest total cost of ownership with complete
system payback in as little as two years.
United Mechanical served as the HVAC contractor installing the
Daikin Rebel system provided by HTS Texas.
“The energy saving Daikin Rebel system will be hugely beneficial
to the viability of the clinic,” said Brian Chester, executive
vice president of United Mechanical. “We were honored to have
the opportunity to contribute alongside HTS, The Beck Group,
Bury Partners, Watermark Community Church and all the other
donors and contractors to provide such a valuable community
medical resource for those in need.”
With nearly 400 employees, HTS has offices in 16 cities across
the U.S. and Canada, representing more than 80 HVAC suppliers.
Delivering Real Success® to all involved in its projects, HTS
provides HVAC and refrigeration solutions to commercial,
institutional, residential and industrial markets that represent
leading manufacturers such as Daikin AC, Daikin Applied and
Haakon Industries. For more information about HTS and its
operations in Texas (3350 Yale Street | Houston, Texas 77018),
visit www.htseng.com (HTS Texas http://texas.htseng.com), call
toll-free at 1-866-544-1487 and connect via LinkedIn, Facebook,
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