NARI welcomes its newest Industry Partner, Unico, Inc., at the Platinum level to develop relationships with NARI members nationwide. Maker of small-duct heating and air conditioning systems, Unicos’ partnership with NARI will focus on collaborating with remodeling contractors who face challenges of adding central air in older homes, as well as options for home additions that would be impossible to design with conventional HVAC systems.
“The Unico System is an ideal solution for better comfort in older homes and we believe there is great potential for Unico-trained HVAC installers and remodelers to work together,” said Scott Intagliata, marketing director at Unico. “Our small-duct products are installed by contractors we consider to be the ‘best of the best’ in HVAC, and NARI represents the ‘best of the best’ in residential remodeling. So there’s a natural synergy between our organizations.”
With the partnership, Unico will provide in-person and online training and continuing education opportunities to NARI members on preserving a home’s architectural integrity when adding central air, including space-saving design options, and options for weaving small-diameter ducting between wall joists and above ceilings. The company will supply information and research on topics like the energy efficiency of various types of heating and air conditioning systems, humidity control, and how to find qualified installers of small-duct heating and cooling systems.
“Partnering with quality manufacturers like Unico helps strengthen NARI’s mission in promoting best practices in residential remodeling services and products,” said Fred Ulreich, chief executive officer for NARI. “We are pleased to have Unico as a platinum sponsor and see our combined efforts as helping to raise the bar for both the HVAC and remodeling industries.”
“We’re extremely pleased to partner with this respected organization,” Intagliata said. “Unico looks forward to working with NARI chapters and members across the nation in promoting professionalism in HVAC and remodeling.”
NARI continues the year-long rollout of its new brand and promise – Remodeling Done Right – with the addition of a top-tier industry partner.
About the Company
The Unico System is a small-duct, high-velocity central heating and air conditioning system manufactured by Unico Inc. Ideal for custom and new home construction, historic preservation and commercial applications, The Unico System takes less than one-third the space of a traditional HVAC system. Unico recently introduced the iSeries, which features a single outdoor inverter heat pump that runs both high wall units and small duct air handling units at the same time. For more information, visit www.unicosystem.com.
Unico is an active participant in the following:
- Founding member of the Society for Historic American Homes
- Member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Training partner for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Challenge Home helping to shape the future of housing and anticipate how product development efforts dovetail with net zero energy-ready homes.
Learn more about the NARI Industry Partner Program and find out how to engage the remodeling industry. See Details >