The NEWS’ Trainers Panel consists of some of the best HVAC educators, instructors, and trainers from across North America. Their insights will be used to answer technical questions from the field and suggest solutions to everyday problems faced by technicians.
Adding duct-cleaning services can bring in valuable new business and boost a contractor’s bottom line, but before a contractor enters the market, he or she needs to understand and commit to the time and costs involved in properly training and equipping their teams.
When high-end equipment does not live up to consumer expectations, the culprit is almost always improper installation. The bottom line: Properly sizing, selecting, and installing HVAC equipment is critical to ensuring energy efficiency and comfort.
With model building codes mandating tighter and tighter ductwork, and with homeowners and building owners desiring increasingly higher efficiencies from their ducted systems, many new products have hit the market to help builders and installers efficiently and effectively meet those requirements.
Inspectors Learn About the Proper Installation of HVAC Systems
September 29, 2014
There is a gap of knowledge between the professionals who design, fabricate, and install ductwork and the experts who inspect it after it’s in operation. The Building Inspectors Program, a course presented by the International Training Institute (ITI), has been developed to bridge that gap between sheet metal contractors and building and fire inspectors.
Scope of Work Includes a Wide Range of HVAC and Mechanical Removal and Installation
May 9, 2014
EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its subsidiary, F&G Mechanical Corp., has been awarded a contract to repair damage to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, New York, caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
It can be confusing when you go to cut in a new diffuser for an HVAC system. What size ceiling box do you use? What size grille do you use? What size should the hole be? How do you connect the sheet metal duct?
Firespray International has provided an innovative lab exhaust ductwork system for the University of California, Berkeley’s (UC Berkeley) Helios Energy Research Facility, solving a complex construction challenge at the 113,000-square-foot building under construction in downtown Berkeley.
Manufactured from a durable polyester material, PolyArmor™ duct liner is fiberglass-free and won’t irritate the skin, the company said. The polyester material is webbed into a thermal blanket, which is then bonded with a Foil-Scrim-Kraft (FSK) facing to resist damage during system installation and operation.