Articles Tagged with ''service ''

Btu Buddy 102: Continuing the Inspection of Multiple Split-System Heat Pumps

By Bill Johnson
No Comments
Bob and Tim are on the second day of an inspection of an apartment house building that has multiple split-system heat pumps. They have inspected all 60 outdoor units on the roof. They are now going to inspect the indoor units.


Read More

Troubleshooting Challenge: A Heat Pump That Won’t Cool

By Jim Johnson
No Comments
In this troubleshooting situation, the equipment you’re servicing is a 240-volt, single-phase split system in a small office, and the customer’s complaint is that the system is blowing warm air.


Read More

Shaft Grounding Rings Help University Improve HVAC Motor Sustainability

No Comments
A preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push for more sustainable building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem for HVAC motors: electrical bearing damage.
Read More

The World Series of the Crafts

By Kimberly Schwartz
No Comments
Last week I got the chance to sneak out of the office for a few hours to visit and report on the 2011 UA Apprentice Competition. Held in Ann Arbor, Mich., it is an intense contest designed to test the skills of UA apprentices.
Read More

On-The-Job Safety Tips During Crazy Weather Patterns

By Angela D. Harris
No Comments
The NEWS interviewed contractors around the country who are taking steps to handle unexpected weather and extreme conditions that may compromise safety. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have provided safety tips for businesses and consumers who can be adversely affected by this year’s strange weather patterns.
Read More

Crockett Facilities Services Wins NASA HQ Contract

No Comments
Crockett Facilities Services Inc. (CFSI), a provider of building operations and maintenance, mechanical contracting, and HVAC services to government and commercial clients, was recently awarded a contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Read More

Growth Via New Profit Centers

By Joanna R. Turpin
No Comments
The tough economy has led many contractors to hunker down, conserving resources and cutting expenses. Other contractors are taking the opposite approach, investing in their companies and expanding operations to include additional profit centers. While there are different ways an HVAC contractor can go, most look to plumbing or electrical as natural extensions.
Read More

Is Raising Heat Pumps Really Necessary?

By Robin Boyd
No Comments
It is the time of year when I get calls for heat pumps not cooling properly. With a little prodding, I usually hear that the past month’s electric bill was also high, even though it wasn’t that hot. These calls always raise one major red flag for me. One of my first questions is if the heat pump is properly elevated up off the pad.
Read More

Commercial Service Goes National

By Joanna R. Turpin
No Comments
The poor economy has been hard on commercial businesses. In some cases, HVAC contractors still have service agreements with local malls and office buildings, but often, that work is being outsourced to national maintenance organizations. HVAC contractors have partnered with these organizations. Some sing their praises while others now turn and run.
Read More

Ice Breaker: Brazing Tips for the Technician

By Joe Marchese
No Comments
The process of brazing ACR tubing is a common task for many refrigeration technicians. Although this is relatively simple, there are some system problems that can occur if some basic brazing procedures are not followed.
Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Jeremy Begley

Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. Posted on Sept. 12.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 09-15-14 cover

2014 September 15

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con