The Emerson Blue™ Wireless Easy Install™ thermostat system is ideal for residential applications where pulling any wire would be difficult or cost prohibitive, said the company. The thermostat system is compatible with most conventional and heat pump systems that are single- or multi-stage.
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) presented four of its 2011 Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Champion Awards to key legislators in Washington, D.C. Recipients included Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), and Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.).
A new Halcyon split-system heat pump line has equipment that achieves up to 27.2 SEER. The RLS2 line of heat pumps offers 9-, 12-, and 15,000-Btu models with a newly designed chassis and the ESP energy saving program. The 9RLS2 offers an HSPF of 12.5, a SEER of 27.2, and an EER of 16.1.
The ORB heat pump controller is a patent-pending fully integrated equipment intelligence system offering complete operating, monitoring, control, and diagnostics capabilities. It performs the functionality of a total system management and reporting platform that provides real-time data trending and analysis.
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), Canada’s national industry association for geothermal heat pump technology, has announced the release of a statistical report entitled “The State of the Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry 2011 - Industry Survey and Market Analysis.”
Call me crazy, but I love going to AHR Expo because I always learn about some really cool products, meet a lot of interesting people, and hear about how The NEWS has had an impact on the HVACR industry.
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) released its revised “High Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Initiative.” The initiative includes a high-efficiency energy performance specification for commercial air conditioning and heat pump equipment.
Bob and Tim are continuing a service call on a heat pump that has two failed auxiliary heaters. When they went to the supply house to get new heaters, they left wondering if the heat pump itself was operating up to capacity. After replacing the defective heaters, Bob suggested a visual inspection of the heat pump.