Armstrong Fluid Technology’s Monday evening event at the hip River Roast along the Chicago River drew a packed house. Bruce Fontaine, OEM sales manager, Armstrong Fluid Technology, said focusing on the design envelope will be the way of the future for energy efficient HVACR systems, and encouraged contractors to “take the load off.”
Once again, many industry folks capped off the first day of the AHR Expo by enjoying shrimp the size of your fist at the Taco event. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency and attracted a who’s who of industry professionals.
After a day of fighting the crowds on the AHR Expo floor, attendees of the hilmor Beercade event were ready to reclaim their youth. Attendees gathered at the Headquarters Beercade River North to play such games as Techmo Bowl, Burgertime, and Asteroids.
The YELLOW JACKET® ManTooth™ Wireless Digital Pressure/Temperature Gauge provides wireless connection to the user’s smart device so you can test the system without losing refrigerant (no hoses or manifolds necessary).
The Aurora Universal Protocol Converter (UPC) is now available on Versatec Base, Versatec Ultra and Envision² Compact geothermal heat pumps from WaterFurnace. It is designed to incorporate control of WaterFurnace Aurora-based heat pumps into commercial building automation systems (BAS).
Lennox has expanded its Energence® rooftop unit line with new ultra-high-efficiency models that the company says are the most efficient, lightest, and quietest rooftop units in its class. Energence units feature efficiencies of up to 21.5 IEER and 13.9 EER resulting in low operating costs and service.
Westinghouse’s R8HE gas/electric packaged system is now available in a downflow configuration. The R8HE is said to be the first condensing gas/electric packaged unit for residential applications and offers a heating efficiency of 95 percent AFUE.
The Westinghouse EarthDirEX™ 19+ EER, 3.9+ COP geothermal direct geoexchange heat pump is said to require less drilling than other geothermal systems. Also, there is no earth-to-water heat exchanger component, so the heat pump transfers heat more efficiently.
Milwaukee is showing its new line of M18™ cordless shears, which the company says is one of the largest and most complete cordless shear offerings on the market today, delivering maximum control and versatility.
AAF International is introducing the VariCel 2+ filter line. Utilizing AAF’s Impress pleating technology, VariCel 2+ filters combine low resistance with high mechanical strength, while maximizing energy efficiency.