A full lineup of fluid sensing and power products for residential and commercial HVACR applications is available. Residential components include condensate overflow switches and fluid level and flow sensors for a/c compressor coils; proximity and position sensors and reed switches for furnaces; and more.
IMS Research’s latest report, “The EMEA and Americas Markets for Building Automation Controllers, Software and Sensors - 2011 Edition,” forecasts double-digit growth, in shipments, of sensors used for demand-controlled ventilation in buildings over the next five years.
Mini-probe thermistors and RTD sensors, part of the ST-MP* Series, are designed for applications requiring a small sensor with a fast thermal response in a demanding environment. According to the manufacturer, the thermistors and sensors are ideal for applications involving HVAC equipment and more.
Indoor air quality is something that can’t be seen or heard - but it can be measured. And the better the method of measurement, the better the chances of reducing contaminant, allergen, and dust levels in the environment.
One of the technologies that has popped up in recent years is the motion (occupancy) sensor. This technology is designed to save energy costs beyond the traditional options of turning off lights and dialing down a thermostat. But can this technology find a place in the HVAC contracting world? Very likely, if it hasn’t already.