HVAC contractors are always looking for a way to differentiate themselves. Addressing duct leakage is a big opportunity. This is something building professionals are concerned about, so it should be an area of focus for contractors.
New design improves efficiency and sound performance in air handling units
May 31, 2016
Nortek Air Solutions, a subsidiary of Nortek Inc., has announced new fan wheel and motor options for its Fanwall® air handling units. These designs offer enhanced benefits while continuing to provide optimized airflow efficiency, redundancy, and minimized turbulence.
HLR 1000E offers double-digit HVAC energy savings for buildings in all climates
May 18, 2016
enVerid Systems, developers of the HLR® solution to reduce HVAC energy consumption, announced the availability of its next generation, “all season” system that the company says reduces both cooling and heating energy consumption by 20-40 percent.
Factors include static pressure, velocity, water gauge, and more
April 18, 2016
Concerned about being responsible for underperforming systems, designers tend to compensate for uncertainties in the design process by adding capacity to fans. Unfortunately, oversizing fan systems creates problems that increase expenses while potentially decreasing reliability.
ERVs are among the fastest growing segments of improved IAQ management in buildings, according to a report from Navigant Research. According to the report, worldwide revenue from ERVs will grow from $1.6 billion in 2014 to $2.8 billion in 2020.
Floor space, HVAC equipment, and wireless communication technologies — along with incorporating imaging equipment that typically only have five-year lifespans, are just a few of the myriad of factors that must be considered when planning a hybrid OR.
The challenge of prioritizing IAQ and using high ventilation rates is to cost effectively treat the fresh outdoor air for temperature and humidity. For the past 15 years, Drury Southwest has utilized rotary energy recovery wheels manufactured by Airxchange Inc. in new hotel constructions and HVAC system renovations.
Exhaust makeup air solution meets standards, satisfies homeowners’ needs
March 14, 2016
Bruce Fraser, owner of Fraser Construction LLC in Avon, Colorado, recently discovered you can have a suitably sized kitchen exhaust system and meet the IRC M1503.4 makeup air requirement without breaking the bank.