Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating has announced the opening of a new Engineering Center in Duluth, Ga. The company said the center is the only dedicated facility in the United States geared toward developing split-ductless and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology solutions specifically for the North American market.
LG Electronics’ Commercial Air Conditioning launched its new website, www.lg-dfs.com, dedicated to its duct-free systems (DFS), like the Art Cool Inverter Mirror and Art Cool Picture. According to the company, the website is a user-friendly, simplified experience designed to educate users on DFS.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) reported that, during the second quarter of 2011, ductless split systems shipments showed the highest product sector gain, increasing by 68 percent.
As ductless technology becomes more popular in the North American market, equipment manufacturers continue to introduce new units for both the residential and commercial markets. Read this roundup for a review of some of the latest ductless equipment on the market.
At a time when unitary shipments have fallen, ductless systems have been experiencing impressive growth in the U.S. market in recent years, according to manufacturers interviewed by The NEWS. Ductless manufacturers say there are many reasons for this growth, but one of the main reasons is simply heightened awareness of the technology.
As TV technology has continued to evolve, WOOD-TV 8 has faced increasing problems in maintaining comfort within its facility. In 2008, WOOD’s longtime HVAC contractor, Seaman’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc. (Grand Rapids, Mich.) decided a major retrofit was needed to solve the station’s comfort problems.
Every year The NEWS introduces the latest air conditioning units available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands. This feature provides our 2011 Residential Cooling Showcase.
While CO2 is being successfully used in subcritical applications in the United States, it is more of a challenge in transcritical situations because of demanding compressor technology and high pressures. The UK office of Sanyo Air Conditioners recently issued two case histories showing the refrigerant being used for heat pumps in commercial applications.
The editors of The NEWS combed through every aisle of the 2011 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in the Las Vegas Convention Center in order to provide complete, comprehensive coverage of the show. This feature article highlights all of the new products that The NEWS' editorial staff found.