The manufacturing division of the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) reports that ductless split systems shipments were up 30 percent in the fourth-quarter of 2011 when compared to 2010.
Imagine my surprise when I saw the December 2011 bulletin of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) with this giant headline on the cover: “How Air Conditioning, Cable News, and Thomas Jefferson Created the Mess in Washington.”
Spectroline® AR-GLO 4/E® universal dye can be used in any air conditioning or refrigeration system, with any type of refrigerant or lubricant that is in the system. When the leak detection dye is added to the system, it circulates with the refrigerant and oil.
Uses of so-called natural refrigerants such as HCs, CO2, and ammonia are being advocated as ways to positively deal with issues of climate change, greenhouse effect, and global warming. That was the primary perspective of an extended report from Eurammon, a joint European initiative of companies, institutions, and individuals who advocate an increased use of natural refrigerants.
According to a new study released by The Freedonia Group, demand in the United States for HVAC equipment is projected to increase 5.1 percent annually to $16.8 billion in 2015. Advances will be stimulated by growth in residential and many types of nonresidential construction spending from a low 2010 base.
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.
Direct Expansion Solutions (DXS), a division of HTS Engineering Ltd. that specializes in variable refrigerant volume (VRV) implementation and design, announced that it will be the exclusive supplier of Reflok® air conditioning connection components in Texas.
“An epidemic of moisture-related problems are causing more system failures today than ever before in the history of air conditioning and refrigeration,” said Paul Appler, a technical speaker at the state of Alabama’s mandated Continuing Education Program for HVACR Contractors.