Articles Tagged with ''rooftop units''

Standards and Consumer Desires Drive Rooftop Innovations

Air Handlers and RTUs Becoming Smarter, More Efficient, Connected
By Jen Anesi
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Manufacturers are producing units that are more efficient, intelligent, and connected than ever before by incorporating increased motor efficiency, design improvements, and the utilization of energy recovery options.

 


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Technicians Share 5 Common RTU Issues

HVAC Techs Compare their Most Common Problems and Solutions
By Jen Anesi
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While normal wear and tear is to be expected on rooftop units, major problems can be prevented with routine, thorough maintenance.


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June 6, 2014: AES Reclaim Becomes Supporting Member of Advanced RTU Campaign

Campaign Aims to Replace Older, Inefficient Commercial HVAC Rooftop Units
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AES Reclaim, a specialist in HVAC equipment recycling, announced that it has become a supporting member of the Advanced RTU Campaign, which is designed to encourage building owners and operators to replace or retrofit old rooftop units (RTUs).


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New Equipment Just in Time for Summer

Comfort and Higher Efficiencies are Hallmarks of Commercial Products
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It’s time again for the Commercial Cooling Showcase. The NEWS’ annual issue has traditionally introduced 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 distinguish between brands.


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Avionics Mil-Spec Part Solves Commercial HVAC Temperature Stability Problem

Part Maintains Setting and Avoids Repeat Service Calls
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Modifying an off-the-shelf control knob used in avionic systems stopped repeated service calls for a major maker of commercial rooftop units. Electronic Hardware Corp. (EHC) was able to change its standard PT70 control knob to fit on a small circuit board inside the different HVAC models.


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Allied Air Enterprises LLC: Packaged Rooftop Units

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The Allied Commercial™ 13- to 25-ton models have been added to the high-efficiency K-Series product line of packaged rooftop units. They are available in gas/electric, electric/electric, and heat pump models.


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Oct. 9, 2013: Daikin to Integrate Intel Technology in Rooftop HVAC Units

These HVAC Units Will Intuitively Know When to Adjust for Occupant Comfort and Energy Efficiency
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Daikin Applied (formerly Daikin McQuay) has announced plans to integrate Intel-based technology in its rooftop units to utilize building data and create intelligent building systems. According to the company, these systems would intuitively know and adjust to what building occupants need for comfort and energy efficiency.


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Lennox Commercial: Rooftop Units

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Expanded, the Landmark® line of rooftop units now includes high-efficiency models which can reach up to 12.7 EER and, with optional MSAV® (multistage air volume) supply fan technology, up to 14.5 IEER. 


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Service, Maintenance Key to Rooftop Unit Performance

RTU Solutions and Helpful Tips from Contractors, for Contractors
By Jen Anesi
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The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” may as cliché as the day is long, but when HVAC contractors were asked to share their maintenance tips for rooftop units, the overused expression popped up again and again as they described how most building owners treat their rooftop HVAC equipment.


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Seasonal Start-ups: They're Not as Simple as You Think

By Thomas Brown
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The cooling season is upon us. Are your customers’ commercial HVAC systems up to the task? Now’s the time to conduct a seasonal start-up, to make sure you’re able to provide reliable, efficient cooling throughout the warmest months of the year.


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