Manufacturers are beginning to market their portable air conditioning units as more than just a solution for temporary and emergency cooling. Many of the products on display at the AHR Expo were sporting new looks and recent upgrades, and manufacturers were supplying new reasons to use the products in primary applications.
During a press briefing at the 2003 AHR Expo, Danfoss noted a wide range of its product developments, including solar hermetic compressors, small hermetics for commercial applications, bimetal valve connections, zone control panel applications, thermostats, and drive technology.
Is there something else contractors should do besides clean the coils to improve their performance? Are there other steps that can be taken? We’re glad you asked, because several experts offered their opinions concerning what contractors can do to optimize coil performance.
After McCormick Place closed its doors at the conclusion of opening day of the 2003 AHR Expo, Carrier Corporation opened its doors at the nearby Four Seasons Hotel to host a gathering for its customers.
Manufacturers purposely design condenser and evaporator coils to work together in order to provide the best possible cooling for an application. So why would anyone consider replacing one coil and not the other? Why would anyone be tempted to oversize or undersize one component when the other isn’t designed for that capacity?
Last year, ASHRAE released a report on environmental and building security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. This year, the report was revisited during the 2003 Winter Meeting in Chicago. According to ASHRAE, additions have been made to help ensure building safety.
If numbers do not lie, there’s no doubt that the 2003 AHR Expo was a record-setter in both attendance and exhibitors present. The real question is, though, was there quality in the record numbers? It depended upon whom you asked, but there appeared to be more positive than negative replies from those manning the booths, as well as those walking the aisles.