The “System Cleanup Issues” forum, part of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE’s) Winter Meeting here, must have slipped under the radar of contractors whose technicians deal with such cleanups first hand.
This month, let’s talk about the furnace controllers that have shown up on 80%- and 90%-AFUE furnaces in the last 10 years or so. These are the mysterious boxes with all the wires emanating from them that control the entire furnace. I don’t know about you, but when I see one of these magic boxes for the first time, my stomach turns.
Hvac product manufacturer Lennox Industries and certifying body North American Technician Excellence (NATE) are working together to meet an important consumer wish. According to independent research, 87% of consumers want a certified technician to service their hvac equipment.
Even though this mock mold trial was held in a ballroom of the Westin Francis Marion Hotel, it was accurate enough to make contractors in the audience not want to get any closer to reality. Fictional hvac contractor XYZ HVAC Services was being sued by fictional homeowner Mr. Johnson, because moldy conditions aggravated by the 3-ton heat pump XYZ installed caused asthma in little Tricia Johnson.
Zero Zone Inc., a manufacturer of display cases for frozen foods and refrigerated products headquartered here, has acquired the assets of Systematic Refrigeration Inc., Ramsey, MN, a manufacturer of parallel racks, mechanical refrigeration housing, and related technology.
When an arson fire destroyed the mechanical room of a 25,000-sq-ft supermarket here, the owner had a simple request of the local refrigeration wholesaler and tech people: “Get my store up and running again as soon as possible.”