Plenty of R&D went into the creation of the new residential products from Trane Residential Systems. The company’s senior management team was more than happy to elaborate on the creation of its XLi air conditioners and heat pumps, plus its “new-and-improved” two-stage gas furnaces and air handlers, at a Media Day event in Tyler, TX, recently.
A new proposed sound standard for classrooms, specifying a maximum background noise of 35 dBA, which the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) says is “equivalent to a soft whisper at five feet,” was brought before the International Building Code (IBC) General Committee on April 12 for possible inclusion in building codes. The measure, which was not approved, would have been quite costly, according to hvacr and building industry representatives.
The News’ Cooling Showcase coverage focuses this week on systems under 5 tons. In addition to the residential/light commercial cooling showcase chart provided on our home page, The News is highlighting the industry’s latest residential and light commercial cooling products in this feature.
At the Earth Technologies Forum here, the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy announced the release of a new Arthur D. Little report providing a comparative analysis of HFCs. The report states that HFCs have become the “preferred replacements” for hvacr and other applications because of their safety characteristics and the potential to provide substantial cost savings.
Members of Contractors 2000 (C2000) swarmed into Tempe, AZ, in late March to not only enjoy the 90-degree temperatures, but also to attend the group’s Super Meeting XXI. The meeting this year was all about how to manage people, and just about every session reflected that topic.
The HVAC Channel broadcast its first program on March 13, 2002. The hour-long live program, titled “Contractor Profitability,” was part one of 24 installments that focus on the business and financial operations of hvac contractors.
Thinking about your own imminent demise (read: death) is never a subject we like to dwell on. However, if you own a business, it’s necessary to start thinking about it while you’re still sound in mind and body. That would be today for those who have not yet made the necessary provisions.
Coordinating the complete mechanical work that serves two new facilities being constructed at James Madison University (JMU) — while working with two different engineering firms and two sets of drawings and directions — has been quite a challenge to Riddleberger Bros. Inc. project manager Chuck Cline.
Contractor members of the Association of Service & Mechanical Contractors (ASAM) of Southeastern Michigan don’t think much of their individual websites, a recent survey indicates, at least when it comes to attracting new business.