Looking to the next century, imagine if an air conditioner was smart enough to tell how efficiently it is running, shut itself off when energy use peaks, and/or perform diagnostic tests without the home or building owner having to call the local utility or service company. Tomorrow’s smart appliances will have a big impact on home energy use, and the ability to keep cool all summer.
The New York State Energy Planning Board has announced the release of its 2002 State Energy Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, which is designed to provide statewide policy guidance for energy-related decisions by government and private market participants within the state for the next four years.
What if you’re unable to isolate on one particular furnace or air conditioner and the customer uses that reason to give you the “I want to think it over” objection? Narrow things down to them wanting to buy from you, and that the only decision they have left to make is to decide exactly what equipment they want. Then give customers a few minutes to talk it over or think it over.
“Sick Pool Syndrome” is a phrase that is relatively unfamiliar to the HVAC community. However, if there is a high school or college in your area with an indoor pool where swimmers train, there is a good chance that some of those swimmers suffer from Sick Pool Syndrome’s consequences: extreme shortness of breath or asthma events. Correcting the problem holds opportunities for contractors interested in natatorium work.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a hot topic in school environments. Many schools rely on dehumidification units to facilitate proper IAQ and comply with American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards. Parkhill Junior High in Dallas was no exception.
It was described as “a special one-day event for safety-minded professionals who want to learn about new and proposed OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) standards, confidently handle tough inspections, and ensure their company is in compliance with today’s OSHA.”
The conference, sponsored by Keye Productivity Center, covered OSHA compliance standards and inspection procedures.
The Northern Illinois Chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (NIACCA) has gained a major legislative victory in its ongoing efforts to stop unfair competition via joint marketing by gas utilities and their affiliates.
One of the best ways to ensure that your equipment is operating at its peak performance is to perform regularly scheduled maintenance inspections. However, most dehumidifiers seem to be neglected as far as regular maintenance goes. These maintenance instructions are specific to any piece of refrigerant-based dehumidification equipment.
Mold neurotoxicity is an increasingly common allegation in personal injury litigation, although conspicuously absent from the clinic. The current mold neurotoxicity controversy is driven more by lawyers than by scientific disagreements.