Mitsubishi Electric has proven its commitment to training. In August 2001, the manufacturer opened its Atlanta training center (ATC) in order to educate dealers and distributors on the advantages of ductless technology.
Eight outdoor units or one? Sixteen refrigerant line penetrations or two? The choices looked like a no-brainer for a contractor installing ductless air conditioning in Overlook Hospital’s Sleep Clinic: the fewer, the better.
Permanent repeal of the estate tax advanced halfway to acceptance when the U.S. House of Representatives approved this proposed legislation. But then, in a surprise move, the Senate quickly brought a bill to the floor and quashed the total repeal movement.
Making an abrupt change from its original environmental stance, the Bush administration has issued a new report, “U.S. Climate Action Report 2002,” stating that global warming will have a significant impact on the environment in this country in the coming years.
When we last reported on The News’ project to establish a secondary HVACR program in Michigan’s Oakland County, we were still awaiting some important answers. If anything, we’ve learned that educational programs do not get started overnight. But we have also learned that the work under way by school officials is beginning to pay off. Small pieces of the big picture are starting to come together, providing a lot of hope that the goal may very well be accomplished.
The official start of summer is less than two weeks away. Some parts of the country have already been experiencing summer-like weather, and that’s not counting the traditional warm sections of the country (Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, etc.). Meanwhile, other areas have experienced roller coaster-like temperature “spikes.”
Preventive maintenance is essential for efficient operation and long service life from packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs), as well as packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs). That’s the word from Ron Bench of Carrier Corp.
AC induction motors, the usual subject of Motor Doctor articles, are one of the world’s great “evergreen” technologies. The basic principles and fundamental designs have been known and applied for approximately 100 years. DC motors became of less importance when DC distribution systems fell into disfavor. But as you will read in this article, they may be one of the industry’s “comeback kids.”