The Company Custom Designed Barriers to Absorb the Noise
January 19, 2015
Echo Barrier USA announced that it solved a critical noise challenge for Aggreko, a leader in temporary power and temperature control. The firm’s acoustic barriers mitigated excessive noise coming from an Aggreko air conditioning unit that threatened the success of an event with the president of the United States.
In this troubleshooting situation you’ve been called to a restaurant to check an ice machine that, according to the customer, “isn’t working like it should.” You find that you’re dealing with a 240-volt, single-phase machine that has a remote condenser, and it also employs a small air compressor to provide air to assist in freeing the cubes.
The Most Important Things to Consider to be Sure You’re Getting the Best Solution
January 5, 2015
One thing is certain in small- to mid-sized businesses today: the need for sales force automation is top of mind. Too many small- to mid-sized companies — HVAC contractors, specifically — are facing the challenge of implementing streamlined, sales-friendly software to aid customer relationships.
In Part 1 of this series, I discussed some outside-of-the-box marketing techniques that I have tried with my HVAC business that have proven to be successful. The bottom line is that, whatever marketing techniques you try, you will only find success if you measure these efforts and determine if they are truly helping your business.
Flash Defrost Can Reduce Supermarket Cooling Energy Costs by Up to 20 Percent
January 5, 2015
Frigesco has been awarded new UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) funding of £102,000 to develop a flash defrost system for use in air-source heat pumps (ASHPs). Flash defrost can reduce supermarket cooling energy costs by up to 20 percent. Field trials in working supermarkets are currently underway.
Upgrades Will Help Achieve Significant Energy and Water Reductions
January 5, 2015
The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded Siemens a $29 million contract to implement energy and water conservation measures at 13 national parks in the Washington, District of Columbia, metropolitan area.
A supercomputer created by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that uses warm water to cool its servers, and then re-uses that water to heat its building, has been honored as one of the top technological innovations of the year by R&D Magazine.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation requiring paid sick days for millions of workers across the state, he declared it a victory for employees. While Brown touted the benefits of the new law for employees, the California Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s top “job killers.”
A report by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has found that after three years of stagnation the European heat pump markets are recovering. It indicates that 771,245 heat pump units were sold in Europe in 2013, an increase of 3 percent, and early data for 2014 show this trend to continue.