In this troubleshooting situation, the equipment that needs servicing is a condensing gas furnace in a relatively small home of approximately 1,200 square feet. The capacity of the unit is 40,000 Btu and it is equipped with an LED readout system.
Contractors need to make sure these 10 things happen
November 7, 2016
In conjunction with the release of its latest soldering procedure, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA’s) National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) encourages contractors to make sure the following 10 things happen when their workers are making soldered joints.
Major natural disasters, like hurricanes and storms, can cause significant financial damage to businesses, often leading to a temporary shutdown, or even putting them out of business altogether. Because natural disasters can’t be prevented or anticipated, planning for them is crucial.
Nortek Global has announced that the Eaton Williams business it acquired last year will close for good on November 30, following disappointing profitability. The company closed its doors and ceased production on September 30 and all employees will leave the business on November 30.
Project improves classroom comfort and drives sustainability throughout school district
November 7, 2016
Schneider Electric announced the completion of a $3.4 million infrastructure improvement project at four district schools at the Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh. The project is expected to significantly improve classroom comfort and reduce annual energy and maintenance costs by 18 percent.
Bob and Tim were checking a customer's air conditioner and initially thought the unit must be out of refrigerant or very low on refrigerant. But after adding some refrigerant, the suction pressure did not rise at all. Bob then determined they should look for restrictions in the liquid line or the suction line.
To maximize cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected
October 24, 2016
Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial and commercial applications. As the worldwide market continues to grow, so does the need to address the issue: How large should a cooling tower be to efficiently handle a specific application.
For employers with a union workforce — or a workforce that could unionize — complying with the National Labor Relations Act is an ongoing headache. That headache will only intensify thanks to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency responsible for regulating labor law.
The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol, meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, have struck a global agreement which will see HFC refrigerant consumption and production phased down from 2019. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the deal 'a monumental step forward.'
Encycle’s solution simplifies HVAC operations, saving valuable time while reducing utility bills
October 24, 2016
Allen Theatres, established in 1912, owns cinemas across New Mexico and Colorado. They were seeking simple solutions to reduce their utility costs and the time required to manage their buildings. Encycle’s EASE provides more visibility into HVAC performance and remote management of sites.