The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports that it has eight
Regional Application Centers (RAC) located throughout the United States that
provide information about utilizing combined heat and power (CHP) technologies
as a near-term solution to energy challenges.
This month’s troubleshooting situation centers around a very
recently installed heating and cooling system, and a customer who has called to
complain that certain rooms in the house “just don’t seem to be getting enough
Many businesses face a new challenge that may take them by surprise: Keeping the heat-sensitive IT equipment in their server or telecom closet cool during cold-weather months, when the building is heated. The equipment is susceptible to malfunctioning or damage due to overheating, so keeping it cool is essential.
Bob is called to a customer’s house because of a no heat complaint. The house is heated and cooled with a self-contained package unit. Bob finds holes in the heat exchanger and changes it out. But he is called back later because the unit has shut off again. Btu Buddy assists as Bob investigates further.
“Association discrimination” claims arise when an employee claims he or she has been discriminated or retaliated against because of an association or relationship with a disabled person. Employers need to tread carefully in this area.
How often do you encounter this problem in the field? The motor
in question continually nuisance trips. You look at the motor and the application:
the motor appears to be running properly; the driven load is working properly;
and yet the motor seems to keep overheating and tripping.
So what do you do if you really want to be a hands-on manager but
you just have too many employees to manage? I’ll have managers say to me, “I
have 72 people; how do you manage 72 people?”
The first question I ask is: Do you have a chain of
command? Or are you really managing 72 people?
Combined Insurance encourages employers to consider voluntary benefits programs as an incentive to help retain employees. The company says these programs can be a cost-effective way for employers to reduce labor costs, yet help retain workers by providing access to disability, life, and other insurance.
Every manufacturer of an HVAC digital control system uses the DDC to perform pretty much the same functions. The catch is that each DDC system has different ways of letting you use these functions. If you are used to operating computers, you have the basic knowledge required.
The dispatcher calls Bob to go to a new customer who is complaining about a rumbling noise that her furnace is making when it shuts down. The customer’s furnace uses fuel oil. Bob knows that there is an after-burn going on but he doesn’t know why. Btu Buddy explains how to fix it.