Chinese a/c manufacturer Midea has become the latest to target Europe, by taking an 80 percent stake in Italian firm Clivet. The current shareholders of Clivet, the Bellò family, will retain a 20 percent stake.
The equipment in this troubleshooting situation is a package unit heat pump and the customer’s complaint is that the unit is “blowing warm air.” When you respond to this service call, you confirm that the indoor temperature is near 90°F, and you also find that the customer has turned the equipment off while awaiting your arrival.
DOE verified demos show energy savings of up to 80%
July 4, 2016
Through a the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, Kansas City, Missouri-based QM Power recently commercialized a high-efficiency motor for commercial refrigerators that has the potential to transform the market.
Some tips from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
July 4, 2016
Marketing takes time, money, and lots of preparation. One of the best ways to prepare yourself is to develop a solid marketing plan. A strong marketing plan will ensure you’re not only sticking to your schedule, but that you’re spending your marketing funds wisely and appropriately.
Refrigeration company Adande has published independent evidence that its patented Aircell air flow management system, designed for open-front multi-decks, delivers 50 percent energy savings compared with conventional open refrigerated cases.
District embraces energy saving initiatives to upgrade learning environment
July 4, 2016
Ameresco Inc. and the Hillsboro School District announced that they have begun work on a nearly $3.5 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to improve 13 schools and increase their operational efficiency.
Bob and Tim were on their last service call for the day. It was an apartment house with a heat pump and the weather was warm during the day and cool at night. The tenant had just moved into this apartment and was trying to get the air conditioning to operate to her satisfaction and she said it was too breezy.
Did you know that an HVAC system can produce up to 20 gallons of water a day? Due to this fact, as much as 90 percent of central air conditioning service calls are to address water leaks caused by condensation.
The NLRB has regularly ruled that employees have the right to complain and even insult their employers online, as long as doing so constitutes “protected activity.” When developing policies around how workers can talk about their workplaces on social media, companies must be careful that they don’t violate federal laws.