Two new reports from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examine the economic options customers face when deciding how to finance commercial or residential solar energy systems.
Hotel Uses Aquatherm Pipe on Separate Projects Spanning Six Years
March 23, 2015
A large hotel replaces a lot of mechanical equipment over the course of its lifetime. The Embassy Suites - Nashville Airport chose Aquatherm pipe for a major chilled water renovation in 2008 and selected it again in 2013/2014 for a hydronic heating and subsequent domestic hot water renovation.
The home standby generator is designed to be reliable in the face of the impossible-to-predict variable weather conditions that often necessitate its use; yet, many homeowners do not utilize this appliance. These generators provide homeowners reliable backup power to keep them comfortable, safe, and secure during a power outage.
Dallas HVAC, Electric, Plumbing, and Security Contractor Answers the Call
February 16, 2015
Gas Monkey Garage, owned and operated by Richard Rawlings and home to the Discovery Channel’s series Fast N Loud, has gone since conception without air conditioning. Rawlings contacted A#1 Air and requested air conditioning for Gas Monkey Garage, believing it to be a simple job. It turned out to be much more.
Gas appliances are divided into four venting categories based on vent operating pressure and whether they are condensing or non-condensing. Category I is negative pressure, non-condensing. Category II is negative pressure, condensing. Category III is positive pressure, non-condensing. Category IV is positive pressure, condensing.
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.
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.
New Solution Optimized for Logging in Commercial/Institutional Buildings and Industrial Plants
December 8, 2014
Over time, HVAC systems can become inefficient. Energy logging at the biggest loads can help identify wasted energy and potential savings. Most HVAC professionals understand that energy is wasted by inefficient systems or by operating non-critical loads at peak utility rate periods.
It is an alarming fact that many building energy management systems (BEMS) have either never been serviced or have received little or no maintenance in years. To enable users of its systems to address this potentially costly problem, a comprehensive BEMS audit should be carried out.