The Thursday release of the NOPR tentatively ends a one-year period of uncertainty for the HVACR industry, which has adapted to the new energy conservation standards without any enforcement guidance from DOE.
Association said it has long supported including HFC refrigerants in the phasedown plan
November 7, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) applauded the decision of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol (MP) to work toward an amendment in 2016 to include HFC refrigerants in the treaty’s purview, with a goal of working toward a schedule to phasedown their use across the globe.
Codes on equipment link directly to technical literature
October 30, 2015
Nortek Global HVAC announced it is enhancing its HVAC products with QR codes that link to technical literature to enable faster troubleshooting. The company has implemented its new QR code product label to help contractors in the field easily access technical literature associated with the equipment.
Company invests $250 million in Appliance Park manufacturing facility
October 26, 2015
GE Appliances recently announced it’s bringing air conditioning production back to the U.S. as part of a $250 million investment the company is making over a three-year period at its Appliance Park manufacturing location in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced it will present test results of the second phase of its Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) during a one-day conference on Jan. 21, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, the day before the start of the ASHRAE Winter Conference.
Manufacturers introduce a variety of residential heating equipment in time for fall
September 14, 2015
Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands.
While it remains to be seen how the new minimum-efficiency standards will impact the industry as a whole, most distributors are breathing a sigh of relief that their decision to stock more 13-SEER equipment is paying off, leaving them time to start thinking about what to do with the next round of minimum-efficiency standards, which the DOE is considering right now for residential furnaces.
Using the straps aids both the service technician and the building owner
September 3, 2015
Spectronics Corp. has announced its Spectroline® TES-31 Tamper-Evident Straps to help prevent refrigerant cross-contamination in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and recovery equipment, ensuring the purity of the system and protecting the integrity of the service equipment.