Air Conditioners

The Good Times and Bad Times of Moisture and Sealants

September 24, 2012
The relationship between high-performance air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) sealants and moisture is similar to a dysfunctional marriage. ACR leak sealants can’t live with moisture and they can’t live without moisture.


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Multiple Choice in Refrigerants

September 24, 2012
A hot topic in the world of refrigeration and air conditioning continues to swirl around refrigerants and what refrigerants will take hold and be used now, besides HFCs, and what will supplant HFCs in the future.


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Facts + Figures: Commercial Electric and Gas Storage Water Heater Shipments Up in June

September 24, 2012
Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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A Contractor’s View of R-410A

September 17, 2012
Amidst all the talk about refrigerants such as HCs, HFOs, and CO2, the vast majority of contractors are still working on HFC and HCFC systems. With that in mind, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, contractor Brian Baker of Custom Vac Ltd., offers some perspectives on the familiar refrigerants of R-410A and R-22. 


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Friedrich Air Conditioning: Room Air Conditioner

September 3, 2012
The 2012 Kühl room air conditioner with optional Wi-Fi control is a room cooling solution that can help simplify building operations management and curtail energy consumption in dorms, apartments, commercial, and industrial facilities. Facilities management personnel can remotely control units.


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International Comfort Products: Split System Communicating System

August 27, 2012
The Observer™ communicating system features Tempstar® equipment with optimized system performance. According to the firm, the Observer communicating system features split-system equipment that is designed to work with the communicating wall control and meet the needs of virtually every application.


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Having the Right Valves in the Van

August 20, 2012
HVACR contractors who replace TXV valves during servicing are always seeking ways to carry the variety of valves they need in their vans or trucks. One new approach comes from Danfoss with its Maximizer and Minimizer kits, which package multiple TXV combinations in one place.


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Study: Global Demand for HVACR Rising

August 13, 2012
Demand for HVACR products looks to be rosy over the next several years, as HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment demand is expected to go up several percentage points through 2016, according to the studies World HVAC Equipment and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment from The Freedonia Group.


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Payne Heating & Cooling: A/C Unit, Heat Pump, Furnaces, Fan Coil

August 13, 2012
Five high-performance heating and cooling solutions for consumers, including a new air conditioner, a heat pump, two gas furnaces, and a fan coil, have been added to the company’s product line. The two-stage air conditioner achieves a cooling efficiency of up to 17.2 SEER.


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SkillsUSA Draws Big HVACR Field

August 6, 2012
Who says young people do not want to be a part of the HVACR industry? Amidst the 5,600 vocationally-inclined individuals competing in 94 contests at the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, there were 58 in the HVACR event. That was the largest number ever to take part in the HVACR competition.


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