If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viability, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to separate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commercial buildings.
Quietside Has Been Master Distributor for Samsung HVAC Products in US and Canada Since 1997
August 19, 2014
Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp., a leading distribution channel for HVAC products. Quietside has been the master distributor for Samsung HVAC products in the United States and Canada since 1997.
June Shipments Up 8.8 Percent, Year-to-Date Up 15.2 Percent
August 18, 2014
United States shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 8.8 percent in June 2014, to 283,942 units, up from 260,860 units shipped in June 2013, according to the latest statistical report from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods.
Using Such Refrigerants in an Existing Air Conditioner Poses Risk of Fire or Explosion
July 23, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a warning to consumers, contractors, and technicians about the safety hazards related to charging existing home and motor vehicle air conditioning systems with propane-based refrigerants.