Agency notes unapproved refrigerant poses risk of fire or explosion
May 5, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, HVAC contractors, and service technicians of the safety hazards related to recharging existing home air conditioning systems with a propane-based refrigerant.
Xergy Inc. has announced a new refrigeration system based on an electrochemical compressor to replace the conventional mechanical vapor compression systems found in typical heat pumps. The company credits the University of Delaware’s Ajay Prasad and his research team with playing an important role in the breakthrough.
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Diagnosing an air conditioning system isn’t easy. A service technician must be a trained professional to diagnose a system efficiently and correctly — no longer can a tech rely on rules of thumb for coil temperatures or pressures.
Calculates heat loss based on the difference between human surface temperature and ambient temperature
April 8, 2016
Panasonic Corp. announced it has developed a thermal sensation estimation method using the infrared array sensor Grid-EYE capable of recognizing a person’s thermal comfort, to enable individualized air conditioning.
Now approved for certification testing for packaged unitary small HVAC products
April 7, 2016
UL announced that its Plano, Texas, facility has received approval from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to perform testing for its Unitary Small Air-Conditioner and Heat Pump (USAC/HP) certification program for packaged products.
York Affinity residential air conditioners and heat pumps earn designation for fifth consecutive year
March 11, 2016
Johnson Controls announced that two of its York Affinity residential air conditioners and one York Affinity residential heat pump have been recognized as Energy Star® Most Efficient 2016, when combined with the York smart thermostat.