New record-retention requirements for distributors, contractors outlined in rule
June 17, 2016
While the Regional Standard only applies to installations in the South and Southwest portion of the country, distributors across the United States must begin to maintain certain records effective July 1, 2016.
While making the decision to replace a condensing unit instead of repairing it may be a difficult one, some contractors have guidelines in place to help homeowners make such a decision a little less difficult.
Dozens of regulations affecting HVACR equipment manufacturers, along with refrigerant regulations and technological innovations in variable-speed technology, have resulted in a bevy of change for condenser unit manufacturers.
For limited time, purchase of a Sharp ductless mini split will come with a free air purifier
June 2, 2016
Sharp has started selling mini splits on Comfortup.com, a leading online retailer of Watsco Group. ComfortUp.com will be offering the full line of Sharp ductless mini split heat pump and air conditioning systems.
Acquisition includes ClimateMaster, IEC, ClimateCraft, and ClimaCool
May 12, 2016
NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden and LSB Industries Inc., Oklahoma City, announced that they have entered into a stock purchase agreement by which NIBE will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of The Climate Control Group Inc. from LSB for a purchase price of $364 million.
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.