The ASRAC established the Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Working Group in July 2015; it is the latest of several working groups to successfully create negotiated efficiency standards for industry equipment. Other negotiated rulemakings aided by working groups include walk-in coolers and freezers, regional standards enforcement, and commercial rooftop air conditioners and furnaces.
Energy efficiency, integration with smart home technology, and the ongoing impact of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) regional efficiency standards are major trends influencing products in the residential air conditioning market.
As technology improves, portable equipment manufacturers will continue to work to meet the growing needs of their customers, from those needing small-scale residential solutions all the way up to data centers and factories in need of industrial-grade solutions.
This expanded line of hazardous-duty room air conditioners includes ATEX (Atmosphères Explosibles)/IECEx (International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive)-certified models for international customers.
New from FasTest for the HVACR market is the CoreMax SV, an advanced single port service valve with significant performance advantages over conventional service valves typically used in split system air conditioner systems.
The HVAC industry has seen a significant increase in thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) usage in the past decade. Even though TXVs are the most popular metering devices for residential air conditioning systems, there is still a lack of knowledge about TXV functionality in the market.
Change will help contractors easily access technical literature associated with the equipment
December 7, 2015
In addition to the new product labels, the company supports contractors with an in-home sales iPad app, mobile load calculation tools, weekly video tips, and even support for managing a Facebook business page.