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.
Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season in order to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands. The coverage features specific information about each individual product as submitted by the manufacturers.
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.
The LX Series heat pump has the ability to adjust its operating capacity and provides quiet, efficient operation as it adjusts heating and cooling levels up or down to provide only what is needed to condition the space.
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.
Tightening a home’s envelope may reduce the air supply needed for combustion, and when there’s not enough combustion air, equipment could have combustion ventilation problems. Thus, the people who sealed up homes (often referred to as the weatherization industry) needed a way to determine if sealing a home up would undermine the safe operation of combustion equipment. To meet this safety need, they embraced combustion appliance zone (CAZ) depressurization testing.
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.