Advancements in technology have extended the life cycle of virtually every product in the industry while at the same time are creating a need to replace equipment more frequently in order to take advantage of the most efficient offerings in the marketplace.
While there are pros and cons to offering extended warranties, most contractors agree offering this added assurance differentiates themselves from their competition and makes them that much more valuable to customers.
And, when it’s time to hit the books, HVAC distributors can be a great resource, as many offer specific product training from their vendors as well as general HVAC skills, troubleshooting, and even some business management courses for their contractor dealers.
Once largely dismissed by the education community, there is no doubt that online learning is becoming more mainstream across the U.S. To meet the growing demand for online training, many organizations have been expanding their online training libraries.
I was thinking about how we’ve grown so used to central heating and, with the exception of an occasional cleaning, pretty much ignore our boilers and heating systems when the weather gets hot and sticky. I wondered if it had always been this way...
The 6-, 8-, 12-, 14-, 16-, and 24-ton VRF heat pump systems feature inverter compressor technology with highly efficient heating function down to minus 13°F ambient air temperature due to scroll compressor and liquid-injection technologies.
Nearly 90 percent of the chapters have undergone revision
July 7, 2016
ASHRAE has announced revisions to the majority of chapters, including major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling, in its newly published 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment.
In addition to the final determination stating that the DOE will now regulate portable air conditioners, the agency also issued new rules for test procedures for portable air conditioners and is currently developing energy conservation standards for these units.
Mark Kuntz, senior vice president, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division, shares with our HVAC contractor readers the ductless technology trends he is seeing from a manufacturer’s perspective and what contractors can do to sell the product.