Recovering refrigerant from HVAC and refrigeration systems is an important day-to-day task for HVACR technicians. Here’s a look at some of the latest tools that help make this important job easy, along with tips from the recovery equipment manufacturers on how to efficiently and safely recover refrigerant.
The need for more HVACR technicians was one of the issues that took center stage at the recent 2015 HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals, where industry educators attended three days of seminars, classes, and networking events designed to foster collaboration within the industry.
New York Institution Improves Comfort, Efficiency in Mechanical Retrofit
March 9, 2015
The newly renovated wing of the Finger Lakes Technical & Career Center includes offices and conference rooms, which are now being conditioned using variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology and ventilation air supplied by three Systemair AB Topvex energy recovery ventilators (ERVs).
Nearly 62,000 Attend HVACR Industry's Premier Event
February 23, 2015
The 2015 AHR Expo blew into the Windy City and proceeded to trump all previous Chicago expo records as manufacturers, contractors, and distributors from all around the country traveled to the Midwest to discover what’s new and trending in the HVACR industry.
Rooftop heating and cooling equipment is a well-established and widely used technology, but that doesn’t mean the sector is standing still. Rooftop units, like most HVAC equipment, are constantly evolving to be more reliable, more efficient, and easier to control than ever before.
While the geothermal industry is enjoying the growth, many are focused on 2016, when the tax credits are set to expire. The existing tax credit grants a 30 percent incentive for residential projects and 10 percent for commercial projects.
To figure out which efficiency improvements make the most sense, owners usually turn to HVAC professionals to conduct comprehensive energy audits, which are used to thoroughly evaluate existing mechanical systems. While energy audits have traditionally occurred on-site, some firms are offering virtual energy audits.
Air 1 Is Providing the Complete Installation of All Equipment
February 16, 2015
Air 1 Heating Inc., a full-service heating and cooling contractor serving commercial and residential clients, has been awarded a contract to design/build a 38-ton HVAC system for the construction of a new 13,000-square-foot sporting goods store opening in Kent, Washington.