The NEWS’ Best Instructor and Trainer contest aims to shine a spotlight on the best teachers and advisors across the HVACR industry, and this year was no different as one of the industry’s true workhorses, Ed Brink, division manager, technical training, Meier Supply Co., was honored as the nation’s Best Trainer contest winner.
If you’re a technician working in the Northwestern U.S., you’ve likely heard of David Norman. Chances are you may even have his phone number. The 58-year-old instructor has built quite a reputation as the go-to guy for HVACR technical problems in the region.
Like last year, this year’s Heating Showcase is split into two parts — residential and commercial. The residential/light commercial information is published in this issue, and the commercial products will be featured in the Oct. 2 issue. Feature-specific information about each individual product is included as submitted by the manufacturers.
These Wi-Fi-enabled, wall-mounted ductless split heating and cooling systems have efficiencies up to 33 SEER. The 9,000- (9RLS3Y), 12,000- (12RLS3Y), and 15,000-Btu (15RLS3Y) models offer HSPF ratings of up to 14.2, which make the entire line Energy Star-rated. All Wi-Fi-enabled systems offer remote operation using a smartphone or tablet as the remote control.
The NEWS presents the top 40 HVACR professionals under 40 years of age who are accomplishing great things in their respective positions. This is the third year we’ve asked our readers to nominate the best of the best and, indeed, they did. We received 180 entries, and picking the top 40 was incredibly difficult.