Variable-speed technology has the obvious benefit of providing users with additional choices when it comes to running their HVAC equipment. Rather than one setting that runs at 100 percent all the time, variable-speed allows for layered, configurable settings.
The scale of energy consumption may be more of a surprise, though, as estimates show that data center spaces can consume up to 100-200 times as much electricity as standard office spaces. With that large amount of power being used by a growing number of data centers, the pressure is on to implement energy-efficient design measures that can save money and reduce electricity use.
Major growth, expansion projected for AC Drives across the country over the next decade
February 6, 2017
AC drives are an essential part of the HVAC marketplace, and the growth of the market looks to be exceptional over the next few years. According to MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to grow from an estimated $15.72 billion in 2016 to $22.07 billion by 2021.
New ice rinks generally use ammonia as a refrigerant, but R-22 was the choice for many years, and the ice making systems in older rinks can contain several thousand pounds of R-22. In the approaching cold, hard reality of a post-R-22 world, how will rinks keep their ice cold and hard?
This close-coupled, horizontal, end suction pump is designed for service in general pumping, chemicals, wash systems, deionized water, process, and OEM applications. It is designed for long life in tough services with flows to 240 gallons per minute (GPM).
Four contractors from four regions are represented
January 30, 2017
Successful HVAC contracting companies operate like well-oiled machines. Employees enjoy coming to work and give their all while there. The owners of these companies excel at creating places of employment that exhibit an outstanding commitment to customers and staff. These leaders nurture jobs into careers, offering lifelong employment that extends well beyond just a paycheck.
Hunter’s founding of Hunter Heat & Air in 2006 was a classic HVAC industry start-up: himself, his brother-in-law, and one truck. Today, Hunter is the co-owner — along with his wife and vice president, Nicola — of a company with four locations, 32 employees, and annual sales of $5 million.
The employees of IC Refrigeration are a close-knit group. The company goes above and beyond to put the welfare of its employees and their families before the business, creating an open, family-oriented culture, which is something the employees know is rare in today’s business world.
Officials report the payback in energy savings is expected to occur in less than eight years
January 30, 2017
The Cedar Rapids Community School District’s (CRCSD) ongoing mission to update antiquated buildings with energy-efficient HVAC equipment is expected to save taxpayers millions of dollars in long-term energy savings while also providing optimal learning environments with exceptional air comfort.