Split Systems

RectorSeal Corp.: Mini-split Support Tool

Mighty Bracket helps cut job site labor costs because it reduces evaporator coil mounting and connecting to a hands-free, single-person task. 


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Innovation Award Winners Take a Bow

AHR Expo Honors New Products

Representing all major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were honored in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jan. 26-28 event in Chicago. 


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VRF Retrofit Provides Texas Bank with Protection, Performance

Iconic Building Boasts Efficient, Effective Results Following HVAC Upgrade

The design, installation, and rooftop aesthetics of a recent HVAC retrofit at the four-story Texas State Bank (TSB) in Texas promises to serve as a role model for future U.S. VRF projects.


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RectorSeal Corp.: Mini-Split Cleaning Kit

The Desolv Cleaning Kit features a patent pending, collapsible, pliable, 2-inch-wide plastic framework with drawstrings for tightening around any mini-split brand evaporator encasement up to 45-inches wide. 


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VRF Gaining Acceptance in U.S. Marketplace

Value in VRF Found in the Equipment’s Benefits, Life Cycle Cost

The U.S. market was estimated to be worth $7.25 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a comound annual growth rate of 5.2 percent through 2019, according to a report by Transparency Market Research.


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Efficient, Practical VRF Installation Policies

Contractors, Manufacturers Recommend Reading, Following Equipment Manuals

If a system is not installed correctly, then it doesn’t work properly, and it will not reach its maximum energy-efficiency potential. VRF systems require the same level of care and quality work as ducted HVAC systems, maybe even slightly more.


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How to Effectively Sell VRF Technology

Contractors Highlight VRF’s Versatility, Energy Efficiency, and Ease of Installation

It’s the contractors job to educate consumers about the product and communicate the differences and benefits involved in order for them to fully understand what they are purchasing.


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Alternative HVAC Systems Popular in Hospital Applications

Health Care Facilities Embrace Nontraditional Equipment

While traditional hospital HVAC systems often consist of chillers and boilers, other types of equipment are becoming more widely accepted in the health care market, including variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, air curtains, and geothermal heat pumps. 


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New Products Available on the Commercial Market

Efficiency, Comfort are Featured in New Heating Equipment

HVAC manufacturers share their latest heating products — including photos, specifications, warranty info, and more — in this detailed showcase.


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Husband-Wife Team Collaborate on Design

Couple Specializes in Design of High-performance Residential Systems

Clients who choose LG Squared to design their homes benefit from the duo’s integrated approach: As Jodi Laumer-Giddens creates the home’s architectural plans, her husband models it for efficiency.


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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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