Rooftop Units

Rooftop Retrofits Put HVAC Contractors in Control

Advanced Controls Help Improve Comfort, Save Money and Energy
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Replacing older RTUs can be expensive, so the answer may be for contractors to retrofit these units with advanced controls that can help save energy costs as well as improve comfort.


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide
By Julian Milnes
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In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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Schools Strive for Efficiency, Comfort

New HVAC Technologies Help Administrators Meet Indoor Environment Goals
By Jen Anesi
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Across the country, school administrators are realizing the importance of good IAQ and a comfortable indoor environment, which both contribute significantly to student success. 


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Tips for Updating School HVAC Equipment

Financing Options Help Schools Meet HVAC Project Goals
By Jen Anesi
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According to the manufacturers that make equipment for schools, there are often many options available to districts looking to make those much-needed upgrades.


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HVAC Light Commercial: Light Commercial Leaders

Gold Goes to International Environmental Corp.’s ReStoraMOD
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC Light Commercial category.


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Thybar Corp.: Rooftop Filter Curbs

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The units ship fully assembled and feature all-welded construction, factory insulated walls, integral filter rack, and access door for servicing filters. 


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‘It’s Too Noisy:’ Addressing Acoustics

Good Design Prevents Noise Complaints
By Kimberly Schwartz
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While there are a variety of HVAC system issues that can negatively affect building acoustics, experts say that minimizing noise and vibration is easiest to achieve when starting with a good design.


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Thybar Corp.: Rooftop Curb Adapters

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The Retro-mate® adapters offer a fast, cost-effective method of replacing rooftop HVAC units, according to the company. 


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Standards and Consumer Desires Drive Rooftop Innovations

Air Handlers and RTUs Becoming Smarter, More Efficient, Connected
By Jen Anesi
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Manufacturers are producing units that are more efficient, intelligent, and connected than ever before by incorporating increased motor efficiency, design improvements, and the utilization of energy recovery options.

 


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Technicians Share 5 Common RTU Issues

HVAC Techs Compare their Most Common Problems and Solutions
By Jen Anesi
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While normal wear and tear is to be expected on rooftop units, major problems can be prevented with routine, thorough maintenance.


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