Rooftop Units

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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Air Handlers Tapped to Fulfill Data Center Cooling Needs

Finding Mission-Critical Cooling Solutions Presents Business Opportunity for HVAC Contractors
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Over the past few decades, the market for computer room and data center air handlers has exploded, prompting manufacturers to find solutions to their cooling needs.


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Lennox Industries Inc.: Light Commercial Rooftop Unit

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Expanded to include 7.5-12.5-ton models, the light commercial Rooftop Units Raider® packaged rooftop unit line offers efficiency levels of up to 13 SEER, 11.5 EER, and 13.2 IEER. 


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Thybar Corp.: Custom Rooftop Equipment Bases

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Bases for secure rooftop equipment mounting are quickly manufactured to precise specifications. 


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June 6, 2014: AES Reclaim Becomes Supporting Member of Advanced RTU Campaign

Campaign Aims to Replace Older, Inefficient Commercial HVAC Rooftop Units
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AES Reclaim, a specialist in HVAC equipment recycling, announced that it has become a supporting member of the Advanced RTU Campaign, which is designed to encourage building owners and operators to replace or retrofit old rooftop units (RTUs).


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June 6, 2014: HVAC Electricity Use Slashed with Energy Efficiency Controls

Field Test of Advanced Controls in Commercial Buildings Reveals More Savings Than Expected
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Commercial buildings could cut their HVAC electricity use by an average of 57 percent with advanced energy efficiency controls, according to a year-long trial of the controls at malls, grocery stores, and other buildings across the country.


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New Equipment Just in Time for Summer

Comfort and Higher Efficiencies are Hallmarks of Commercial Products
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It’s time again for the Commercial Cooling Showcase. The NEWS’ annual issue has traditionally introduced the latest air conditioning units available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them distinguish between brands.


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Thybar Corp.: Rooftop Unit Curb Adapter

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The Retro-Mate® saves time and roof reconstruction, preserves roofing integrity, reduces system downtime, and takes advantage of existing ductwork.


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New Products Designed to Keep Us Cool

Manufacturers Show Off Equipment For Summer
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Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season in order to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will allow them to distinguish between brands.


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Survey: 74 Percent of Contractors Unprepared for Efficiency Standards

Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Unaware of Pending Efficiency Ruling
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Unlike the 2005 regulation changes, the 2015 changes will affect both residential and commercial efficiency standards.


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