Packaged terminal air conditioner line will begin production in first quarter of 2016
October 9, 2015
GE announced that its packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) formerly produced overseas will now be manufactured at its Appliance Park facility in Louisville, Kentucky. The new Zoneline® units, mainly used in the hotel/motel industry, will start full production in the first quarter of 2016.
The variable refrigerant flow (VRF) market in the U.S. just got a bit more interesting. Johnson Controls, Hitachi, Ltd., and Hitachi Appliances announced the companies have completed their global joint venture agreement and will immediately begin operations of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning.
Can save millions of gallons of water, increase energy efficiency by up to 50 percent
September 29, 2015
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the Liebert® DSE thermal management system with the EconoPhase Pumped Refrigerant Economizer for use in California data centers.
Oh, and I should mention that Daniel and Chapman were the man’s first and middle names. His last name was Stillson. Think of him the next time you reach into your toolbox for that durable Stillson wrench that will forever carry its inventor’s proud name. Think of him, remember him, thank him, and smile.
Learning from their father, who was a fire prevention and lighting services provider, Raymond and Joseph Kishk knew they would continue their family’s 30-year service tradition, so they started their own heating and cooling company nine years ago and haven’t looked back.
The Mascot FT condensing combi boiler and water heater features a fire-tube stainless steel heat exchanger that produces 95 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE), is fully modulating, and produces an endless supply of domestic hot water on combi units.
Awards competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems, and technologies
September 25, 2015
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo (AHR Expo) announced its call for entries for the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The awards will be presented at a formal ceremony during the show, set for Jan. 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Darren Gibula appointed senior director of operations
September 23, 2015
LG Electronics USA has named Kevin McNamara as senior vice president, sales and operations, for LG’s U.S. Air Conditioning Systems business. In addition, Darren Gibula has been promoted to senior director of operations.