HVAC Commercial Market

Riverside Co. Acquires Dwyer Group — Again

The Dwyer Group’s Franchise Network Includes more than 1,600 Franchisees
By Nicole Krawcke
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The Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company for seven residential and commercial franchise service brands, including Aire Serv, a heating and cooling brand.


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Hydronic Radiant Ceiling Cooling for Smaller Buildings

Though More Expensive, Radiant Trumps Forced Air in Comfort
By John Siegenthaler, PE
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The combined cost of hydronic radiant panel heating, along with a separate central cooling system, often strains the construction budget to a point where something has to go, and that something is usually the radiant heating option. It gets trumped by a lower-cost forced-air system that delivers both heating and cooling, albeit often at reduced comfort.


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Uponor Inc.: Stainless Steel Manifold

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Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the new stainless steel manifold from Uponor Inc. is available in 1- and 1 ¼-inch sizes in 2- through 8-, 10-, and 12-loop configurations. 


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HVAC Industry Lays Out Refrigerant Plan

AHRI Asked the Government to Set the Objectives and Work Together with Industry
By Kyle Gargaro
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HVACR industry associations, manufacturers, end users, and fluorocarbon producers met with senior White House officials to show support and voluntary commitments to phase down HFCs. Industry coalition the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the White House hosted the event Sept. 16 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


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Manufacturers Explain Refrigerant Directions

Brochures, Case Studies, Define Refrigerant Technologies, Applications
By Peter Powell
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Commercial refrigeration systems, whether utilized in supermarkets or restaurants, seem to be constantly changing. 


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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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FMI Connect Showcases New Refrigerants

Cooling, Freezing Technology Takes Focus
By Peter Powell
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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Connect event showcased some of the newest products that those who work in the food sector will more than likely see on a future install or service call.


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HVAC Contractors Adapting to Changes

Keeping Up With Refrigeration Sector
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For this focus on supermarkets and restaurants, The NEWS asked a number of contractors where they are in the mix and where they see the refrigeration sector heading. Here is what they had to say.


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Laars Heating Systems Co., a subsidiary of Bradford White Corp.: Combi Boiler/Water Heater

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The natural gas or LP-fired Mascot LX features a Laars heat exchanger and offers 95 percent efficiency, full modulation, and a plentiful supply of domestic hot water on combination units.


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Daikin Industries Ltd.: Commercial Chillers

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Daikin Applied has expanded the Magnitude WMC chiller line to include four additional sizes — WMC125, 200, 225, and 275. 


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