Freezers & Coolers

What If Gomer Serviced Your Freezer?

Why a Qualified Tech Is Needed

Those of you of a certain age interested in a bit of refrigeration nostalgia should check out an episode of the old Andy Griffith TV show that first aired back in 1964. (It usually shows up on the TV Land cable channel from time to time.)


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May 20, 2014: DOE Announces New Efficiency Standards for Motors, Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

New Standards Expected to Save Money and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for electric motors and for walk-in coolers and freezers. According to the DOE, these standards combined are expected to provide businesses with $26 billion in energy savings through 2030.


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May 13, 2014: Star Refrigeration Launches US Subsidiary, Azane Inc.

Company Will Offer Packaged Ammonia Chillers and Freezers

Star Refrigeration Group announced that it has launched a new United States subsidiary, Azane Inc., to manufacture and supply its “low-charge ammonia” technology in the U.S. The company developed the technology to meet the challenges that the HVACR industry was facing as Europe started the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant.


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DOE Looks at Energy Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review

Service technicians who work on commercial refrigeration equipment should be aware that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued what it calls the final rule on the “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.”


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Report Looks at Walk-in Refrigeration Market in the US Through 2018

Market Is Increasingly Adopting Green Technology and Using Renewable Energy Sources

TechNavio, a global research firm, has published a research report, Walk-in Refrigeration Market in the US. The report finds increasing use of green technology and renewable energy sources as a key trend affecting that sector. The analysis is for the forecast period 2014-2018.


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2014 AHR Expo: Refrigeration + Ice Machines

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the refrigeration and ice machine products we found on the show floor.


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EPA Tightens Energy Star Standards

New Specifications Take Effect Oct. 1

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published what it described as “The Final Draft Version 3.0” which deals with product specifications for Energy Star-qualified commercial refrigerators and freezers. The standards will take effect Oct. 1, 2014.


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Closing an Open Case

Store Reduces Power Costs with Refrigeration Retrofit

Ever since opening its first stores in the Western U.S. in 2007, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. has placed a focus on being a leader in energy efficiency and sustainability within the food retail industry. 


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Changes to Compressors, Detectors, Freezers

Developments Reflect Changes in Refrigeration Technologies
The constant change in refrigeration technologies is reflected in recent developments in compressors, leak detectors, and absorption freezers.


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Sept. 11, 2013: DOE Issues Notice of Rulemaking and Public Meeting on Walk-In Cooler/Freezer Efficiency Standards

Public Meeting/Webinar Is Set for October
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. A public meeting has also been scheduled for October.


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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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