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Saving Money for Customers, Contractors

Two Manufacturers Tie for Gold in HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment Category

Homeowners want to save money, which often also means saving energy when they purchase HVAC equipment. This leads consumers toward high-efficiency equipment. 


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Electro Static Technology, an ITW company: Motor Repair Best Practices Handbook

A 36-page, color handbook, the AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring Motor Repair Handbook, de-scribes best practices for protecting motor bearings from electrical damage. 


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Mainstream Engineering Corp.: PSC Motor Electronic Control, Control Board

The QwikSEER+™ is an enhancement to existing air conditioning and heat pump systems with Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) motors, the company said. 


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MARS, Heat Controller Merge Operations

Acquisition Positions MARS for Future Growth, Stability

Last fall, MARS hired an investment banker and began discussing potential growth options. The company started communicating with potential targets and shortly thereafter had reached an agreement with Heat Controller. 


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Bell & Gossett®, a Xylem brand: Integrated VFD With Sensorless Control

According to the manufacturer, the variable-speed drive sensorless controller utilizes the latest generation hardware platform with advanced pumping software and proven algorithms to create a smarter, more cost-efficient, and energy-saving pump system for HVAC and pressure-booster applications. 


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Danfoss VLT Drives: HVAC Drives

The NEMA/UL Type 4X VLT® HVAC drives deliver reliable operation in environments subject to windblown dust, and rain or splashing water, so they can be installed directly at the equipment location. 


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Ontario Mandates ECMs in Furnaces — Is US Next?

Some in HVAC Industry Worry Ontario Building Code Change Goes Too Far

Some worry the Ontario Building Code has gone too far and that the legislation may strip consumers of their options while decreasing profit margins for the HVAC contractors installing the equipment.


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Cerus Industrial Inc.: VFD Energy Management Bypass

The P-Series line of variable-frequency drives (VFDs) has been enhanced with an Energy Management Bypass (EMB) option. 


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Sustainability in Shaft Grounding Rings

Variable-frequency drives (VFDs), also known as inverters, are widely used because they save energy, especially in applications with variable-torque loads. 


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Hyper Engineering Pty. Ltd.: Electronic, Software-Driven Soft Starter

Reducing the locked rotor amperage (LRA) or in-rush current on compressors and motors by 70 percent, the Sure-Start is an electronic, software-driven soft starter that assists in the prevention of brownouts caused by the increased use of equipment during peak periods, said the company.


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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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