In a letter to President Bush, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) urged that the administration reconsider its opposition to temporary relief for multiemployer pension plans facing technical funding deficiencies within the next few years.
Medium-temperature commercial refrigeration equipment designed to use hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant 410A performed better in a life-cycle climate performance (LCCP) analysis than equipment designed for propane.
Four U.S. House members, led by Congressman Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), have introduced H.R. 3953, the Cool and Efficient Buildings Act, to reduce the depreciation period for HVACR systems from 39 years to 15 years.
Combined U.S. factory shipments of 450,496 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for February were down 1 percent compared to shipments from the same month last year, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).