There is a lot of misinformation floating around about the R-22 transition. Go to www.achrnews.com/countdownto2010 to watch a funny video. It may not be ready for prime time TV on “The World’s Funniest Videos” but what you hear might shock you.
Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) is aligning its organization to focus on offering the full range of building efficiency capabilities to its customers. With that, Allen Martin, Tom Huntington, and Rod Rushing are assuming new roles within Johnson Controls. In interviews with The NEWS, each talked about changes in the marketplace and goals for the future of the company.
Up until recently, everyone thought the R-22 to R-410A transition generally meant that newly manufactured units would cease using HCFCs at the end of this year and that a gradual phaseout would continue through the year 2030. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may have other ideas.
I love going to Chicago for the
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo). Lots of new
product, but the weather is always gorgeous this time of year, even though it
can be a bit balmy by Lake Michigan.
It sure seems like Dec. 31, 2009 is a long way off, especially with the ink just drying on recent New Year’s resolutions. Still, it will be here rather quickly, and with it the beginning of the somewhat ballyhooed change from HCFC to HFC refrigerants.
Former “Saturday Night Live” satirist and comedian, Al Franken, appears to have the U.S. Senate seat wrapped up in Minnesota. Maybe. His opponent is still fighting the results of the extremely narrow margin of victory.
Occasionally, I have been known to be wrong. That has never stopped me from throwing around a few opinions, four-letter words, warnings, and prognostications. Before I launch the 2009 forecast, it is only fair to check in on a few of my past projections to find out how credible of a source I really might be.