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Oct. 6, 2014: New Compressor Design Said to Cut Energy Usage up to 50 Percent

‘Advanced Linear Refrigerant Compressor’ Has a Variety of Applications

Ray McKenzie and Mac Chaney of Dothan and Madison, Alabama, have developed a new compressor that they claim has the potential to revolutionize the HVAC and refrigeration industries. The unit is said to be up to 50 percent more efficient than conventional equipment, and is also small, lightweight, and quiet.


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Bitzer: Variable Speed Compressor

Bitzer’s new Ecoline Varispeed compressor features an integrated suction-gas-cooled VFD that significantly lowers operating costs and ensures reliable and effective performance, even at high ambient temperatures. 


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The Case for Hard Start Kits

During my 50 years in the HVAC trade, I have found that most technicians do not spend time learning about the compressor and the a/c system as much as they should. In their defense, they are simply too busy to take the time once they are out of school.


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Q&A: Compressor Problems and Solutions

Some of the most common problems and solutions for smooth compressor operation can be found in training materials and on-the-job experience. There is also another method for educating HVAC contractors and service technicians — getting answers straight from the manufacturers.


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Compressor Snapshots

Manufacturers continue to make advances in compressors, especially when it comes to efficiency and ease of maintenance. This roundup highlights some of the latest offerings to hit the market, as well as those that will be available later this year.


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Hands-On Hermetic Simulator Technology Day Hermetic Compressor—INLD-HERMSIM

4/8/14
Rocky Mount, N.C.

For new technicians who need an early hands-on experience in a controlled setting, or experienced technicians who need to work through real-world problems, this seminar offers a day of hands-on experience.

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Hands-On Hermetic Simulator Technology Day Hermetic Compressor—INLD-HERMSIM

4/9/14
Raleigh, N.C.

For new technicians who need an early hands-on experience in a controlled setting, or experienced technicians who need to work through real-world problems, this seminar offers a day of hands-on experience.

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Hands-On Hermetic Simulator Technology Day Hermetic Compressor—INLD-HERMSIM

4/10/14
Greensboro, N.C.

For new technicians who need an early hands-on experience in a controlled setting, or experienced technicians who need to work through real-world problems, this seminar offers a day of hands-on experience.

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Hands-On Hermetic Simulator Technology Day Hermetic Compressor—INLD-HERMSIM

10/21/14
Boynton Beach, Fla.

For new technicians who need an early hands-on experience in a controlled setting, or experienced technicians who need to work through real-world problems, this seminar offers a day of hands-on experience.

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Live Training Track

Hands-On Hermetic Simulator Technology Day Hermetic Compressor—INLD-HERMSIM

10/22/14
Dania Beach, Fla.

For new technicians who need an early hands-on experience in a controlled setting, or experienced technicians who need to work through real-world problems, this seminar offers a day of hands-on experience.

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Live Training Track

Hands-On Hermetic Simulator Technology Day Hermetic Compressor—INLD-HERMSIM

10/23/14
Miami Lakes, Fla.

For new technicians who need an early hands-on experience in a controlled setting, or experienced technicians who need to work through real-world problems, this seminar offers a day of hands-on experience.

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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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