Initiative Seeks to Gather Data about Operation of Propane Equipment for Space Heating, Water Heating, and More
May 5, 2014
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is offering a monetary incentive to select qualifying builders who build new homes that follow the Propane Energy Pod model and include propane equipment for space heating, water heating, and other heating and power applications.
A state of emergency has been declared in Alabama, Iowa, Wisconsin, and 27 other states. The cause: a lack of propane. A brutal cold snap spanning the country, combined with distribution issues, has led to a limited supply and historically high prices.
Unapproved Propane-Containing Refrigerants Pose Fire and Explosion Risk
July 2, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is warning HVAC technicians, home improvement contractors, propane manufacturers and sellers, and homeowners of the potential safety hazards related to the use of propane or other unapproved refrigerants in residential air conditioning systems.
Now that the battle regarding ozone depleting potential (ODP) refrigerants has ended with the phaseout of CFCs and HCFCs, the fighting has shifted to issues related to the global warming potential (GWP) of the remaining and newly developing refrigerants.
At the Euroshop 2011 Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany, in March, Carrier Corp. introduced what it called “the latest innovations in CO2 and hydrocarbon refrigerant solutions, turnkey and heat recovery systems, and after-sales support and services for the food retail business.”