In 2017, the winds of change are blowing stronger than ever with a new commander in chief calling the shots. Most industry experts are hopeful and optimistic about the next four years under a Trump-led government.
Each year, HVACR contractors large and small come together to share best practices and learn from industry experts during ACCA’s annual conference. However, this year, the event has been completely redesigned. This shiny new IE3 Show will take place March 20-22 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is trending in the industry right now, and it has been well before “trending” was even a thing. It serves as a sense of reliability to homeowners, a symbol of professionalism to employers, a mark of confidence to manufacturers, and a source of pride to technicians. So, no matter what your role in the industry is, there are countless reasons to #celebratewithNATE.
Since it was founded in 2011, Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based Allied Energy Efficiency Experts has completed approximately 5,000 comprehensive Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) projects in New Jersey and Delaware.
The school applied for and received a green repair grant
March 20, 2017
With failing oil-fired boilers and an aging, inefficient heating system, Elm Street School in Gardner, Massachusetts, turned to modulating boilers from Weil-McLain to spark energy efficiencies and lower heating costs for the school.
Providing tools to run a profitable, debt-free business.
March 20, 2017
The New Flat Rate will host a seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta Airport, on Wednesday, April 12, aimed at giving HVAC, plumbing, and electrical service company owners the tools they need to run a profitable, debt-free business.
OEMs, consultants, contractors, and end users respond
March 3, 2017
Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, recently conducted an online survey to gauge industry acceptance of CO2 refrigeration systems in North America.
The project will examine how much energy can be saved
March 1, 2017
Tecogen® Inc., a developer and manufacturer of clean energy products, announced a collaboration with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), an alliance of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to install the first Ilios high efficiency water heater in the Pacific Northwest. The Ilios Air-Source unit will be installed in a retirement community in Salem, Oregon and served by natural gas from regional utility, NW Natural.
Report published by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency
March 8, 2017
A recent report published by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) found that a majority of utility new homes programs rely on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings for compliance verification. The CEE's "The Overview of Residential New Homes Programs in the United States and Canada" summarizes currently active voluntary programs for the construction of new homes. The report is based on 71 utility programs located in 36 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.
AT&T and Carrier® announced the addition of AT&T wireless connectivity on commercial HVAC equipment with Carrier® SMART Service, a remote connectivity and advanced analytics solution. This new offering uses the AT&T network to help collect and analyze chiller operating performance to deliver pre-emptive service solutions.
The NOBLE Fire Tube Combi Boiler is designed for residential applications and offers three models ranging from 110,000-199,999 Btuh. The boiler features easy installation and serviceability, true instantaneous response time, and a user-friendly interface.
The Model ABD-SEA-E provides precise and automatic airflow regulation for supply or exhaust ventilation systems in any residential or commercial building. It is designed for use in any HVAC application with a static pressure between 0.2 and 2.0 inches water column.
These 3- to 5-ton units are an addition to Trane’s portfolio of Foundation™ light-commercial rooftop HVAC units. They fit a common roof curb used on many existing commercial buildings and can be installed without the need for an adapter, which saves customers time and money during installation.
The easybend kit consists of four color-coded, industrial-grade, solid, polyethylene mandrel diameters. It is 13 feet long and fits quickly, but snugly, into soft copper lineset tubing sizes of ¼-, 3/8-, ½-, and 5/8-inch.
The ECOsine Active 3420 is a harmonic filter that provides harmonic compensation in real time for demanding industrial and commercial environments. With a capacity of 30-300 A, operating at 200-480 vac, the connection-ready 3420 (3-wire) cabinet models include forced-air cooling and internal-liquid cooling (200-300 A) for the power electronics.
This 150- to 2,500-gallon electric water heater ranges from 12-360 kW, and features 150 psi ASME code glass lining, an ASME temperature and pressure relief valve, internal fusing (above 120 A), and magnesium anode rods.
The Water Savor Controller is a device that limits the amount of excess water leaving a bypass flow-through humidifier and exiting down the drain. It can be easily installed with any brand (new or previously installed) bypass flow-through humidifier.
The eBox 2.0 is a seamless BACnet integration gateway for lighting, HVAC, plug loads, and metering. The gateway is designed to proficiently discover, display, and control device points to support a single uniform building system. The eBox 2.0 is simple to use as it requires no programming or scripting.