There’s nothing consumers love more than a deal. Find a way for them to save money, or even get more for their money, and they’re putty in your hands. This is why rebate programs can be such useful tools for home-performance contractors. Over the past few years, however, contractors have observed that rebate programs are diminishing or disappearing altogether.
Things are changing in the chiller market — especially in regards to air-cooled models, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and refrigerants. Contractors are challenged to stay abreast of these trends in real-time.
An investment in a new chiller is not one that building owners make lightly. Owners typically need and appreciate the guidance of a knowledgeable HVAC contractor when making this purchase as there are a number of factors that go into the selection process, and not all of them are necessarily related to the actual chiller itself.
Commercial building owners and managers count on HVAC contractors to take care of their buildings in many ways. They’re expected to keep their facilities cool and comfortable, ensure their processes and procedures continue to hum along, provide quality IAQ, and, of course, maintain their equipment. On this last point, the proper maintenance of chillers takes top billing.
EGIA works closely with utility companies and the government on their energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs and manages one of the largest energy-efficiency financing programs in the country. In fact, EGIA has facilitated the financing of more than 200,000 residential and business projects valued in excess of $2.5 billion and administered over $750 million in rebate payments.
The NEWS recently sat down with Mark Handzel, vice president, product regulatory affairs, and director, HVAC commercial buildings, Xylem, to discuss the state of the pump industry and what prospective employees should know before they enter the industry.
You can’t operate your company effectively if it’s run on talking or, just as badly, run by issuing one-way memos. One-way memos are the type you plaster all over the place, like: “Clean up the bathroom. Your mother doesn’t work here.” Only one question left, “Is this form of running your company working?” The answer is: probably not.
Nearly 300 Nexstar Network members recently gathered in Houston to refine their leadership skills and pay tribute to the great industry leaders that came before during the organization’s annual spring meeting. Nexstar’s Leadership Spotlight 2017: On the Shoulders of Giants featured keynote speakers who focused on personal and professional executive management topics.
Partners with Harrison Publishing House’s CINX platform
May 18, 2017
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) has partnered with Harrison Publishing House’s CINX platform to offer a new cloud-based PHCC Labor Unit Database designed to help contractors streamline the estimating process and prepare accurate bids.
Detroit-area Bryant dealer provides installation to neighborhood revitalization
May 17, 2017
Bryant Heating & Cooling recently provided an energy efficient heating and cooling system to a home being refurbished by Home Depot Renovation services in collaboration with the Detroit Land Bank Authority.
Johnson Controls Inc. recently completed construction on a new $6.7 million screw compressor testing laboratory at its Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant. The 7,000-square-foot facility is one of the largest, most sophisticated testing laboratories in the screw compressor industry.
For the past 15 years, Jeremy Ray had worked as an industrial and commercial journeyman electrician in and around the Austin, Texas, area. Some of the projects he was involved with over the years included changing and revamping clean rooms for Samsung, construction of the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, and projects at Hewlett-Packard and the University of Texas, among others. In recent years, he also had taken an interest in becoming a certified safety and health official, but fate had other plans.
This all-in-one fusion tool is used for outlet fusion of polypropylene pipe. The unique V-base design of the Hornet allows it to self-align on the center of the main pipe. A slide-mounted precision carriage guides the drilling of the outlet hole and fusion of the fitting keeping everything perfectly aligned to produce consistent and accurate fusions.
The XCPC is a solution for solar air conditioning and industrial process heat. XCPC technology pairs a custom evacuated tube receiver with an external non-imaging reflector, which enables the collector to cost-effectively achieve temperatures of 392°F at more than 50 percent efficiency without tracking.
The Ex9CKT Series DP Contactors are available in 20- to 40-A range in 3- and 4-pole configurations. The Ex9CKT Series features an optional mounting plate, making it a direct replacement for DP contactors. It features a Double E magnet assembly for increased performance and reduced power consumption.
The XR16 is a low-profile side-discharge air conditioning unit for split ducted systems. The unit is available in 1.5- to 5-ton sizes. It is designed for challenging applications, including zero lot-line situations, multifamily housing, and condominium units and row houses.
PurCool Green tablets and strips are used as a preventive maintenance product to safely prevent slime and sludge from growing and building up in a condensate drain pan, drain line, or trap. Untreated drain pans are susceptible to slime and sludge growth, which can cause clogs and water overflow with damage to ceilings, walls, and floors.
The Metasys® 8.1 building automation system (BAS) features an easy-to-use interface that provides photo-realistic graphics for better visualization and faster troubleshooting. These graphics are created within Metasys and do not require any additional software or tools.
The Model 700 industrial vertical non-clog waste ejector pump is used for service in industrial wastes, sanitary wastes, process wastes, and rendering wastes. It is designed for long life in tough services with heads to 100 feet total dynamic head (TDH) and flows to 1,500 gallons per minute (gpm).
The EME720 louver combines a continuous-blade architectural appearance with the performance of a wind-driven rain-resistant louver. The louver’s architectural mullion is recessed, notched in the blade, and utilizes drain pockets that allow water to drain away while contributing to an appearance of one continuous louver.