The HVAC Expensing and Technology (HEAT) Act, HR 3515, which was recently introduced by Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and Ron Kind, D-Wis., includes provisions that will allow commercial building owners to expense qualified HVAC equipment.
State and local regulations are driving new building construction as well as existing buildings to implement energy-efficient technologies in order to meet future carbon emissions reduction goals. These facilities, known as high-performance buildings, strive to deliver optimal efficiency, reliability, value, and comfort to tenants.
Energy Star certification is an important distinction for HVAC manufacturers’ products to achieve. The designation recognizes highly efficient performance, and 2017’s list of the most efficient boilers delivers a bevy of products from a wide range of manufacturers.
HR 1090 — The Technologies for Energy Security Act of 2017 — introduced by Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., would correct a congressional oversight in late-2015 that extended tax credits for solar and wind but left behind “orphaned” technologies, like geothermal heat pumps, fuel cells, microturbines, small wind, and combined heat and power (CHP) when their credits expired Jan. 1 of this year. The Reed bill currently boasts 108 cosponsors, 59 of which are Republicans.
Packard Inc. told its employees on Aug. 25 that it had become the first master distributor in the HVACR industry to adopt an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The purpose of an ESOP is to enable eligible employees to share in the growth and prosperity of the company, accumulate capital for their future economic security, and acquire beneficial stock ownership interests in the company.
Four decades of involvement with distributors and their customer bases reveals that most contractors aren’t taking full advantage of everything their favorite distributors can offer. If you do, it will mean more cash to your bottom line.
While the equipment tonnage is often quoted on proposals, how can you be sure the equipment’s potential is really being achieved? Is it possible your installation practices are contributing to lost cooling efficiency? Let’s look at what causes lost tonnage and how you can ensure it’s not happening because of your company.
I want to sincerely thank Mike Murphy, Kyle Gargaro, and the staff of The NEWS for selecting me as one of three “Legends of the HVAC Industry” presented Sept. 7 at Service World Expo in Las Vegas. I couldn’t be prouder to have been selected for this award. As I looked back on the information provided in my entry form, I noticed a number of things that I felt would be pertinent and worthwhile to share with you.
ACCA has announced that Billy Edwards passed away in Fairview, Texas. Edwards served as ACCA’s chief elected board officer in 1989 and was employed for many years at TDIndustries, a Texas-based construction and facilities services company, serving on the company’s board of directors from 1971-2000.
While some are talking about building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) is embarking on a plan to bring the HVACR distributors from the two countries together. An official name has yet to be determined, but HARDI wants to build a similar association in Mexico for Mexican HVACR distributors.
The future of HVACR will be on display in January when hundreds of new and upgraded products and technologies for the industry will be featured at the 2018 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in Chicago.
Loren Cook Co., a manufacturer of commercial fans and blowers, was chosen to host President Donald Trump during his visit to Springfield on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The company was chosen for its commitment to U.S. manufacturing jobs for over 75 years.
The Noritz Residential Combination Boiler (NRCB) allows for simultaneous residential domestic hot water and space heating and performs at 95 percent AFUE. Unlike traditional combination boiling systems, which can provide only space heating or hot water at any given time, the NRCB’s simultaneous capabilities are easy to control and especially beneficial for applications that do not store or deliver heat energy efficiently.
The Free Flex Ultra-High Efficiency Commercial Condensing Boiler offers a thermal efficiency of 95 percent and features Bryan’s weld-free design. The Free Flex permits field access to the heat exchanger for cleaning and an unprecedented tube replacement.
The Honeywell Lyric™ C2 Wi-Fi Security Camera offers do-it-yourself (DIY) awareness, which enhances many features found on the C1 camera — most notably sound and motion detection and added video capabilities.
Hitachi SmartFlex™ VRF Gen II offers a re-engineered outdoor unit line with an impressive operating range, a wider selection of single module sizes, and an indoor unit line that includes re-engineered ducted units with greater static pressure, a full range of multi-port change-over boxes for heat recovery systems, and enhanced controllers.
The BCC100 is a full-color, 5-inch, touchscreen thermostat that brings convenience and functionality to a residence with Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows remote monitoring and control of a home’s HVAC system.