While the price of energy continues to rise, more homeowners are seeking energy independence through renewable energy sources including solar energy. In turn, a growing number of HVAC contractors are adding solar installations, solar thermal technology, solar-equipped air conditioning units, and more to their repertoire.
You feel your company is more green than it used to be, so now what do you do with that information? The NEWS spoke with two contractors whose companies perform both commercial and residential work about green marketing and promotion of their business.
Buying a new construction-oriented HVAC contracting business in Indianapolis in 2007 was very risky, but growing that $2 million business during an economic downturn into a $27 million contracting giant in five years is almost beyond belief. How was it done?
HVAC manufacturers have produced a slew of green products. Whether a commercial or residential contractor, the following are units that can be installed in new and/or retrofit applications to help end users save energy and improve comfort.
HVAC contractors in the apartment and condominium business could become busier in the near future. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), improved for the eighth consecutive quarter with an index level of 54.
Green seemed to be all the rage several years ago, both inside and out of the HVACR industry. But is it the buzzword it once was? In 2012, what does green mean for the HVACR industry and what are customers, especially commercial customers, seeking?
Dais Analytic announces total revenues for the first half; CECO Environmental is raising its quarterly dividend; Nortek announces net sales for the second quarter; AAON reports revenues for the second quarter.
ASHRAE’s Energy Modeling Conference: Tools for Designing High Performance Buildings, Oct. 1-3, 2012, Atlanta, seeks to advance the practitioner’s ability to more accurately model and simulate a building’s energy use.
Emerson Climate Technologies is celebrating its 100 millionth Copeland Scroll™ compressor milestone with an innovative global program designed to celebrate compressor technology and the people who make them.
The P-Series line of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been enhanced with a new redundant VFD unit. The Redundant Drive Panel (RDP) is designed to provide an economical HVAC motor control solution that maintains full control of an application if the primary drive fails.
The Tubular Rack UV System (TRS) is a commercial germicidal UV light IAQ product. The system is designed for effective microbial disinfection in new construction and retrofit IAQ industrial and commercial applications, such as hospitals, schools, office buildings, and other facilities.
The P-K MACH® condensing boiler dual-fuel product line has been expanded. According to the manufacturer, switching from natural gas to propane is fast and easy, only requiring flipping a simple toggle switch.
The Automatic Security Valve gives the homeowner a secure feeling and flood protection. The product integrates with most home automation and security systems. The actuator housing rating is rated at NEMA 6P (waterproof) and NEMA 7D (ignitionproof).
Equipped to assist in the annual cleaning of outdoor residential or light commercial air conditioning or heat pump coils is the TriClean 2x coil cleaner. It is designed with an integrated sprayer that allows the user to connect to a hose, clean, and rinse.
A line of energy recovery modules for direct- and indirect-fired heating or cooling sections is available. With an air-to-air plate exchanger, Rapid™ energy recovery modules capture heat from the air handler’s exhaust air and transfer it to the incoming air at an efficiency of approximately 60 percent.
Model SS610E has been added to the line of patented Safe-T-Switch® electronic condensate overflow control switches. It is designed for use on mini-split systems. It includes reliable, low power-consuming, state-of-the-art microelectronics.
A line of products — mounts, brackets, and stands — allows for the quickest and easiest way to install virtually any heating and cooling equipment, said the company. Products are available to hang equipment from the rafters or raise it off the ground, and are adjustable, affordable, attractive, and quick.