Recently, there has been a lot of talk about natural refrigerants such as CO2 and hydrocarbons gaining a stronger foothold. Yet much of the talk is related to the possible phasedown of HFC production. And currently, while there may be some talk about a possible phasedown, no actual action seems to be taking place.
Home performance contracting is more than just an industry buzzword for the team at Minnick’s Heating, Cooling, Energy Solutions, and Insulation. Why did the three owners decide to start focusing on the home performance market?
A ruling to the pending regional standards lawsuit may be less than a month away. American Public Gas Association (APGA) executive vice president Dave Schryver confirmed that the lawsuit, APGA v. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has entered mediation and that an agreement between the two parties could occur very soon.
So there’s this steam unit heater that won’t put out what it’s supposed to put out. It’s wimpy. The guy with the problem is telling me about it and he’s gesturing like he’s swatting bees. What is a contractor to do?
Since variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology is still relatively new in the United States, many contractors lack a full understanding about VRF equipment. But experts on these systems are striving to dispel false impressions and provide training opportunities for contractors who want to learn about VRF.
IMS WaterJet names vice president of sales; Honeywell announces acquisition; Flowserve Corp. names vice president, treasurer and investor relations; Advantix Systems announces partnership with Desarrollos Hotelco Group; Waterjet Service Inc. changes company name.
Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) named Johnson Supply (Houston) the 2012 ‘Big Man On Planet’ (BMOP), an annual award given by TRC in partnership with HARDI to honor the HARDI member who has done the best job promoting the TRC mercury thermostat collection program.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will provide a combined $1.2 million in funding to 32 state and local governments, tribes, and nonprofit organizations for indoor air quality projects.
The Tranquility® 22 Two-Stage Compact (TY) Series water-source heat pumps exceed ASHRAE 90.1 efficiencies with two-stage operation. They also use EarthPure® (HFC-410A) zero ozone depletion refrigerant. They are available in sizes 2 through 5 tons with multiple cabinet options (vertical upflow and horizontal).
A full line of fire dampers and ceiling radiation dampers is available for use wherever air distribution system duct-work penetrates fire-rated barriers. The line of dampers includes both gravity and dynamic models that are available in a wide variety of sizes for specific requirements, including hard ceilings.
The IntelliPak™ I unitary rooftop systems in configurations from 20 to 130 tons are available. The redesigned system is a packaged rooftop unit that has energy efficiency ratings (EER) of 11; some IntelliPak I configurations exceed the EER of 11 and achieve as high as 14.2.
The Power Xpert® Gateway 200E gateway collects energy usage data from meters, enabling customers to benchmark energy usage, set energy management goals, determine the effectiveness of energy management initiatives, and reduce their energy costs.
A two-way pressure independent control valve, the Belimo Energy Valve™ optimizes, documents, and proves water coil performance. It uses the Delta T Manager™ algorithm to directly control coil performance. It also monitors the coil performance characteristic curve and resulting energy/power output.
Volume 24 of the manufacturer’s Quick Delivery Catalog offers a large selection of fan and ventilation products available on a quick delivery or quick build shipping basis. The 132-page catalog includes fans, kitchen ventilation systems, energy recovery ventilators, make-up air systems, and more.
The 320 Series true RMS clamp meters is a complete line of tools engineered to produce noise-free, reliable measurements in the toughest environments. Designed to be long-lasting and easy to use, the 323, 324, and 325 clamp meters are ideal for rugged, all-purpose use.