When mechanical engineers, installers, architects, and building owners have the rare luxury of designing a new facility specifically to meet or exceed energy efficiency and indoor comfort needs, big dreams become a reality.
High efficiency comes with a price that’s higher than normal efficiency (whatever that is), and because of that higher price, high efficiency is now a subjective term that is open to broad interpretation, and perhaps even reinvention.
While the number of HVAC technician jobs continues to grow exponentially, Fluke Corp. has found a considerable gap between the number of candidates needed for those jobs and those who are qualified to do them.
Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) recently announced that while HVACR average distributor sales declined 1.8 percent in December 2012, they increased 5.6 percent for the year.
As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is implemented in phases over several years, some HVACR business owners are fearful of the program’s potentially detrimental effect on the cost of employee health care coverage.
M&G DuraVent’s PolyPro gains approval from Bradford White; Testo appoints marketing communications specialist; CosaTron names president; Mainstream Engineering awarded contract from DARPA; Viessmann secures North American sales support, installation, and service for NextEnergy’s heat pumps; Nordyne introduces new NordyneU online video training.
For homeowners in the Syracuse, N.Y., area, the objective was to find new or improved strategies for exterior building solutions in regard to insulation that will provide extensive energy-savings benefits.
Lochinvar vice president of engineering, Neil Rolph, was named the recipient of the 2013 Richard C. Schulze Distinguished Service award by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Designed to offer a solution for solar thermal and ground-source applications with an emphasis on hydronic space heating, the multifunctional Thermal-Stor™ stratified solar thermal storage tank operates as a storage tank and hydronic buffer tank while occupying the space of a single unit.
The HACCP Manager™ System’s handheld thermocouple is a data-collecting instrument designed to simplify both the recording of food-product temperatures and the monitoring of all corrective actions in foodservice environments.
The Wi-Fi VisionPRO® programmable thermostat allows consumers to conveniently monitor and control their home heating and cooling system from anywhere with a computer, smartphone, or tablet using the Total Connect Comfort Services free app available through iTunes™ or Google Play™.