One common source of declining system performance lies in a unit’s coils. The NEWS recently talked with several industry leaders who shared their experiences, coil troubleshooting tips, and best practices to help identify and fix foiled coils.
The NEWS asked seven of its Best Contractors to Work For contest winners to share the best business advice they’ve ever received. Each individual offered unique advice, ranging from clearly defining a company’s purpose to fully trusting in God’s omnipotence. Here for your perusal are the insights, advice, and opinions as provided by the Magnificent Seven.
The condensing unit market is on the rise. According to a report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global condensing unit market is forecast to reach $23.31 billion by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.1 percent from 2016 to 2021. And there are a number of trends contributing to this growth.
Today’s heat pumps offer a wide range of advanced features that satisfy consumers’ demands for supreme comfort and energy savings as well as contractors’ desires for easier installation and service. And, with consumers demanding even greater energy savings and comfort control, they are already hard at work on the next generation of heat pumps.
The Smart Frog air conditioner offers high-efficiency variable-speed performance in a small cabinet and provides up to 23-SEER cooling efficiency. Its variable-speed inverter capacity control delivers operation for load matching, dehumidification, and zoning performance.
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.
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.
In this month’s troubleshooting situation, you are dealing with a 4-ton split system, and the locale is a desert Southwest city. The customer in this case is the landlord, and they are working on the residence, getting it ready to rent after the departure of a long-term tenant. Their description of the problem is that the house “just won’t get comfortable.”
The Luxaire Acclimate Variable Capacity Residential Systems from Johnson Controls Inc. are high-efficiency residential systems with built-in advanced charge monitoring. This quick and accurate means of measuring refrigerant charge saves contractors time.
New system handles daytime temperature and nighttime humidity with a single system
April 17, 2017
As the movement to legalize marijuana continues to take hold across the country, growers are beginning to seek out equipment that will help them maximize production. Until recently, there were no cooling and drying products specifically designed to optimize growing conditions for this agricultural product. Now, new technology is being engineered that can produce the right temperature and humidity conditions to maximize productivity and minimize mold and insect problems.