WESTPORT, Conn. — 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.

The 2018 AHR Expo will be held Jan. 22-24, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Exhibitors will be displaying an impressive variety of new or enhanced HVACR-related products, systems, and technologies across every facet of the industry, from complete systems engineered for large commercial and industrial buildings to labor-saving tools and profit-generating services for residential contractors.

With 2,000-plus exhibitors, 100-plus seminars and product presentations, and more than 65,000 attendees, the show provides a unique forum for the entire HVACR industry, from product designers and engineers to installers and end users, to come together and share ideas, discover new products, and find solutions to technical problems.

Some of the exhibits contractors, engineers, and other attendees can look forward to include:

•Variable frequency drives (VFDs) for HVAC applications — specifically designed for building automation applications, which help minimize energy costs and maximize occupant comfort;

•Upgraded Wi-Fi-connected thermostat technologies that allow for control via iOS or Android apps plus email notifications and advanced voice control;

•A digitally controlled mixing valve that provides fast, accurate temperature control for domestic hot water applications;

•New bionic impeller technology with a special blade design that is modeled after the tubercles on a whale to ensure an optimized airflow angle and reduced flow separation on the blade surface;

•A self-contained HVAC system for hazardous locations that is designed to prevent an explosion by using only non-arcing components installed in a small, light-increased safety enclosure;

•An oscilloscope for testing motor shaft voltages, allowing contractors to determine if motors are at risk of premature bearing failure due to bearing currents; and more. This is only a sample of the huge array of innovations to be highlighted at the 2018 AHR Expo.

For more information, including a searchable directory of exhibitors and product categories and to register, visit ahrexpo.com.

Publication date: 9/14/2017