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enVerid Systems, Inc announced that its HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) technology has been listed as one of the top three priorities for commercial HVAC energy efficiency in a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – providing potential energy savings of 250,000 billion Btu per year in the US.
The predictive maintenance report forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for predictive maintenance of 39 percent over the time frame of 2016–2022, with annual technology spending reaching $10.96 billion by 2022.
Smart technology has been a huge influencer on the HVAC product market. This product roundup provides a sampling of the latest products and software available from manufacturers that will be beneficial to both residential and commercial contractors.
The commercial refrigeration market is diverse, spanning a number of applications, including food service; food and beverage production; retail, supermarkets, and convenience stores; and more. And demand for equipment is growing.
High-end furnaces feature an array of benefits and options to fit any consumer’s needs and wants. Consumers are becoming more self-educated about HVAC systems and how they perform, according to Jill A. Murphy, senior product marketing manager- heating, at Lennox.“This is leading to more questions about high-end furnaces and their benefits,” she said. "We have seen an upward trend in terms of demand for these products.”
Rick Haller, CEO of Lititz, Pennsylvania-based Haller Enterprises Inc., jokes that he got his start in the HVAC industry at the ripe age of 16 because the labor laws were different than they are nowadays. In 1981, at age 23, he had left that company and started his own business, operating out of his garage.
Recent developments in factory-assembled cooling tower technology can increase cooling capacity per cell by up to 50 percent, expanding the applications for so called “package” towers supporting HVAC and industrial processes. Although field-erected towers have long been the preferred product for process cooling in power plants and heavy industry, new robust designs and materials coupled with cost-saving building techniques make the new generation of modular products logical alternatives for a broader range of applications.