Daytona State’s Advanced Technology College received 6 mini-split training modules
February 19, 2019
In collaboration with Tropic Supply, Cooper&Hunter has gifted Daytona State College with six complete HVAC systems, considering the donation as a useful investment in the next generation. The on-campus working stations, which include units from Cooper&Hunter’s modern “Sophia Mini-Split Single Zone Series,” will give students hands-on learning opportunities with technology that is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S.
At the AHR Expo in Atlanta, Samsung HVAC North America announced it will expand its residential and commercial air conditioning business in North America by building, training, and supporting a network of specifying representatives, distributors, and installers.
The company kicked off the AHR Expo with a press conference, where Chris Peel, president and CEO of Rheem, announced the company’s commitment to a sustainability platform — A Greater Degree of Good — as well as its 2025 sustainability commitments tied to ‘Designing for Zero Waste’ and its upcoming 100-year anniversary. Manufacturing products that demonstrate sustainability, decreased waste, and increased efficiency will become a stronger focus for Rheem.
Once only found in mild climates, the technology now stretches across the U.S., thanks to advances in inverter technology and zone controls. On the other hand, the level of sophistication in these systems sometimes makes them difficult to troubleshoot when something goes wrong.
While ductless HVAC is not without its flaws, the technology has evolved exponentially to now provide customers with numerous configurations at affordable prices appropriate for nearly every application, which is music to the ears of entrepreneurial contractors.
On average, homeowners are coming to their HVAC decisions as better-informed consumers. That seems to be the consensus on the manufacturer side. That said, they are seeing not only more widespread interest in giving environmental concerns more priority in purchasing decisions, but also that this interest is more impervious to other circumstances than it might have been in past decades.
Since the program is marketed as cutting-edge indoor air quality (IAQ), Marketair will also help recruit U.S. health organizations for brand approvals and promotion, similar to HydroKleen’s exclusive endorsement from the National Asthma Council — Australia. W. Williams Air Conditioning, Groves, Texas, and Ralph’s Air Conditioning, Conroe, Texas, are the first U.S. HVACR licensees.