Schools, colleges, and universities are a familiar and valuable market for HVAC contractors. These institutions typically combine a large amount of square footage with a high percentage of building ownership, which often means a willingness to invest for the long term.
Where do contractors even begin when they are deciphering the options available to them in the high-efficiency arena? Are there certain types of products that are essential? Or, is each situation truly unique? To try and tackle these questions head-on, members of The NEWS’ advisory board were presented with a simple prompt: If you were to design a high-efficiency movement/ventilation equipment system, what products would you choose for the job and why?
OEMs are striving to improve efficiencies at all costs and seeking ways to offer better options and improved solutions to consumers. However, in the blower marketplace, tightening global regulations are forcing manufacturers to create products that cater to highly-specific consumer needs based upon different requirements in different regions.
Manufacturers of all sizes are introducing energy recovery ventilators (ERVs); heat recovery ventilators (HRVs); blowers; air curtains; high-velocity systems; and high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans that push the industry forward in response to a demand for more efficient ventilation systems.
With energy prices due to rise, customers are looking for high-efficiency furnaces that will reduce their energy bills while still providing optimal comfort. They also want smart, user-friendly controls that will allow them to monitor and adjust their systems whenever and wherever they want.
Company pledges to invest $500 million in research and reduce emissions by 35 percent
June 16, 2016
Ingersoll Rand announced it will commit to the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Advanced Cooling Challenge (ACC). The commitment includes a $500 million investment in product R&D by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through its transport refrigeration and HVAC solutions.
Webinar on selling high efficiency systems scheduled for Dec. 10
December 9, 2015
Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has announced the new webinar, “Selling High Efficiency Systems: New Customer Insights You Need To Know,” scheduled for Dec. 10, 2015 at 2 p.m. EST. Emerson experts will discuss the top five features homeowners want in their HVAC systems, which were recently uncovered by new research.