For HVAC pros interested in motors and drives, Tuesday afternoon at this year’s AHR Expo in Atlanta featured a good chance to give the feet a rest and focus on the mind for a while. Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) presented a three-phase session called VFDs: Method of Laboratory Test and a Case Study.
Incentives up to $150,000 available for businesses choosing ammonia, CO2, or HCs
August 2, 2017
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has launched an incentive program designed to promote the adoption of a new generation of natural refrigerants that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Users can search for available local and national rebates and incentives
June 30, 2017
Just in time for summer, when above average temperatures are expected for many portions of the U.S., LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies is launching a user-friendly rebate tool that allows HVAC contractors and homeowners to search for local and national rebates and incentives available on energy-efficient residential and light commercial LG air conditioning systems.
Sets target of 1 million smart thermostat installations over the next five years
October 22, 2015
Consumers in Chicago and across northern Illinois are now eligible for rebates on smart thermostats that can cut the cost of the devices nearly in half, making their convenience and increased control of energy use more affordable.
‘Supermarkets May Be Leaving a Lot of Money on the Table’
August 26, 2014
Supermarkets in the United States can now get expert help in securing energy-efficiency rebates from utilities. The service is for supermarkets that invest in initiatives to improve energy efficiency but may not collect all the utility rebates for which they qualify, said Abtar Singh, chief executive of Singh360.
Commercial Rebates Help Companies Implement Energy Efficiency Measures
May 5, 2014
Direct Expansion Solutions (DXS), a North American HVAC manufacturers' representative that specializes in variable refrigerant flow (VRF) implementation and design, has launched an online rebate tool to help Austin, Texas, customers maximize the VRF rebate from Austin Energy’s Power Saver Program.
Demand Response Helps Reduce Electricity Demand on the Hottest Days of the Summer
April 29, 2014
Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) announced that it is partnering with Nest® Labs Inc. to offer up to $140 in rebates for customers who purchase a Nest Learning Thermostat™ and participate in its demand response program.
Home performance contracting is a trend that is building momentum across the country. While weatherization contractors and home energy auditors may be trying to capture the business available in this market, smart HVAC contractors are in an even better position to adopt and expand this niche.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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