As big cities across the U.S. continue to see a renaissance, The Whalen Co. is seeing tall rewards. As a manufacturer of HVAC vertical stack riser heat-exchanger fan coil units and water-source heat pumps, Whalen usually gets business when construction goes vertical. Read More
BlueVolt, in cooperation with market research firm Cascade Insights, has released the second edition of its “Voice of the E-Learner” survey, which asked 1,327 workers from manufacturers and distributors in the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and industrial tools industries about their perceptions of online learning. This year’s findings showed a 27 percent drop — from 59 percent in 2016 to 33 percent in 2018 — in the number of learners who were “very satisfied” with their organization’s online training programs.
More than 270 architects, planners, engineers, contractors, wholesalers, and suppliers from around the world accepted Aquatherm GmbH’s invitation to gain insights into the latest trends in the commercial and industrial construction industries at the inaugural Biggexchange.
The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company, today announced the startup of the new Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant production facility at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas. This facility will enable Chemours to triple the global capacity of its hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) 1234yf-based products to meet increasing market demands for more environmentally sustainable refrigerants and blends.
The HVAC industry, and in particular the replacement sector, is attractive to private equity investors because of its exposure to a large base of installed equipment that requires regular service and, ultimately, replacement. The critical nature of HVAC equipment for ensuring comfort means that customers tend to place the most emphasis on service responsiveness and equipment quality, in addition to price and other considerations. Read More
One common customer complaint about their central HVAC systems is that the a/c system is running but not providing any cool air to the controlled space. One of the most common reasons for this situation is that the a/c condenser or evaporator coil has frozen over. This term or phrase literally means that ice has formed on the heat exchanger, preventing the transfer of heat since the ice is acting as an insulator.
Thermostats have gotten seriously smart in the last decade. While they’re a great improvement over traditional thermostats, smart thermostats still cannot affect air distribution across a building to adjust for hot or cold spots, leaving a lot to be desired in terms of making the home a comfortable place.
There is no federal or state law, rule, or regulation that mandates job descriptions. However, well-written job descriptions that clearly set out the “essential functions” of each job can help avoid or at least help successfully defend some legal claims, as well as contribute to the operational success of the company.
Hotel Milano Scala has recently installed a new Mitsubishi Electric filtration system. Fresh air entering the interior spaces is treated in four air handling units — three rated at 5,000 m3/h plus one at 10,000 m3/h for a total air treatment capacity of 25,000 m3/h — composed of a class G4 pre-filter and a class F9 final filter (the same ones used in hospitals to prevent contamination).
The AHR Expo is the largest event in the HVACR industry, offering educational sessions, award-winning products, and networking opportunities galore. It’s impossible for attendees to see everything, but you can check out some of the highlights in this issue of The NEWS.