In this issue of The NEWS, we examine current trends in the smart home market and our advisory board picks their favorite go-to smart products. We also discuss Florida Power & Light’s move into the HVAC residential service market.
The primary question being asked in the proposed rule, Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Program’s Extension to Substitutes, is whether or not the EPA has the authority to regulate anything beyond ozone-depleting substances (ODS).
Gone are the days of paper invoicing and technicians carrying pagers. Today, savvy contracting owners are implementing the use of intelligent products to simplify daily operations both in the field and the office.
According to a report from Mordor Intelligence, the global smart home market was valued at $35.7 billion in 2017, and it is expected to reach a value of $150.6 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 26.9 percent during the forecast period.
The good news is that once you measure static pressure, you can estimate fan airflow in less than 30 seconds with the right information. Once technicians understand that static pressure testing gets them to fan airflow, they will see why it is important to measure it on every call.
The 2018-IgCC combines the technical requirements developed by the ASHRAE Standard 189.1 with the model code administrative provisions by the Code Council. As a result, the 2018-IgCC is now a unified code that emphasizes adoption, ease of use and enforcement for building projects.
As rink owners look to shift away from R-22 — a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that is widely used in ice rinks across the U.S. and Canada — they face the challenge of selecting an alternative refrigerant that delivers equivalent capacity and proven performance but without disrupting rink operations. New production of R-22 will cease at the end of 2019.
The Daikin and TMI equity venture will allow for an expanded presence in the Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois markets, providing heating and air conditioning equipment from 1.5 to 3,000 tons for residential, light commercial, and large applied commercial markets.
The contractor specific summary will provide comparative benchmarking information for contractors to compare their businesses performance against a national pool of contractors. The data will enable ACCA members to compare company strengths and weaknesses against their peers and it will offer a visual analysis that shows opportunities for growth.
Recognizing excellence in the HVACR industry, the award — presented at CONNECT 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico — salutes the contractor best demonstrating professionalism, merchandising and management skills, innovative HVAC practices, trade involvement, and community service.
You can get good at something just by working hard at it. If you’ve got some talent at it and you work hard, you can get really good. But excellence, peak performance, being the best you can be at something — that doesn’t happen without a coach.
Specifically-sized to fit each revolving door’s diameter, configuration, and brand, the product creates a separating air barrier at the building’s conditioned interior by blocking unwanted exterior air trapped within the moving door sections.