Brent Schroeder, group president, heating and air conditioning, Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions platform, numerous other Emerson leaders, and a handful of local and state dignitaries were on hand to turn the first shovels of dirt for an expansion project on a site that currently employs approximately 1,700 people.
Although most ductless systems register surprisingly low noise levels in the home, they have created quite a loud buzz in the HVAC industry.
The late, great D. Brian Baker, president of Custom Vac Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and a frequent contributor to The NEWS, once said the labor shortage in the HVAC industry could be attributed, at least in part, to families having fewer children these days.
Ductless technology continues to be one of the fastest-growing HVAC market segments, racking up double-digit sales increases in the U.S. every year for the last several years.
The Foundry has a rich history dating back more than a century. Once the former manufacturing campus of Brown & Sharpe, the 13 brick buildings located on 26 acres at the edge of downtown Providence, Rhode Island have been restored into a mixed-use complex.
Nu-Calgon's Cal-Blue Plus features a high-viscosity formula that provides long-lasting bubbles, enabling the product to remain in contact with the surface for an extended period of time – allowing the smallest of leaks to be detected.
The NEX Series Single Phase Duplex Control Panel alternately controls two single phase pumps.
Able to blend in seamlessly with any indoor building space, the radiant ceiling panels are designed to provide localized spot heating or primary heating where needed.
The tank can be used for geothermal heat pumps, condensing boilers, and chill-water applications. The composite tank is also suitable for domestic hot water.
When the HVAC industry expressed a need to reduce the time necessary to balance a system, Dwyer Instruments Inc. responded with the PredictAir™ Application Software (used with the Dwyer SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument) — the 2017 gold award-winning product in the Contractor Services and Software Category.
The LRP16GE, which earned The NEWS’ 2017 Dealer Design gold award in the HVAC Residential Equipment category, utilizes an aluminized tubular steel heat exchanger and features a compact design that reduces space requirements in the heat exchanger cabinet.
After six years of development, Fresh-Aire UV® released the 2017 gold-winning IAQ product package, Air-SMART™ IAQ.
Airxchange Inc.’s Replacement Energy Recovery Wheels took home the gold award in the Ventilation category of this year’s Dealer Design Awards contest.
Taking home the Gold Award in the High-Efficiency Residential category of the 2017 Dealer Design Awards is the York® Affinity™ unit from unitary products group, a division of Johnson Controls Inc.
The NEWS’ 2017 Dealer Design Award gold-winning Testing & Monitoring product, the AVUL Air Velocity Transmitter from Dwyer Instruments Inc., was designed to quickly and accurately measure air velocity or volumetric air flow in variable air volume (VAV) units, HVAC ducts, fume hood exhausts, and/or air-handler units.
The ESP-400 by Jackson Systems LLC has earned gold in the Residential Controls category of The NEWS’ 2017 Dealer Design Awards.
How do we get new products or services to take root? The key is to find a champion. By having at least one tech who is excited about the potential of the offering, you can get a lot of traction. This technician will set the bar high by offering the item consistently and sharing their happy customer stories. This enthusiasm is contagious and will spread throughout the team. That champion also becomes the resident subject matter expert and supports the rest of the team, so they become more comfortable.
Many of the products central to everyday aspects of American life — from homes to cars to electronic gadgets — are no longer made to last.
Traveling, at least to me, offers a lot of lessons about human nature, life, and yes, the HVAC industry. It can be a microcosm of entrepreneurship and business acumen. What? That’s crazy, right? But not really.
Subcooling can be a somewhat difficult topic for new technicians starting out in the industry. In fact, few topics garner as many questions from green techs than subcooling does.
QMark radiant ceiling panels provide custom, targeted, hidden heat in a wide range of applications. Able to blend in seamlessly with any indoor building space, the radiant ceiling panels are designed to provide localized spot heating or primary heating where it’s needed.
Portable heating and cooling units, like most HVACR products, continue to evolve as advances in technology allow manufacturers to meet consumer demand in previously improbable applications and markets.
Portable heaters and air conditioners offer numerous benefits for HVAC contractors, including speedy installation and reduced downtime for customers.
No longer thought of as only temporary solutions, portable heating and cooling units continue to evolve and grow into new markets and applications.
Contracting organizations and business owners around the country enjoyed a victory when President Donald Trump signed a resolution into law eliminating the Obama administration’s ‘Volks rule.’
Information contained in these graphs are courtesy of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology is relatively new to the U.S., yet it has quickly become a very popular option in the commercial market. VRF is now moving into the residential market as well.
During his campaign, Trump made it clear that his intentions were to reduce regulations and withdraw from the Paris agreement. His decision to withdraw is typical politics — either you agree, you disagree, or you agree to disagree.
Energy efficiency ratings (SEER/EER) of air conditioners and heat pumps keep rising, thanks to new technologies such as electronically commutated motors (ECMs), inverter-driven compressors, and advanced heat exchangers. These technologies have helped boost high-end cooling equipment ratings to the mid-20-SEER range, which was unthinkable just a few years ago.
Manufacturers often offer longer warranties and hefty rebates as a way to entice homeowners to purchase more expensive HVAC systems. Rebates and tax credits are also sometimes offered by federal, state, and local governments and utilities as a way to encourage consumers to reduce their energy use by purchasing newer, more efficient equipment.