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The students analyzed and reviewed the components of Bosch’s Inverter Ducted Split (IDS) Air Source Heat Pump and Packaged Water Source Heat Pump, with the goal of improving future HVAC system design through their insights.

Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:00 pm

With over 70 presentations available, this is the “must-go” event on HFOs providing the first critical analysis by the international refrigeration community of how HFOs are being applied in practice, the lessons that have been learned so fa,r and the environmental and safety challenges still to be addressed.

Posted: July 20, 2018, 1:00 pm

This specialized program provides technical services to code officials for evaluating products or components for specific building projects

Posted: July 19, 2018, 4:00 pm

Two of the net zero homes will be outfitted with Carrier Infinity heat pumps with Greenspeed intelligence, while the other two will receive an Infinity geothermal and ductless system, respectively. The Infinity systems are Carrier’s most efficient and will provide high efficiency climate control that’s essential to a net zero home.

Posted: July 19, 2018, 1:00 pm

The construction industry has added 282,000 net new jobs during the past calendar year, a 4.1 percent increase.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 4:00 pm

Throughout the week, nearly 6,200 secondary and post-secondary career and technical education students competed in more than 100 trades contests.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 1:00 pm

The letter expressed clear opposition to the tariffs from the undersigned organizations, which included HARDI, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Posted: July 17, 2018, 4:00 pm

The Dave Nelsen Scholarship was established in 1999 as a way to remember and recognize the commitment to education made by OESP member Dave Nelsen. The scholarship is awarded to students or technicians who are currently or planning to attend a technical college or trade school, pursuing a career in the oil & energy industry.

Posted: July 17, 2018, 1:00 pm

The updated Section 608 exam prepares test takers for new refrigerants and technology that are relevant to today’s technicians. ACCA’s new training materials were developed in coordination with the EPA as the agency released the updated Section 608 test questions.

Posted: July 16, 2018, 4:00 pm

Driven by Kigali and the European F-Gas regulations, the transition to next generation lower GWP refrigerants is well underway in Europe and Asia. Emerson has been working closely with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), chemical companies, and global industry technical groups to determine the best low GWP refrigerant options for various air conditioning and heat pump applications globally.

Posted: July 16, 2018, 1:00 pm
While the traditional avenue will continue to be the main path into HVAC, the realities of the technician shortage and the lack of qualified talent yearning to enter the industry have put a spotlight on other training paths, including fast-track training.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:35 am
Commercial buildings have high energy needs, and it’s no secret that the HVACR system is one of the largest sources of electricity consumption in them. Since the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) began tracking energy use through its Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) in 1979, total energy consumption has almost doubled.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:34 am
When it comes to reducing facility downtime, increasing equipment lifespan, and decreasing operational costs, regular HVAC maintenance in commercial buildings is essential.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:33 am
“High-performance buildings” is kind of a buzzword in the HVAC industry nowadays. Technological advancements in both BMS software and HVACR equipment allow building owners and facility managers to moderate energy usage like never before.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:32 am
When compared to space cooling, process cooling — or the removal of heat from the fluid that serves water-cooled equipment used in a manufacturing process — is a bird of a different feather.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:31 am
If you’re considering breaking laws when dealing with hazardous waste — including mishandling mercury-containing thermostats — think again. A California law recently raised the maximum penalty to $70,000, a whopping 180 percent increase over the previous $25,000 fine.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:30 am
With 3-D printing, HVAC companies can deliver more efficient, affordable, and creative products when compared to prior methodologies.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:30 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered BioSpray® Tower kills 99.9 percent of Legionella pneumophila when it is properly applied to hard, non-porous surfaces like cooling towers.

Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:30 am

The Horizon Elite 710 series Chewblet® ice machines have the same patented scale-inhibiting design as the Horizon Elite 1010, 1410, and 2110 series ice machines that offer foodservice operators high performance even in the most challenging water conditions.

Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:29 am
For your information newsbriefs from a wide variety of categories within the HVAC industry. Price increases, mergers and acquisitions, award winners, and more are highlighted here each week.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:28 am
These systems maintain cooling tower water quality. The CD system uses electronic monitoring to evaluate the delivery of the water treatment and its effectiveness in keeping the control parameters within specified limits.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:15 am
These gloves are powered by rechargeable REDLITHIUM™ battery technology, providing up to six hours of run time. Three heat settings are available — low, medium, and high — and they fully heat up in under three minutes.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:14 am
This is a safe and efficient solution to cutting strut and threaded rod. Mounted on a mobile workstation, the transportable design provides efficient workflow on any job site or in fabrication shops.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:12 am
This hygro-thermometer tracks and displays temperature and humidity readings with up to eight remote sensors for extensive coverage of a facility. By monitoring multiple points at a site, IAQ and occupational hygiene managers can use the RH200W to identify issues, such as poor ventilation, hot or cold spots, and extreme humidity levels, that negatively impact workplace productivity and potentially increase illness-related absenteeism.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:11 am

Over 110 members, guests, and sponsors attended the three-day meeting. The opening reception took place at the Riverside Hotel as the attendees gathered for a sunny patio meet and greet. The meeting kicked off the next day with a full agenda of presentations by members and sponsors as well as committee reports, and updates.

Posted: July 13, 2018, 4:00 am

The new partnership will provide additional offerings and benefits to homeowners in the East Atlanta area.

Posted: July 12, 2018, 4:00 pm

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air is currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary in business and has served more than 500,000 San Diego residential and commercial customers. 

Posted: July 12, 2018, 1:00 pm

After seeing coverage of the Huntley Animal Shelter on the local news and its plea for donations to fix a broken air conditioner to keep its 200 dogs and 50 cats cool, the branch stepped in and donated a HVAC unit,

Posted: July 11, 2018, 4:00 pm

Driving its commitment to future-ready open platforms for smart home innovations, LG announced that nearly all of its indoor variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC units are now Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with LG's SmartThinQ® technology.

Posted: July 11, 2018, 1:00 pm

The benefits of the program include customers having high-quality, professional-grade filters to meet their specifications delivered right to their door.

Posted: July 10, 2018, 1:00 pm