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Google to be powered 100% by renewable energy from 2017
06
Dec
2016

Google to be powered 100% by renewable energy from 2017

Google’s data centres and the offices for its 60,000 staff will be powered entirely by renewable energy from next year, in what the company has called a “landmark moment”.


6 Ways to Give Thanks to Your HVAC System This Thanksgiving
18
Nov
2016

6 Ways to Give Thanks to Your HVAC System This Thanksgiving

Your family, your coworkers, and your health—they’re all great reasons to be thankful this year. But if you’re looking for a truly unique way to express your gratitude this Turkey Day, don’t forget about your home—and more specifically, your heating and cooling system.


Ohio Resident Wins Lennox Energy Savings Contest
10
Nov
2016

Ohio Resident Wins Lennox Energy Savings Contest

Challenged by Lennox to suggest a creative summer energy savings tip, Penny Furda of Garrettsville, Ohio, decided to implement “No Tech Thursdays” in her full household, and her suggestion led to her crowning as Lennox’ newest “Energy Savings Superstar.”


HVAC Industry Disappointed in US EPA Chiller HFC Phaseout Plan
07
Nov
2016

HVAC Industry Disappointed in US EPA Chiller HFC Phaseout Plan

“We are extremely disappointed the EPA failed to take into account the impact on industry and consumers in making this decision,” said Stephen Yurek, president and CEO, AHRI. “We are very concerned this decision will have an adverse effect on our industry and the 1.2 million Americans we employ. Making compliance a year sooner has a negligible benefit for the environment, but it does create an economic burden for the industry that provides comfort cooling and heating, commercial refrigeration technologies, and hot water for every American.”


New US EPA Energy Star Program Focuses on HVAC Installations
07
Nov
2016

New US EPA Energy Star Program Focuses on HVAC Installations

“Many HVAC programs focus almost exclusively on the nameplate-rated efficiency of the HVAC equipment itself, often disregarding the critical role duct sealing and proper installation plays in achieving improved energy efficiency,” said Chandler von Schrader, national program manager for the ESVI program. “The new ESVI program addresses this shortcoming by refocusing its attention on a whole-HVAC-system approach to energy-efficiency certification.”


LG Introduces U.S. HVAC Industry's First VRF 5-Ton Single-Phase Heat Recovery Unit
31
Oct
2016

LG Introduces U.S. HVAC Industry's First VRF 5-Ton Single-Phase Heat Recovery Unit

Perfect for residential and light commercial installations, the LG Multi V S lineup now includes 2-ton heat pump and 5-ton heat recovery models designed to provide excellent energy efficiency and the versatility of simultaneous heating and cooling, even in the most extreme weather.


How Much Does a New Air Conditioning Unit Cost to Install?
26
Oct
2016

How Much Does a New Air Conditioning Unit Cost to Install?

When the hot summer months approach and you find yourself standing in front of the fan to keep cool, you dream of having air conditioning to cool down your whole house. While air conditioning installation isn't always complicated, it's usually best to work with an air conditioning contractor who will help to ensure it's done correctly.


HVAC Gears Up for the Battle of the Wall
17
Oct
2016

HVAC Gears Up for the Battle of the Wall

Part of what makes the HVAC industry relatively stable is the fact that technicians and installers cannot be outsourced. They also have specialized knowledge, training, experience, and skills that take time and practice to acquire.


The NEWS’ Panel Members Pick their Favorite Thermostats, Controls
17
Oct
2016

The NEWS’ Panel Members Pick their Favorite Thermostats, Controls

With so many thermostat options available, it seems there is a product tailored for nearly everyone — from the individual who wants to be able to walk up to the wall and simply adjust the temperature to the tech-savvy homeowner who expects connectivity, remote control, and diagnostic capabilities.


New Solar Air Conditioning System Could Cut Energy Use by 50 Percent
13
Sep
2016

New Solar Air Conditioning System Could Cut Energy Use by 50 Percent

The University of Nottingham is developing a solar air conditioning system that is said to have the capability to cut electricity consumption by up to 50 percent compared to conventional vapor compression (VC) systems.