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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.”


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.


Thermostat Manufacturers Work to Keep User Data Safe
17
Oct
2016

Thermostat Manufacturers Work to Keep User Data Safe

As more devices are connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) each day, it comes as no surprise that data breaches are becoming an all-too-common occurrence. In fact, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that supports victims of identity theft and broadens public education and awareness in understanding identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams, fraud, and privacy issues, there have been 708 reported data breaches affecting 28,816,859 people in 2016 so far.


Baton Rouge Flooding Aftermath: AHRI Provides Tips for Flood-Damaged Heating, Cooling Equipment
19
Aug
2016

Baton Rouge Flooding Aftermath: AHRI Provides Tips for Flood-Damaged Heating, Cooling Equipment

Homeowners in the Baton Rouge area who have experienced flood damage are advised to take important safety precautions with regard to their home's heating and cooling systems, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment.


TECH - One Engineer's Opinion: For the Best Indoor Air Quality, Control Temperature and Humidity
19
Aug
2016

TECH - One Engineer's Opinion: For the Best Indoor Air Quality, Control Temperature and Humidity

To rely on a standard air conditioner to accurately control temperature and humidity just doesn’t work. Let’s say on a 95 DB 75 WB ambient day with 20% outside air. At these conditions the building load is 80% sensible and 20% latent. If the AC system is sized to match the building load at these conditions the air conditioning runs continuously. That same day a thunderstorm comes through and drops the ambient conditions to 80 DB 75 WB. This will reduce the sensible load and raise the latent load.


Properly managing your refrigerant systems?  Trader Joe's wasn't and they're paying the EPA for it.
06
Jul
2016

Properly managing your refrigerant systems? Trader Joe's wasn't and they're paying the EPA for it.

The EPA details, “Under the settlement, Trader Joe’s will spend an estimated $2 million over the next three years to reduce coolant leaks from refrigerators and other equipment and improve company-wide compliance. The company will also pay a $500,000 civil penalty.”


Soldiers complete 1st CTC HVAC program, offered jobs in San Antonio
23
Jun
2016

Soldiers complete 1st CTC HVAC program, offered jobs in San Antonio

Seven Soldiers were presented certificates of achievement from Jim Yeonopolus, CTC chancellor, during the ceremony. Guest speakers were Master Sgt. Adrian Thompson, acting Garrison Sgt. Major, and Mike Glowka, service manager – Direct Energy.