HVAC News, December 2019

Honeywell’s Resideo AirCycle Program Aims To Reframe The Air Quality Conversation Around Real Data

When it comes to business opportunities, the potential upside for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solutions is huge. It’s expected to be a $15 billion market by 2022. Many technicians are unsure of how to best address air quality issues with homeowners, which can cause some HVAC companies to miss out on significant new revenues. The Resideo AirCycle Program is here to change everything – starting with the conversations that techs have with homeowners about their home’s air quality....

HVAC Products Among Smart Home Offerings At CES 2020

Smart homes are a key focus at CES 2020, the world’s largest technology event, January 7-10 in Las Vegas. The giant show features more than 170,000 attendees, 4,500 exhibitors and 1,100 industry thought-leaders featured on the CES stage. A range of technologies will be on display, from artificial intelligence (AI) to 5G, vehicle technology to AR/VR (augmented and virtual reality), robotics to home automation. smart home environment The role of intelligent HVAC systems in the smart home w...

Ingersoll-Rand Introduces Climate Company Named Trane Technologies Elevating Its Trane Brand

Ingersoll-Rand plc introduces its pure-play climate company, announcing the new company name, strategy and executive leadership team. The climate company will be named Trane Technologies plc, elevating its Trane® brand and celebrating the power of technological innovation. Trane Technologies will be a pioneer in climate control and is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ‘TT.’ Through its strategic brands, Trane® and Thermo King®, and portfol...

Johnson Controls Expands Its Air-Handling Unit Manufacturing Facility In Hattiesburg

Johnson Controls broke ground on an expansion of its air-handling unit manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The 22,000 square-foot expansion will create 40-50 new assembly jobs to boost production and the local economy. The facility, which manufactures both YORK and Miller-Picking brand systems, is increasing its footprint in response to the growing demand for custom air-handling units. Creating Attractive Employment Opportunities “We’re excited to start this projec...

AAON Achieves Gold Level In The 2019 Sustainable Tulsa Scor3card Verification Program

AAON, Inc. a manufacturer of heating and cooling products, announces that it achieved Gold level in the 2019 Sustainable Tulsa Scor3card verification program. The company reported on cornerstone directives in the areas of Energy, Healthy Work Environment, Materials Management, Transportation, Water, Community Stewardship and Communications. AAON has focused on energy conservation and waste reduction. Advanced Lighting Control System One example of the company’s sustainability efforts is...

Ruskin Expands Its Airfoil Blade Damper Range With The New CD60SS Stainless Steel Model

Ruskin introduces a new addition to its airfoil blade damper models. The Ruskin CD60SS is AMCA-certified for Class IA leakage resistance (three cubic feet per minute at one-inch water gauge), which meets the requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The CD60SS is constructed from 304-grade stainless steel and designed for high performance in HVAC systems with velocity and pressures up to 4,000 feet per minute (fpm) velocity and 8-inch water gauge pressures. The CD60SS c...

ASHRAE And NIST To Strengthen Partnership And Cooperation For HVAC

ASHRAE and NIST have pledged to strengthen their partnership focusing on key issues in the HVAC market. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizes the agreement and sets the stage for continued cooperation for the benefit of the HVAC marketplace. ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, is a global professional society committed to advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related fields. The...

Johnson Controls Addresses Consumer Demand For Advanced HVACR Technologies At The 2020 AHR Expo

Johnson Controls will showcase its unmatched portfolio of advanced, sustainable and future-ready HVACR solutions at the 2020 AHR Expo (Booth 3833) Feb. 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Johnson Controls booth will be centered around the company’s new brand focus – ‘The power behind your mission’ – which reinforces its commitment to advancing the safety, comfort and intelligence of spaces and places to power its customers’ busi...

Baxi Heating’s Newly Developing Pure Hydrogen Boiler Gets A Visit From Conservative Candidate Nigel Evans

Nigel Evans, Conservative Candidate for Ribble Valley, has visited Baxi Heating in Club Street, Bamber Bridge, Preston to see the hydrogen boiler that the heating manufacturer is developing. The prototype boiler, that has been developed in conjunction with Baxi Heating’s parent company, BDR Thermea Group, works using 100% pure hydrogen, which does not produce any carbon emissions. That means no carbon dioxide is emitted through the flue into the atmosphere, and there is no danger of carbon...

Aquatherm’s Green Pipe Used For A Second Project By The University Of Detroit Jesuit High School

The University of Detroit Jesuit High School chooses Aquatherm pipe for a second project. Aquatherm used their famous Green Pipe for this project. The high school campus needed a piping system that could be installed in a new four-story 40,000sq ft building on a very tight schedule. Aquatherm North America fabricated some sections of the chilled-water piping system, saying installation time as well as labor costs. The advantages of using Aquatherm: Aquatherm was an easy choice because a prev...

Greenheck Adds Two New Automatic Balancing Dampers To Its Line Of Products

Greenheck has added two new products to its automatic balancing damper (ABD) line. Model ABD-FD incorporates a UL 555 rated 1-1/2 or 3 hour static fire damper, flanged sleeve, an ABD and an optional factory-supplied grille. The entire ABD-FD assembly is UL rated and approved and can be used in both supply and exhaust applications. Ceiling radiation damper CRD-1WT, UL classified for wood truss floor/ceiling assemblies, now has ABD-FD the option to add an ABD mounted in the plenum box. auto...

Heat Pump Association Launches Vision Report “Delivering Net Zero: A Roadmap For The Role Of Heat Pumps” And Accepts The Decarbonization Challenge

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has launched its vision report; “Delivering Net Zero: A Roadmap for the Role of Heat Pumps”. The report outlines the heat pump industry’s commitment and readiness to step up to the challenge of delivering the necessary decarbonization of heat through the scaling up of heat pump deployment. The industry’s efforts to establish wide-scale deployment of heat pumps in the UK will be delivered through three key pillars: Putting the consumer a...

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