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What Regulatory Or Environmental Trend Will Have The Greatest Impact?

A long list of regulatory and environmental trends is determining the future of the HVAC industry. Some trends will have an immediate impact, while others will come in force years from now, although the complexity of the industry requires that manufacturers and installers start planning now. We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What regulatory or environmental trend will have the greatest impact on the HVAC market?

NevadaNano Partners With Emerson To Develop Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Refrigerant Gas Sensing Solutions

NevadaNano, the globally renowned innovator in gas detection sensor technology, has announced its partnership with Emerson, to jointly develop refrigerant gas detector products, which will provide a solution to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry, for refrigerant leak detection. NevadaNano - Emerson partnership “We are proud to partner with Emerson to develop essential solutions that can help lower the impact of existing HVACR equipment on the gl...

Johnson Controls Launches Quantech QWC4 Water-Cooled Screw Chiller To Reduce Energy Costs And Carbon Emissions

Johnson Controls, the provider of smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announces the Quantech™ QWC4 Water-Cooled Screw Chiller has been added to the brand’s expanded chiller portfolio. The Quantech™ QWC4 chiller uses variable speed drive technology to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions by as much as 30 percent when compared to traditional chillers. Throughout most locations, the variable speed drive saves energy during 99 percent of operating hours spent at off-des...

Bulldog Air Conditioning And Heating Explain When Should One Replace A Commercial HVAC System

HVAC systems can be lifesavers when it comes to living in Las Vegas. This fact implies that a broken or old HVAC system can put one in an extremely dire situation. HVAC systems that tend to have a life span of about 15-17 years can age quite noticeably after this period. From constant breakdowns to improper cooling and heating, these systems will be a perennial investment. Therefore, for many individuals replacing an HVAC system seems the better option compared to sticking with the old one.&nbs...

Making The Right Refrigerant Choice

When choosing a chiller, there’s more to reducing emissions than the choice of refrigerant. Following is what one needs to know about chillers and new, low-GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerant alternatives. 3 Things To Know About Safety Some refrigerant alternatives are mildly flammable: All high-pressure refrigerant alternatives have some degree of flammability. To use these alternatives safely, there are significant implications on product configuration, installation cost, and...

Understanding The Impact Of The Texas Freeze On HVAC Systems

This year’s Texas deep freeze struck the region hard, causing an estimated $10 billion in damage. It was one of the costliest winter weather events in the state’s history. The extreme weather conditions severely impacted HVAC systems, too, overtaxing equipment and challenging contractors to keep up with the pace of repairs. What did not happen, despite some homeowner insurance claims filed in the aftermath of the extreme cold snap, was ‘frozen refrigerant.’ Although the...

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