May 20 is World Metrology Day. And why is this important? Well, it’s the day in 1875 when representatives of 17 nations signed the Metre Convention in Paris. Still not convinced? Consider this: Without global agreement on how much, exactly, a kilogram really weighs or a degree Fahrenheit actually represents, we couldn’t transfer goods or information between regions. All this global collaboration and uniformity in the science of measurement is something that the folks at Fluke Corporation take very seriously.
Terry Maney has always liked working with his hands. He was a machinist for 17 years before making a career change to HVAC. “I got in to the industry right after I got my associate’s degree in heating and air conditioning,” Maney explains. “I started out as a service technician and have now been in this industry for 17 years.”
Comfort consultant Phil McCarty of John’s Refrigeration, Mesa, AZ, was originally called to this 4,000 sq.ft. home in Scottsdale because the homeowners wanted a recommendation on how to get their units up and running. Bill and Aimee Edwards had recently moved to the house and had noticed there were some uncomfortable areas in the home.
Some major concerns of the homeowner were comfort and superior indoor air quality as they started this two-year endeavor. The family chose Russ Donnici and his team at Mechanical Air Service, Inc., a repeat Quality Home Comfort Award winner, to help them achieve their goals because they came highly recommended in their circle of friends and coworkers.
Our March 2014 Tech Update features hydronic products in the categories of boilers, burners, fan coils, controls, pumps/circulators, expansion tanks, air eliminators, flow switches, temperature controllers, gauges,radiators, heaters, convectors, and PEX tubing.
This month we feature items like the high efficiency packaged units from Coleman, Honeywell's new series to their pressure switch families, Noritz products in Autodesk Seek, and Tjernlund reversible fans, just to name a few! Product Showcase Award winners are Daikin AC 460V VRV-WIII and a variable speed air conditioning system from Trane.
Some HVAC businesses have truck wraps that are so amazing in their design that customers WANT to call them back, just to have another look at their vehicles. Here are some truck wraps Graphic D-Signs has completed for many HVAC contractors.
New technology allows a current switch to be configured outside of an electrical enclosure and installed on a cold wire, thereby eliminating the need for a PPE suite and preventing arc flash hazard. PPE suits, worn by technicians working in a live enclosure, are often cumbersome and can hinder the installer’s ability to configure an adjustable current switch....More
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