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.
Uber is the mobile phone based app that connects people who need to get somewhere with drivers of private vehicles. Uber has rocketed to success and holds lessons for residential HVAC contractors. Here are eleven.
Check out the products showcased this month, with fluid-level transmitters, a wireless pressure/temperature sensor, a gas water heater, testers for auto voltage/continuity, direct internet connection, and more!
Our Product Showcase Award winner for the month of August is the ZIP economizer from Belimo Americas!
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