Our 2012 Refrigeration Roundtable, held during Comfortech 2012, included a discussion of alternative refrigeration systems. Participating store executives brought some valuable insights based on recent installations, and the contractor panelists shared their opinions on system performance and adapting to change.
If a customer asks you to install an ice machine, would you have to stall for time while you learned about the subject, or get the job done quickly? Ice machines can be a profitable niche in your service offerings....More
The list of refrigerants that refrigeration contractors have known as popular, efficient, and "forgiving" that are now found to be "unacceptable" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grew by leaps and bounds on July 10....More
CO2 is a viable option to meeting a planned, orderly phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It has a global warming potential (GWP) of one, compared to HFC refrigerants that have GWPs 1,300 to 4,000 times greater....More
Measure Dimensions of Coolers, Other Spaces Quickly and Accurately
The new lightweight and compact TLM65 laser distance measurer from Stanley Tools features a variety of functions in an easy-to-use design....More
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