With new energy and environmental efficiency regulations forthcoming, readers of Contracting Business may be interested in what Jørgen Bjelskou, Grundfos’ global public affairs director, said about his company’s innovations....More
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!
Commercial, industrial and residential contractors will want to check out these products! Take a look at an air-cooled liquid chiller, dampers, trade professional gloves, air curtains, a water-source HVAC system and hand-held IAQ monitor, just to name a few! Don't forget to click on the manufacturers' link for more info.
In the HVAC market this month we're showcasing commercial products like a mixed-flow exhaust fan, air-cooled scroll chiller, and a flanged globe valve linkage. For residential contractors there's a split-system air conditioner, communicating wall control, and an AC compressor lift. Our July Product Showcase Award goes to Mr.PEX Systems and their integrated dynamic control system which won in the Controls category.
Now developers can use ColorTouch’s built-in API (in firmware updates 3.08 and newer) to create applications that will allow the thermostat to be controlled by third-party applications, including home automation companies....More
The security of building-automation systems is a hot topic in our industry. Security professionals are analyzing and discussing the pitfalls presented by “hackers.” Here are six steps to help you foil them....More
The Web Comfort wirelessly communicating thermostat system has expanded to control occupancy sensors, lighting, fans and plug loads. The system can also be used with a meter to monitor and track energy use for a specific area, load type or building. The new Web Comfort Manager comes out-of-the-box with the software necessary to control all major areas of energy consumption in a building. This plug-and-play system is easy-to-install and communicates wirelessly via a secure mesh network....More
Davis Energy Group, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Synapse Electronique have joined the ClimateTalk Alliance, a non-profit organization building a universal language for innovative, cost-effective solutions that optimize performance, efficiency and home comfort....More
When measuring and diagnosing the operation and performance of an HVAC system, the timing and measurement are critical. Ideally, the system should be calling for full heating or cooling, and fan speed so it can reach a stable operating condition. Let’s take a closer look at what constitutes stable operating conditions so your test data allows you to accurately diagnose the performance and operation of your systems.
Why is Stability So Important?...More