The LG Hydro Kit is an indoor heat exchanger for LG variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems capable of transferring heat or cooling energy expelled from the air conditioning process to water, offering further efficiency of LG heat recovery and heat pump systems. "LG continues to challenge the industry to deliver exceptional innovation and value to our customers, so it's a tremendous honor to receive an AHR Expo 2020 Innovation Award in the Plumbing Category for the LG Hydro Kit," said Lorie Quillin-Bell, director of marketing for LG Air Conditioning Technologies. The Interplay catalog is an online, on-demand training course catalog designed for HVAC professionals to gain worksite skills accessible via mobile phone, computer, tablet, or in virtual reality (VR).
Biennial event highlights bundled solutions, new products MARCO ISLAND, Florida - Daikin welcomed more than 1,300 sales representatives and customers to its biennial group sales meeting, offering attendees a vision of the future as well as an up-close look at the global manufacturer's newest equipment. Discussing this - and other issues - were Kirk Thorne, executive vice president of sales, marketing, and aftermarket at Daikin Applied; Mike Hoppe, product leader of Intelligent Solutions® at Daikin Applied; Bill Dietrich, product general manager of chillers at Daikin Applied; and Matt Dodds, product manager of applied rooftop and self-contained systems at Daikin Applied. All four sat down with The ACHR NEWS during the meeting to chat about the opportunities and challenges that are facing the company and the HVAC industry. Dodds: Our new packaged HVAC system, Rebel Applied, leads the industry in performance, efficiency, and lifecycle costs.
First is that when electrical demand is high, utilities use their oldest plants that rely on coal or other fossil fuels that produce a lot of carbon. The air conditioning system was originally designed to work with the 4.6 megawatt combined heat and power plant that is also housed in the building. Property manager Spencer Loock said Trane worked with them to identify more efficient usage of the HVAC system for this 377,000-square-foot building.
To help folks see themselves in HVACR, show them themselves first When it comes to workforce development efforts, Women in HVACR (WHVACR) set the bar high with their new video, released on their Facebook page this fall. "When the world becomes a fantasy/ And you're more than you could ever be/ 'Cause you're dreaming with your eyes wide open," the music pumps as the young woman in the video goes from tech school to opening the doors of her truck, beaming, for her first day on the job. [...]for young women, female role models in HVAC are still few and far between.
Pricing structures, compatibility present complications, but opportunities await It is hard to blame consumers for noticing readily available information about important equipment they might bring into their own homes, or for buying thermostats that companies market directly to them every day (and noticing the price as they click "place order"). While that sounds promising, it also ties into some potential downsides, according to Amy O'Grady, general manager for Charlie's Heating & Air in Jacksonville, Florida, and 2019 North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA) vice president. When you supplement your HVAC business with smart home electronics along with IAQ, insulation, etc., your net margins are so much greater, given the lower overhead.
Name: Chris Frye Title: Commissioning Service Technician Why He's Tech of the Month: A team player who fully understands his role with the company and its importance. Frye's family was originally from Florida and moved to New Jersey; Frye went back down south about 13 years ago and started working with his uncle at an HVAC company in Lakeland, Florida, doing sheet metal. The co-worker only intended to get some recommendations over the phone, but instead, Frye drove an hour and a half to the job site.
From workplace accidents to severe weather and product recalls, no business is immune from crisis situations - including the HVACR sector. Despite all the efforts companies invest in developing messages for their website and official statements, a company's employees are usually the most sought-after and trusted source of information. [...]in crisis situations, it is they who will receive questions from customers, friends, and family about what's "really" taking place. Whether sudden or smoldering, the crisis communications best practices outlined above, coupled with a crisis management plan, can help HVACR professionals and others in the energy sector navigate the challenge.
LaNois, who focuses on Nest products, also mentioned a "furnace heads-up" that alerts the homeowner, who would then contact their contractor or Nest Pro installer to look into a performance anomaly. Sweta Hari, director of product management for controls and indoor air quality at Lennox, mentioned the manufacturer's efforts to provide thermostat technology to customers that "fits their individual style of comfort." [...]the iComfort line works with Amazon Alexa and Google Hub. Citing a heavy iOS delegation in Lennox' user base, the company also offers Apple Smart Home connectivity and other options (If This Then That, or IFTTT) for the incoming "digital savvy consumer who likes to personalize their own smart home recipe."
...]they create an indoor air quality problem by allowing in toxins, molds, and other unwanted substances. "Even if it's a no-cool call that winds up being just a capacitor, we feel we're doing them a disservice if we don't inspect the entire system." Because of its market, Infinity primarily works on attics. ...]Infinity staff know the sale might not take place right away.
When it comes specifically to flooding, ACCA's Flood Recovery and Customer Relations Guide - which is co-branded with HARDI, AHRI, and the Thermostat Recycling Corp. - breaks down best practices for post-flood conditions. [...]components of the EAP must be practiced, and the plan itself must be updated as deficiencies are discovered over time. According to him, Roussos Air Conditioning had a basic plan for safety and the aftermath of the hurricane that hit the business.
According to Jami Benz, vice president of Advanced Mechanical Inc., the company runs currently at a 60/40 ratio of commercial and residential work, respectively, but is working to move that ratio to an even 50/50 split. According to Casebier, developing the HVAC residential service team took a lot of cash and time. "HVAC residential service is a team sport - technicians, installers, salesmen, managers, dispatchers, lead coordinators, and a volume of paperwork we never imagined," he explained.
MEETING THE CHALLENGE Michael Sansolo, retail food industry consultant and research director for Coca-Cola Retailing Research Councils of North and Latin America, addressed these challenges in a general session, where he discussed new technologies as well as some of the risks supermarkets face from changing consumer habits. "Whatever headaches you have today, they are nothing compared to what you're going to have tomorrow. Because what you're going to have to do with in-store design is going to be incredibly challenging." " "CARB has made it clear that [its proposal] does not only apply to new stores or new construction as initially thought, but to all new equipment being added or replaced, which could mean changing over entire stores long before they are due for a retrofit or redesign" - Lauren MacGowens sector lead, refrigeration technology Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute Next year's Energy & Store Development Conference is scheduled to take place from September 21 to 24, 2020 at the Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.
Simply looking at a control board or the system's wiring diagram will not provide all of these answers - it will likely be necessary to reference the manufacturer's service literature to find them. When installing a new system, leave the service manual with the equipment. Most systems have wiring diagrams that show how these boards are electrically connected; those with additional information on the wiring diagram, explaining how the board operates, prove very helpful.
...]each phase is 120 degrees out of phase with one another. VOLTAGE IMBALANCES AND MOTOR HEATING Compressor motor overheating is one of the HVACR industry's most serious field problems and is usually caused from high compression ratios, which can be caused from high condensing pressures (temperatures) and low suction (evaporating) pressures, or a combination of both. ...]the equation below governs how voltage imbalance affects the temperature rise in the motor:
According to Koop, the slow season is a myth that contractors have chosen to believe. [...]in September, if you're not selling school supplies and back-toschool clothes, you're nothing," he said. [...]why can't you sell school supplies and school clothing? Because you don't want to, and that's fine, but don't think people aren't spending money because they aren't spending it with you."
...]commercialization occurs, however, adoption will be very slow in our channel because there are only a few months out of the year for most distributors with enough volume to justify an investment in robotics, and those systems are too expensive to only be used seasonally. ...]running and growing any business is difficult especially because most ofus never received any formal training on how to do it. ...]most people are in sales whether they acknowledge it or not, but very few have ever received any actual sales training. ...]distributors and their contractor customers would both benefit from working together to speed up new product adoption from their major manufacturers, and from providing new product and product refinement feedback to those manufacturers to identify opportunities and threats more rapidly.