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Hitachi's latest line of variable refrigerant flow controllers feature intuitive designs and robust capabilities that provide state-of-the-art control of multiple systems — ideal for applications such as hotels, schools, offices and restaurants. The systems provide a variety of benefits for HVAC professionals and building occupants, including airCloud Pro, a VRF central touch-screen controller and an advanced color-wired remote controller. HVAC professionals can enjoy anytime, anywhere control of an unlimited number of VRF systems with the airCloud Pro. On the web or through a smartphone, the intuitive interface enables technicians to: Adjust temperature, fan speed and equipment modes Set operations schedules Receive error and maintenance alerts Add users with customized permissions In addition, this wired controller enables HVAC professionals to manage 2,048 systems and 2,560 individual VRF indoor units. With the touch of a finger, the controller's user-friendly interface enables technicians to manage multiple or individual zones. Features include: Large, high-resolution touch screen for fast swipe-and-click access to data Customizable interfaces that show the information technicians want – the way they want it Easy-to-set schedules for hassle-free energy savings Rich management reports with up to two years of data Optional energy calculation software for simple, accurate tenant billing Blending sleek design with advanced functionality, this controller enables simple, precise control of multiple systems. Winner of the 2020 European Product Design Award, the controller's thoughtful design includes: Simplified menu for immediate access to most frequently used functions User-friendly language, diagrams and images for intuitive selections On-screen installation and maintenance instructions that eliminate paper documentation Hotel mode with specialized functionality that enhances both guest experience and energy savings Learn more at https://www.us.hitachiaircon.com/products/vrf-controls. [...]
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
The Hand/Off/Auto control is the latest addition to Greenheck's line of Vari-Green controls that optimize ventilation system efficiency. The compact HOA control can replace a Vari-Green transformer and provide a 24 V power source from existing line voltage at the fan. The fan can be enabled by using a dry contact closure or by providing a voltage (12-120 V) allowing the control to easily integrate the fan into a variety of systems. With only three buttons and an LED display, the compact HOA control is both user-friendly and functional. Users have the ability to run the fan in hand mode for balancing, troubleshooting or to operate the fan before external controls are installed and operational. The control also has the ability to remotely enable the fan and use a speed reference that is set either on the HOA control or provided by a third party. A Fireman's mode provides another input to override all other modes and send the fan to any speed chosen, 0% or 20-100%. The versatile unit can also be selected to operate as a stand-alone control or as an accessory to other Vari-Green controls. For more information visit www.greenheck.com. [...]
Tue, Jul 20, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
Broan-NuTone's new connected indoor air quality system, Overture, connects a home's supply and exhaust ventilation to monitor the quality of air and turn on automatically when air quality levels are low. The system is fully integrated into a home's supply and exhaust ventilation and can be installed in new construction or remodels without the need for an incremental hub, meaning it can be controlled from the cloud. Overture operates with new or existing products using specialized switches and sensors. Installation is a breeze in either scenario. Overture provides a fully customizable, automated IAQ system that delivers up-to-the minute reporting on a home's indoor air quality and how the system is acting to maintain constant, fresh airflow. When it detects a rise in indoor air pollution caused by increased humidity, VOCs, smoke, carbon dioxide and small particles (sometimes referred to as PM2.5), the system will automatically turn on the nearest ventilation fan to eliminate the pollutant, while simultaneously bringing in fresh, clean air from outside. The entire system is easily managed with an app, where homeowners can view live snapshots of the home's IAQ, individual rooms' air quality and historical data. Sensors detect when humidity and pollutants are present and automatically switch on the appropriate Broan-Nutone ventilation fan, rangehood, ERV/HRV or supply fan. It automatically mitigates the issue through a balance of exhaust and fresh air. For more information, visit http://overture.broan-nutone.com/. [...]
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
Housecall Pro, a software platform used by over 20,000 home services companies to run their business, launches Trade Academy to help secure the future of the next generation of tradespeople. Trade Academy focuses on delivering value to trade school students, job seekers and home service business owners. The site is a free resource that hosts industry-specific job boards where home service businesses can create an employer profile, post open job listings and search resumes of qualified candidates in their area. Along with a job board that is highly specialized to each trade, the site releases weekly blog posts and resources to support job seekers and employers. Topics range from interview questions, to trade school costs, to job description templates and much more. In addition to the job board and hiring resources, Trade Academy is launching a trade school scholarship fund totaling $25,000 for the 2021-2022 school year. Initially open to candidates in the HVAC/R industry, students planning to enter HVAC/R trade school are eligible to win one of ten $2,500 scholarships to use toward their education. Today, young people are often told that going to college for a four-year degree is the only path to success and wealth. This is one of the biggest reasons for the huge labor shortage in the skilled trades. The Trade Academy scholarship fund aims to tackle that shortage and encourage more young people to start a career path that will persevere through the economy's ups and downs. Trade Academy, along with founding sponsors Housecall Pro, WD-40 and TrueWerk, are dedicated to playing their part in filling the labor shortage and empowering the next generation of technicians and business owners. Visit www.tradeacademy.com for more info. [...]
Fri, Jul 16, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
Fieldpiece Instruments introduces a new wireless vacuum gauge, model MG44. Stepping in to replace the SVG3 vacuum gauge, the MG44 wireless vacuum gauge features a large LCD screen with three user-selectable data views, as well as high and low alarms, all housed in a durable no-slip grip case. With the addition of wireless capability, the new vacuum gauge allows HVACR professionals to view vacuum readings with the Fieldpiece Job Link System App or on the SMAN Refrigerant Manifold. The new Wireless Vacuum Gauge MG44 can be used three ways: As a standalone vacuum gauge With a Job Link-enabled device to monitor up to 1,000 feet away from the gauge or have a Job Link live look-in consultation Monitor the external gauge through the SMAN SM380V/SM480V digital refrigerant manifold. With this up to the minute information, the HVACR professional knows when an extra nitrogen purge is required, a leak is suspected or if the process is proceeding normally. Professional Job Link reports can be generated from this data as well. The large LCD screen on the unit can be easily seen in bright or low light and from a wide angle. The user can select one of three unique views, including a new rate meter that shows the real-time change per minute, a bar graph that has a range up to atmosphere or the rate that shows the change per minute. The reversible angled coupler, as well as the new cylindrical shape, makes it easy to orient the gauge so it's out of the way and yet easy to see. Built for demanding field use, the patented, over-molded case design resists damage from physical impact and water ingress. The standalone vacuum gauge facilitates a reliable seal and is IP54 rated for water and dust resistance. For more info, visit https://www.fieldpiece.com/product-category/recovery-and-vacuum/. [...]
Thu, Jul 15, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
To kick off the hottest months of the year, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US launches its new website MitsubishiComfort.com. The website serves as a hub for both homeowners and professionals to review information from METUS, a supplier of ductless and ducted mini-split and variable refrigerant flow heat-pump and air-conditioning systems. A combination of the company's homeowner and professional websites, MitsubishiComfort.com is a comprehensive resource with a refreshed user experience. The site highlights the ability of METUS systems to heat and cool any home, any building, anywhere. On the website, homeowners can learn about the benefits of Mitsubishi Electric heat-pump technology through articles, videos and case studies. They can also use the website to find available rebates, financing information or request a consultation with a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor or Ductless Pro qualified provider. Diamond Contractor and Ductless Pro qualified providers are independent professionals who have completed METUS training and have a high level of experience with METUS systems. The new site also boasts considerable content expansion in the product and application sections for ease of use, streamlined navigation and to provide meaningful education for users. Professionals can use the website to locate a distributor, register systems, access tools, sign up for training sessions and find the manufacturer-level support they need to make each project a success. The site includes custom portals for contractors, distributors and METUS employees. For more info, visit MitsubishiComfort.com. [...]
Wed, Jul 14, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
Budderfly is adding complete HVAC unit replacement and associated ongoing maintenance to its effortless energy efficiency-as-a-service offering. The new offering extends the company's no-upfront cost, multi-component energy optimization program to cover aging and inefficient packaged HVAC units up to 25 tons. As part of the offering, Budderfly has signed national agreements with major HVAC manufacturers to provide high-efficiency units made to Budderly's custom standards. In the Annual Energy Outlook 2021, the U.S. Energy Information Administration found that the commercial sector, which includes commercial and institutional buildings, used about 155 billion kWh for cooling in 2020, which was equal to about 12% of total commercial sector electricity consumption and 4% of total U.S. electricity consumption. New, mid-range HVAC units have a SEER rating of approximately 19-23, but the older units encountered by Budderfly have relatively low SEER ratings, meaning these systems are not very efficient. Upgrading an older air conditioner with a SEER of 10 to a newer model with a SEER of at least 19 under Budderfy's HVAC replacement program will reduce a customer's cooling costs by about half — notably contributing to lowering the commercial sector's overall electricity consumption. For more info, visit https://www.budderfly.com/. [...]
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
ASHRAE recently recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Honors and awards were presented during the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference, June 28-30. A list of awards and recipients are below: Louise & Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award Yuguo Li, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, received the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fel¬low Award. This annual award is given to an ASHRAE Fellow for continuous preeminence in engineering or research work. The honor was initiated in 1979 by Presidential Member Bill Holladay. Li is chair professor of Building Environment, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Andrew T. Boggs Service Award Arthur D. Hallstrom, P.E., BEMP, Fellow ASHRAE, received the Andrew T. Boggs Service Award. The award, named after ASHRAE's executive vice president emeritus, recognizes an Exceptional Service Award recipient for continuing unselfish, dedicated and distinguished service. Hallstrom lives in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Lincoln Bouillon Award Usman Abdulrahman, B.Eng, MNSE, MNIMechE, FIMC, received the Lincoln Bouillon Award, which recognizes a member who performs the most outstanding work in increasing membership. The award commemorates Presidential Member Bouillon's efforts in recruiting new members. Abdulrahman is managing partner, McAdog & Associates, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award Drew Grant received the Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award which recognizes a chapter chair or vice chair who excels in chapter programs endeavors and promoting technical and energy activities of the Chapter and Technology Transfer Committee. Grant is on the Air Distribution Sales Team, Airtech Corporation, Little Rock, Arkansas. William J. Collins, Jr. RP Award Nathan D. Cook, P.Eng., received the William J. Collins Jr. RP Award. The award, named in honor of Presidential Member Collins, recognizes a chapter RP chair who excels in raising funds for ASHRAE's RP campaign. Cook is an associate, Dillon Consulting Limited, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award Bjarne W. [...]
Tue, Jul 06, 2021
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
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