By EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, Daikin McQuay, Minneapolis, Minn.
Air-cooled chillers long have been the choice for system designers focused on simplicity and low cost. A system based on an air-cooled chiller usually is less expensive to install and easier to maintain than other types. These advantages, however, typically have come at the expense of efficiency. New technology enables manufacturers of air-cooled chillers to overcome this disadvantage by incorporating variable-frequency drives on a system’s compressors.
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Carrier, provider of high-technology heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration solutions and part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., recently introduced Carrier Rooftops, a free mobile application developed to aid the selection of light-commercial rooftop equipment.
The Alliance to Save Energy's Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy will unveil a series of reports documenting the current state of energy efficiency in the United States, as well as local, state, national, and international best practices, as part of Great Energy Efficiency Day - Part II Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Room G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
As Mechanical Systems Week 2012, a national seminar and product showcase devoted to HVACR, hydronics, and plumbing, draws near, conference sessions and speakers continue to be added, and exhibitors and sponsors continue to come aboard.
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