Category: HVAC

The Definitive Guide to Jaga’s Trench Radiators

Jaga is a Belgium-based company that manufactures innovative, energy efficient radiators and fan coils. Some of Jaga’s most popular products are of an in-floor, trench design. Performance of these units is surprisingly high due to same end water connections that allow for multiple passes through the heat exchanger, built-in fans to assist convection, and corrugated fins. Jaga’s…



Daikin Releases Wireless Control For Rooftop Units, Intelligent Equipment

At the AHR Expo two weeks ago, Daikin showcased a less expensive alternative to traditional BMS. It’s a cloud-based solution called Intelligent Equipment that delivers data and analytics via the web or mobile device.  Customers can remotely monitor and control a number of Daikin’s rooftops including the Rebel, Maverick II, and RoofPak.  Intelligent Equipment displays graphics, live…




Carrier Launches New Controls Expert Program

Carrier launches a new training and certification program that will qualify contractors to install Carrier controls products.  It’s called the Carrier Controls Expert Program, and three tiers of certification have been created based upon product: Controls Expert Comfort System (CS), Controls Expert i-Vu System (IS), and Controls Expert Encompass System (ES). This program aims to assure…




Fujitsu Unveils the World’s Most Efficient Mini Split

On Monday morning at the AHR Expo,  Fujitsu’s Senior Vice President, Roy Kuczera, unveiled two new models to the Halycon line up – the RLS3 and RLS3H.  Available in 9,000, 12,000, and 15,000 BTU/hr indoor units, the RLS3 is the world’s most efficient mini split at 33 SEER.   That’s 2.35 times more than the Energy Star…




Modine Offering Free Classes at 2015 AHR Expo

Modine is offering free classes at the upcoming 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago.  For more details and sign up, click here. Monday, January 26  10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Dedicated Outside Air Systems Basics 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Advancements in Energy Recovery for DOAS 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Gas Fired Heating for Commercial…




Mammoth Launches New Water Source Heat Pump, Hydrobank MS

Mammoth, a subsidiary of CES Group, recently launched a new water source heat pump line, Hydrobank MS.  The Hydrobank capacity ranges from 1/2 to 6 tons and is available in vertical or horizontal cabinet configurations.  The single stage heat pump also has a ECM blower motor option available starting at the 15,000 BTU/hr model and…




Introduction to Thermally Active Building Systems

It’s called Thermally Active Building Systems (TABS) and it may be one of the most cost-effective and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems that you never heard of.  Think about the concept of a radiant floor. PEX piping is embedded in the floor to heat (and sometimes cool) by radiation and some convection.  TABS utilizes PEX pipe too,…