Winter Heating Bills Set to Increase

Lower temperatures and higher energy costs offer HVAC contractors the perfect recipe for a busy winter season. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is reporting that more than 90 percent of homes and facilities in the U.S. will receive higher heating bills this winter season, in comparison to last winter, as heating fuel prices continue to surge.

Refrigeration Commissioning Guide Seeks to Ensure Systems Work Right

Sixty percent of energy use in supermarkets is attributed to refrigeration, and studies have shown commissioning could result in 7 to 25 percent energy savings. A new guide from ASHRAE outlines a commissioning process that would result in substantial savings. “Refrigeration Commissioning Guide for Commercial and Industrial Systems” provides user-friendly, how-to guidance for commissioning of…