Leaky Ducts Let Cool Air Out

If you live in an area where heat is a dominating factor, you are likely to have central air conditioning. Naturally, you want your air conditioning to run as efficiently as possible. Probably the single biggest cause of poor A/C performance is leaky ducts. Ducts are kind of like pipes – they move air through…

Integrating Fire Systems With HVAC Controls

With building sophistication comes the need for a BAS to allow for nearly seamless operation of various interrelated equipment. The bigger the building, the more sophisticated the building systems become. With the advent of smart building technology, heating, cooling, electrical, lighting, security, and other systems need monitoring and intercommunication for optimized efficiency and operation. With…

World HVAC Equipment Market

Global demand for HVAC equipment is forecast to rise 6.1 percent yearly through 2016 to $107 billion. This growth rate is an acceleration from the gains of the 2006-2011 period, reflecting in part the reduced 2011 bases of the developed countries as the global recession of 2009 restrained construction spending and reduced access to financing.…

Review — 2012 ASHRAE Conference

The heat wave in San Antonio, Texas, served to remind attendees at ASHRAE’s 2012 Annual Conference of the Society’s significant role in shaping the built environment. Some 1,560 people attended the Conference, held June 23-27, in San Antonio, Texas, which saw temperatures reaching triple digits. Attendance was at its highest since ASHRAE’s 2007 Conference in…

Saving Energy Means Saving Money

Saving energy isn’t all about saving the polar bears, and your grandkids too. It’s also about saving your own hard earned money. One of the things that people tend to forget about when they’re being more energy efficient is that it’s saving them money in the long run. You already know that your ‘A’ rated…