HVAC News Roundup 2 – July 30, 2018

| Last Updated: May 4, 2020

Fresh news ahead, as the 15th edition of the 2018 Dealer Design Awards rewarded Mitsubishi, Lennox, and Jackson Systems for new and innovative products created with simplification of processes in mind. Tips on how to troubleshoot an AC unit and how to clean it, so you don't have any problems. In case you do, consider a maintenance plan to save time and money. The future is luminous for the HVAC world with UV-C equipment for HVAC/R systems providing the consumer with products that gain fewer germs and endure more in time. Something important for Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. that wants to extend the lifespan of HVAC products.

HVAC Contractors Pick 2018’s Top Innovations

The 2018 Dealer Design Awards (DDA) contest happened once again this year and showed a wide variety of contractor-oriented HVACR products developed to assist in installation, maintenance, and service. The event showcased the best HVACR products, from large-scale commercial rooftop units to hand tools. It was the 15th year of the event that featured 39 innovative products across 13 categories. Ultimately, who twins is the consumer who gains access to great products.

Contractors’ Lives Made Easier With Software

At the 2018 Dealer Design Awards, Jackson systems took gold home for its Virtual Technician app. Troubleshooting is now easier, as the new software represents a response to the technical support calls the company was receiving from contractors. It took more than 17 months for the Jackson systems to make the app.

Lennox took  gold for its low NOx gas furnace (Residential HVAC Equipment Designed With Contractors in Mind)

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One of the award-winning products at the 2018 Dealer Design Awards was Lennox’s SL280NV Ultra Low NOX gas furnace built to address the needs of California consumers. The product won gold in the HVAC Residential Equipment category and showed to be a great response to a changing market. In California, new regulation required the reduction of emissions to 14 nanograms of NOx per joule, so Lennox came up with a product with a new design.

Troubleshooting an AC That’s Leaking Water

If your Air Conditioner is leaking, you must follow a few steps to fix it, and panicking is not one of them. If you want to understand exactly what is happening and how to solve the problem, this article is a life saver. Make sure you check the air filter and the coil is clean. Adding “Pan tablets” and using a no-rinse coil evaporator spray is also a good idea to avoid a clogged condensation system. Check the pipes and don't ignore the little hints your AC is giving you, because that means saving money. 

The 10 Benefits Of Having an HVAC Maintenance Plan

A functioning HVAC system is crucial for maintaining a comfortable home and a healthy ambience so you can expect some advantages if you have an HVAC Maintenance Plan. Fast service and peace of mind are definitely the main pros. But there are other positive aspects in having an HVAC plan, such as extended coverage warranty, extended parts life, schedule control, less money spent in repair services, special perks, long-term savings, healthier air, and discounts on repair costs. It should be enough to convince you!

Mitsubishi Takes Gold for HVAC High-efficiency Residential Equipment

The 2018 Dealer Design gold-winning product in the HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment category was the MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette by Mitsubishi Electric. The design of this product simplifies installation and maintenance and provides homeowners with improved IAQ via advanced filtration, energy efficiency, and Mitsubishi Electric’s auto vane control technology. Customization of airflow rate and direction is possible, and the unit syncs with Mitsubishi’s Kumo cloud® app, and web service. An innovative product that allows for remote management of airflow, temperature, and overall comfort from your smartphone or tablet.

The Future of Electric Test and Monitoring

The TSI and Dwyer Instruments have great products that were introduced to the marketplace in September 2017 and won gold in this year´s Dealer Design Awards. After years of research, the T6 Electrical Tester from Fluke Corp won gold in a very competitive category. 

Bosch Thermotechnology Partners with Local University Capstone Program

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. sponsored three students from the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Electrical and Computer (ELECOMP) Capstone 2017-2018 Design Program. In the course, senior-level engineering students collaborate with industry sponsors to design, build, and test solutions to specific problems, as the Bosch ELECOMP promotes investigation to find ways to extend and improve the lifespan of HVAC products.

Grow Your Business with Ultraviolet Technology

UV-C equipment for HVAC/R systems provides the consumer with great products that gain fewer germs and endure in time. Virtually all HVAC/R systems are potential candidates for UV-C. The main benefits are the destruction of surface and airborne microorganisms,  restoration, and preservation of heat transfer and airflow capacities, and improved indoor air quality and reduced maintenance.

How to Get Your HVAC Certification License Online

If you want to get some HVAC skills, but you have little time, maybe it is a good idea to get your HVAC Certification online. In this article, we discuss with you the ins and outs of getting a certification from the comfort of your home and provide you with a list of schools so you can study and learn. Hands-on work experience is crucial to really broaden your understanding of certain HVAC concepts so you can search here for the right learning experience. Ready? 

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