Air Conditioning

Resource pages for "Air Conditioning"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


air conditioning

The Future Of Cooling

Demand for air conditioning is rising. Facility operators will play a significant role in meeting the need.
Portable Cooling

Selecting And Specifying Portable Cooling

There are some standard best practices for specifying and using portable cooling units to meet various requirements and achieve the desired results.
propane sensor

NevadaNano MPS R-290 Propane Sensor

MPS R-290 propane sensor detects leaks in applications that include air conditioning, vending machines, commercial refrigeration racks, and clothes dryers.
AIM Act

AHRI, Others Petition EPA On HFC Phase Down Rule

Proposed standards will result in an additional half billion tons of CO2 reduction above what already is projected to be achieved by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act.
critical infrastructure

ASHRAE Releases Revised Data Center Energy Standard

The updated standard enables operators and designers to use the latest and most effective equipment and techniques to achieve energy efficiency in data centers, while avoiding potential reliability issues.
R-32 refrigerant

Daikin Adopts R-32 Refrigerant

Daikin companies in North America announced they are developing ducted and ductless residential, light-commercial, and applied products utilizing R-32 refrigerant.
cooling

YORK’s Cost-Effective Comfort Cooling

YORK Sun Choice rooftop units already surpass future DOE 2023 part-load standards by almost 10% to reduce energy consumption and operating costs.
R290

New A3 Refrigerant R290 Testing Results

AHRTI, the research arm of the AHRI, released the results of a benchmarking study on A3 refrigerant R290, which evaluated the potential risks of R290 leaks and ignitions in a whole room scale setting.
closed circuit coolers

EVAPCO eco-LSWE/LRWB Closed Circuit Coolers

The eco-LSWE and eco-LRWB series closed circuit coolers are energy and water efficient forced draft coolers for indoor applications.
indoor air pollution

YORK DOAS Decrease Indoor Air Pollution

Dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) include a range of 100% outside air units and mixed air units that help decrease indoor air pollution and reduce heating and cooling loads.
personal air conditioning

Vortec Dual Action Personal Air Conditioning Vests

Vortec Personal Air Conditioning Vests (PACs) circulate cool air to minimize temperature-related stress and fatigue, thus improving comfort and productivity.
hvac

Prepare Your Facility To Beat The Summer Heat

HVAC technologies can result in reduced energy costs and higher occupant satisfaction during summer's peak demand days.

FM Alert: DOE Issues Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever For Rooftop Air Conditioners

New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.
Recalled PTAC Unit

Recall Alert: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Units

The power cords on certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units from Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman, and York International can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
Broken AC

Cooling Tips For Commercial Spaces

With temperatures topping 90˚F, air conditioning use is on the rise and cooling bills are hitting record highs.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Allergic To Air Conditioning

A facility manager wants to know how to resolve a complaint regarding "air conditioning allergies."

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Air Conditioning Systems For Libraries

Libraries are very specialized environments, as all facility managers know. So when it comes time to replace an aging air conditioning system, facility managers in these environments benefit from various sources of input.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance

Where can I find templates or guidelines for preventive maintenance management plans for split aircon units?

The HVAC Factor: HCFC Phase Outs On The Way

Guest Contributor Colleen Hughes explains how the manufacture of a commonly used refrigerant will cease at the end of 2009.

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