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New Polaris AC Uses Hydrocarbon Blend Refrigerant

5 Apr , 2019  


Polaris Technologies has launched a ducted air-conditioning unit based on natural refrigerant propane (R290) in a hydrocarbon blend.

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

The Big Chill: The Global Air Conditioning Market Skyrockets

8 Jun , 2016  

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Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits As temperatures in the northern hemisphere start to climb, many of us reach for the thermostat and turn on the air conditioning – in our homes, at work, and in our cars. People who don’t crank the A/C typically fall into one of two buckets: those who have it but […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Condensing Unit?

6 Jun , 2016  

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Condenser Units: When to Repair and When to Replace ACHR News, June 6, 2016. Image credits: stevepb CAUSE OF FAILURE Many things can cause an outdoor condensing unit to stop working, the most common of which are compressor and coil failures. Scott Merritt, owner of Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbus, Ohio, also […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Improved Savings for Rooftop Air Conditioners

6 May , 2016  

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More Good Efficiency News for Rooftop Air Conditioners NRDC, April 29, 2016. Image credit: derwiki The Department of Energy (DOE) recognized six large companies this week for their investments in increasing the efficiency of these rooftop air conditioners by replacing or retrofitting aging, inefficient units with more efficient machinery. Rooftop air conditioners—commonly used in low-rise buildings […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

New AC Materials Could Cut Energy Consumption by 90%

24 Oct , 2014  

If we are going to get global consumption of power on to a much more efficient basis, one of the challenges is air conditioning. Could we find a breakthrough that would cut 90% of the electricity required for space cooling?

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