Outside the Box: HVAC 2015 With Kyle Gargaro

HVAC 2015 With Kyle GargaroExperts Tim Robb and Timothy Kane have weighed in on what’s happening in HVAC this year. Now, ACHR News Editor-in-Chief Kyle Gargaro has come up with a few of his own predictions for 2015: Here’s how he sees the market shaping up.

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Big App-etite? Timothy Robb Tackles 2015 HVAC Predictions

Timothy Robb Tackles 2015 HVAC PredictionsEarlier in the week, we took a look at some 2015 HVAC predictions from Goodway’s Timothy Kane — this week, Director of Marketing and Strategic Business Development Timothy Robb is placing his bets for the coming year. One of his top three predictions? The “appitization” of HVAC service.

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HVAC 2015 Predictions: Timothy Kane’s Top 3

HVAC Infographic: 2015 Expert Predictions2015 is already upon us, and that means it’s time to tackle HVAC industry predictions for the coming year. First up? Goodway President Timothy Kane and his top 3: Strong HVAC install numbers, the rise of green systems, and increased impact of product innovation. Let’s take a quick look at each one.

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Digital Taggers Hope to Drag HVAC Into the Future

Despite the rise of high-efficiency furnaces, quiet A/C units and technology like digital thermostats with programmable temperature profiles, HVAC maintenance is stuck in the past.

iStock_000003056833SmallThat’s the argument of Alex Rangel, co-founder of HVAC management software company Ravti, which has high hopes of modernizing the industry. And it’s a big industry – the global HVAC market is valued at over $77 billion this year alone, according to market research firm IBIS World. So what does Ravti bring to the table?

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Bed Bugs Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

They’re baaaaack . . . 

It’s official: bed bugs have moved in and made themselves at home in the Pacific Investment Management Company’s (PIMCO) New York office.

Baby bedbugHundreds of employees have been evacuated from the building, with many worried they might carry the blood-sucking pests home to friends and family, according to Fox Business.

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Lights Out: Schools Under Threat From PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) aren’t good for humans. You probably guessed that by the name – they hardly sound like things you’d want to inhale or ingest.

iStock_000002424978SmallIn fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that PCBs cause cancer in animals and have a large number of toxic effects on humans including damage to the immune, nervous and endocrine systems along with reproductive issues.

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Up in Arms: Legionella Found in Unlikely Places

In 1976, Legionnaires at the Pennsylvania America Legion convention in Philadelphia started to get sick. At first, symptoms seemed identical to those of a typical pneumonia-based lung infection but the disease spread rapidly; over 200 people became ill and several died.

iStock_000043111880SmallThe outbreak prompted the discovery of Legionella, a water-loving and lung-hating bacteria. Mist from contaminated water – possible when showering, using hot tubs or even after prolonged exposure to air conditioning – causes this infection, which results in high fever, hacking cough and muscle aches.

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Clean Coal: Future or Fossil?

Our world has a coal problem. In the United States, coal-burning power plants are the largest source of air pollution, while in China some reports peg coal-based air pollution as the culprit for the deaths of more than 1.2 million people in 2010.

coal power plantBeijing has plans to impose low-sulphur coal policies across all industries next month, but this won’t cure the underlying problem: Massive carbon dioxide emissions.

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Top 10 HVAC Posts of All Time

Today we’re bringing you our Top 10 HVAC posts of all time. Drum roll, please.

Top Ten 1. Top 3 HVAC Expert Predictions for 2014
In this post, we talked to a few key experts in the HVAC field about their predictions for the upcoming year. It garnered lots of attention from our HVAC industry readers because it’s a good resource as they look ahead to the coming year.

2. How to Clean Your Heat Exchangers – Checklist Download
This post provides information on heat exchangers, including a link to a printable checklist that includes all the tools and products you need for the job. Our cleaning checklists are always popular as they’re great resources to put to use in everyday life.

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Summertime and the Bed Bugs Are Bitin’

Does just thinking about bed bugs make your skin crawl? Well, get ready because now that the hot weather is here, those little buggers are out in full force.

Baby bedbugFor example, late last week a New Hampshire summer camp shut down for the rest of the season because of a bed bug infestation in the boys’ cabins.

The camp will undergo extensive extermination treatment including the replacement of bed frames and mattresses, and a thorough steam cleaning of all surfaces.

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