Guess what the top HVAC/R industry trends are for 2019? If you answered energy efficiency and going green, you’re on the right track.
These were the top most important trends attendees of the recent ASHRAE- and AHRI-sponsored AHR Expo predicted for this year. They’re also the focus of two regulations that could impact the industry in 2019.
Read on to learn all about them and how they could shape your work this year.
YELLOW JACKET® brings system measurement into the digital age with the introduction of the groundbreaking P51 TITAN™ Digital Manifold Series.
The flagship P51-870 features a 4.3-inch full-color touchscreen display and, when paired with our ManTooth™ app, full Bluetooth® capability to connect to a mobile device for remote monitoring.
“The P51-870 revolutionizes the way a typical 4-valve manifold can be used to diagnose an HVAC system,” says Gary Lampasona, YELLOW JACKET Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “With one device you can now diagnose the system and, with the power of Bluetooth technology, you can diagnose remotely, service and charge through the device, monitor pump down/evacuation, and perform leak testing both in a vacuum and at positive pressure.”
The P51-860 provides a monochrome backlit digital display and the same measurement capabilities and Bluetooth connectivity and as the P51-870.
For leak testing, charging, recovery or evacuation, you get everything you need to attach to a system and perform the job with unsurpassed speed, ease and accuracy.
AC SmartSeal External works on all materials — copper, aluminum, steel, plastic — and it’s great where copper meets aluminum. It works on holes up to about a fifth of an inch — and will last 12 to 15 years.
AC SmartSeal External is tested and compatible with all refrigerants and lubricants and won’t dissolve over time. Plus it won’t void warranties since it’s applied from the outside, with nothing going into the system.
Daikin has recently announced the launch of their updated SkyAir single-zone system products. It consists of new RZR cooling-only models and RZQ heat pump outdoor models (where the 18k, 24k, 30k and 36k heat pumps provide 100% heating capacity at -4°F), new FAQ, FCQ and FTQ indoor units along with the addition of 4-ton systems for FTQ, FCQ and FBQ.
Daikin SkyAir is a 2-wire light commercial and residential family of cooling only and heat pump single-zone systems, consisting of a variety of ducted and non-ducted indoor units, ranging from 1.5-4 tons with lineset lengths up to 230’ while backed with a standard 10-year parts limited warranty.
Details About the New FTQ Multi-Purpose Air Handler
This new air handler provides a traditional ducted solution with the benefits of an inverter, variable-speed compressor in a side-discharge outdoor unit.
The FTQ is capable of upflow, downflow, horizontal left and horizontal right installation configurations and is designed for ZERO clearance on three sides and only 24” clearance on the front for service. It also has a smaller footprint compared with previous models, with a depth of 21”, width of 17.5-21” and a height of 45-53.4”. The smaller size provides easier attic and mechanical closet installations. It also comes standard with a factory installed disconnect switch and efficiencies of up to 16.0 SEER, 12.5 EER and 10.4HSPF (heat pump only).
For further SkyAir information, please click here or contact your local ECMD branch or associated ECMD sales rep.
Martin Bertrand started his Plumbing and Heating Company 13 years ago in Ontario, Canada, and has expanded his business to include 32 employees. He has been using OnCall Air since March of 2018 with great success.
Before using OnCall Air, Martin and his team used to write all proposals by hand, giving his customers only “the option we thought was best for the client.”
But even writing a one option proposal took him a lot of time! As he describes, “I’d have to leave my customer’s place, go back to the office, write up the proposal which would take me another thirty minutes and then I would send the email.” And he was not done! Then he would have to call the customer back and try to explain his paper proposal over the phone.
Then he decided to try OnCall Air and its awesome features…
With a tablet-style design and intuitive functionality, Vive™ products respond to every phase of life with corresponding comfort and style. Our cutting edge temperature management is wireless capable, easy to program and user-friendly, and it communicates with almost any HVAC system. Advanced technology and the large, blue LED display offer timeless appeal with contemporary flair. Experience the exclusive controls that bring maximum performance, efficiency and comfort into the home or commercial setting.
KEEP THE SAME WALL, UPGRADE EVERYTHING ELSE
Unlike competitive products that leave ghostly reminders of past installations, Vive™ controls fit the existing vacancies left by old thermostats and are easy to install. The lineup includes industry-leading features like:
Easy-To-Read LED Display
Large backlit screens cast a modern blue display with stunning readability to make adjusting the temperature super simple.
5-year Warranty Coverage
To ensure peace of mind and enhance comfort, Vive™ thermostats come backed with the best warranty in the industry.
Multiple Installation Options
Putting in a Vive™ thermostat couldn’t be easier. You get to pick whatever works best from a full lineup of tethered and wireless options.
Residential and Commercial Flexibility
Whether home or office comfort is needed, Vive™ thermostats can control the space with perfect results.
High-tech installations continue to grow in popularity in both residential, commercial and industrial environments, offering new opportunities and challenges for the trades. In fact, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, projects the employment rate for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers alone to grow up to 15 percent by 2026. This is largely in part due to the increase in demand for energy-efficient climate control systems. To help meet this growing demand of complex jobs, Klein’s team has worked to manufacture the tools needed to efficiently get the job done, resulting in tools designed specifically with HVAC professionals in mind.