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MRBRAZ ammonia chiller

Major U.S. Retailer using Low-Charge Ammonia Chillers for Air-conditioning

Major U.S. Retailer using Low-Charge Ammonia Chillers for Air-conditioning

Major U.S. retailer using MRBRAZ ammonia chillers for AC Ammonia 21, March 15, 2017 MRBRAZ & ASSOCIATES, an engineering design firm based in Azle, Texas, has designed and installed low-charge DX ammonia chillers that provide air conditioning in office space at about 10 warehouse locations run by a major U.S. retailer, including four in the

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Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Condensing Unit?

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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The Staggering Growth of Global Air Conditioning

The world is about to install 700 million air conditioners. Here’s what that means for the climate The Washington Post, May 31, 2016 In just 15 years, urban areas of China went from just a few percentage points of air conditioning penetration to exceeding 100 percent — “i.e. more than one room air conditioner (AC)

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Air Conditioning Technology: Thinking Beyond Energy Efficiency

These non-air conditioned ways of keeping cool could make a huge difference with climate change PRI, August 22, 2015. Image credit: CWCS Managed Hosting Air conditioning not only lowers the temperature of buildings, it also lowers humidity in those same buildings. The electricity required to power this environmental control, however, is a major energy drain. Michael

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Mistbox Offers an Efficient Solution for Central Air Conditioning Systems

Mistbox cools your air conditioner to cut energy consumption Gizmag, June 25, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures According to its creators, the Mistbox is a simple device that can be retrofitted to central air conditioners that improves their efficiency and reduces operating costs by pre-cooling the incoming outside air used to cool the condensing coil. It works

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Building Controls that Give Employees the Power to be Comfortable

Enduring Summer’s Deep Freeze New York Times, July 4, 2015. Image credit: jarmoluk Why is America so over air-conditioned? It seems absurd, if not unconscionable, when you consider the money and energy wasted — not to mention the negative impact on the environment from the associated greenhouse-gas emissions. Architects, engineers, building owners and energy experts sigh

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Global Economic Growth and the Environmental Impact

Cool homes, hot planet: How air conditioning explains the world Washington Post, April 27, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomanArchive Air conditioners in the United States are commonplace — they’re in some 90 percent of our homes, where they consume 5 percent of total U.S. electricity. But we’re not where the growth will happen. Rather, it’s in warm

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Haier Introduces the First 3D Printed Air Conditioner

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, March 25, 2015 The applications of 3D printers are expanding rapidly, from shoes to hearts to sports cars, but this is the first time Zondits has seen it used for air conditioning. Printing an air conditioner allows customers to select the exact size they need, which can reduce energy if the

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