Tighter chillers are cutting down on leakage, but outdated depreciation laws continue to leave owners cool to the idea of upgrading to more efficient equipment. ARI’s top engineer provides the run-down on those topics, the status of HCFCs and HFCs, and more in this snapshot of one part of the industry and its primary association.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.