Copeland Commercial & Residential Solutions, Efficiency and Regulations
With a primary interest in regulatory changes impacting commercial and residential HVAC systems, Jennifer discusses current and future codes, standards, and regulations, and provides insight on how they affect homeowners, facility managers, and contractors.
As global, national, and state regulations have targeted the phase-down of HFCs, the industry has seen a shift toward alternative refrigerants with lower global warming potential (GWP). While more environmentally friendly, many of these emerging options bear a degree of flammability.
Since the EPA began regulating hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants in 2015, the industry has made significant progress in identifying the next generation of refrigerants. However, the events of the past year have left the timing of the transition uncertain.
Industry professionals understand the benefits of modulating HVAC systems. They control temperature more precisely, remove extra humidity, run quietly, and are energy efficient. But how do you convey these benefits to homeowners effectively? Read on to learn more.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused major devastation in parts of Texas, Florida, and other southeastern coastal states. Homeowners and business owners are beginning the cleanup and rebuilding process. Many will seek out help from trusted contractors for repairs, particularly to air conditioning and heating equipment.