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YORK Support of Military Veterans Featured on TV Series

The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes (BHH) was featured on an episode of the TV series, Live Life Forward, which features organizations and individuals who the program recognizes as changing the world one step at a time. Gold Star Wife, Natasha De Alencar and her children tour the amenities of their new home including the YORK Affinity Series heating and air conditioning system. The episode, titled “A Home… Read More

Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for HVAC

Since SMACNA published the first edition of the “Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation for HVAC Systems” many changes have occurred in concepts of fire protection. Emphasis on use of duct systems in engineered smoke control modes as outlined in ASHRAE and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publications is now a key consideration for HVAC system engineers. Such concepts depart from the traditional practice of automatic shutdown of duct systems and create new perspectives on… Read More

Safety Corner

By Greg Wharton As the economy improves, odd as it may sound, many of the most experienced construction professionals are taking on more responsibilities in addition to their normal duties. This may mean daily body movements that they are not used to, increasing their risk of injury. This aspect of a job should not be overlooked. SMACNA members should be aware of these ergonomic issues, and the need to consider these risks in their supervisory… Read More

Don’t Let Inverter Flexibility Price You Out of a Job!

Contributed by Gerry Wagner My “Mini Split Design & Installation” curriculum has a section dedicated to properly sizing an inverter mini split. I stress that the days of walking into a room and making a statement such as, “this room is 3 tons all day long” need to be gone…GONE! Those guesses…and lets be honest, that’s what they were…are not how someone who is a “professional” should conduct themselves. Some might think that those… Read More