Contractors Concerned Over Regional Efficiency Standards
The “Implementation of National Consensus Appliance Agreements Act of 2011” (S. 398) bill was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill would enact into law several consensus agreements which were crafted to increase the minimum efficiency standards for a number of appliances, including heating and cooling equipment. achrnews
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011
The bill uses a variety of low-cost tools to reduce barriers to private sector energy users and drive adoption of off-the-shelf efficiency technologies that will save businesses and consumers money, make America more energy independent, and reduce emissions. Buildings.com
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A new cost effective solution is available for upgrading line-voltage fan coil unit thermostats! The new Viconics fan coil unit requires installation of only two components: The VTR7300 terminal equipment controller and the VC3000 relay pack, which allows reuse of existing line-voltage wiring between the fan coil unit and temperature controller to be reused thereby reducing overall costs, labor and installation time for both retrofit and new construction control projects. The controllers are available as stand-alone, network-ready, BACnet MS/TP, Lontalk or wireless ZigBee networked models.
The pack features an onboard universal voltage power supply and line-voltage relays which directly drives fractional horsepower fan motors and valves. This eliminates the need to install and wire costly pilot relays and transformers. The VTR7300 wall mounted controller features a digital display and built-in commissioning and configuration utility, temperature sensor and optional humidity and passive infra red occupancy sensor.
HOW TO...SAVE MONEY DURING SUMMER
You know that utility bills don't have to escalate just because the temperature does. Take the opportunity to inform customers about how to save money around their home by advising them to follow the checklist below.
Summer Home Energy-Saving Checklist
- Close the windows whenever cooling the home
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat for the air conditioner
- Close off rooms that don't need cooling
(if individual room thermostat controls are installed)
- Clean air conditioner filters regularly
- Confirm that all pool cleaning and heating equipment is clean and lubricated
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