EPA Publishes New Rule on Hydrocarbon Refrigerants in Domestic Fridges and Freezers

August 15, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Refrigerant Management


On August 8, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program published a new rule—namely, SNAP Rule 22—that modifies use conditions for certain flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants in domestic fridges and freezes. 

Read on to learn the specifics of the changes and what you and your team need to know. 

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5 Reasons Why Your HVAC Invoice Is Overrated

August 8, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R Software, Industry Insights


If you rely on HVAC invoices 📝 for insights on your equipment, you may find it difficult to respond to changing regulatory requirements and manage risk effectively.

In fact, your HVAC invoice is overrated. Here's why: 

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How to Calculate Your Refrigerant Charge Guide

August 1, 2018 / by Ted Atwood posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Refrigerant Management

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I’ve found that many in the HVAC/R field are calculating refrigerant charges wrong, particularly when it comes to field-assembled equipment.

So, in this post, which is Part 2 of our 3 Common HVAC Mistakes series, I’d like to explain how to calculate your refrigerant charge properly and plus provide a free quick guide on it. 

Because you, too, could be calculating refrigerant charge incorrectly...

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The Impact of Missing Equipment From Your Inventory - Part 1 of 3

July 25, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Facilities Management, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance


Do you know the impact of missing equipment from your inventory?

Welcome to Part 1 of our new series, 3 Common HVAC Mistakes, where we explore this very impact.

Our goal in this post is to show you the importance of proper HVAC inventory tracking and how not to make the mistake of missing equipment


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3 Common HVAC Mistakes Your Facility Should Avoid - New Series

July 18, 2018 / by Ted Atwood posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R Software, Industry Insights


After onboarding more than 10,000 locations over the past three years, we've gained incredible insights about HVAC/R systems. Importantly, from all of this data, we've found three common hvac mistakes that your facility should avoid. 

So, in this post, we're going to explain just what those mistakes are and how you can avoid them.

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