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COAC Now Servicing NorCal 7-Elevens

Cooper Oates Air Conditioning Serves 7-11 Stores Cooper Oates Air Conditioning has recently begun  providing HVAC and refrigeration preventative maintenance and service to 125 7-Eleven locations as far north as Redding, south to Turlock and west to Marin area. Click here for map of locations.

 

Air Conditioning for your Brain?

Does Yawning Cool Off Your Cranium?

Cooper Oates Air Conditioning Cooling your BrainMaryland and Princeton University scientists have published in the Journal of Medical Hypothesis that we yawn to air condition our brains. “Brains, like computers, operate best when they are cool,” the authors said.  If that is true, then I have been to some industry meeting lately where most of the brains in the room where getting really chilly.  READ MORE HERE

Bob Plotner Promoted to Vice President, Service Division

Robert Plotner Vice President Service Division

Bob Plotner,
Vice President, Service Div.

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Bob Plotner (rplotner@coacair.com) to Vice President of the Service Division. For over 6 years, Bob’s efforts have significantly raised the bar on our service quality and to the continuous skills improvement of our technicians.  His professionalism and commitment to continuous education will help develop our field teams’ skill levels to be able to take on more and different types of work.

Game Changing Technology: Transformative Wave’s Catalyst Roof Top RTU Energy Solution

Catalyst RTU Solution by Transformative WaveMore Than A VFD, Transformative Wave’s CATALYST Verified as Powerful New Way to Save Energy with Rooftop HVAC Units.

Most commercial buildings are cooled by packaged rooftop units (RTUs), but RTUs have a problem: Their fans run at full power, even when cooling demands are low. A few years ago, retrofit kits – like Catalyst – hit the market. These kits enabled building operators to upgrade their existing single-zone RTUs to variable-air-volume operation with claimed HVAC savings of 25 to 50 percent.

Originally, these claims were greeted with much skepticism, but independent tests keep bearing out vendor assertions. In 2013, US Dept. of Energy’s Advanced Rooftop Control (ARC) Retrofit: Field-Test Results (PDF) verified savings and demonstrated that these products- especially Transformative Wave’s Catalyst – are ready for prime time. Read Article Here

Editor’s Note:  Cooper Oates Air Conditioning is a certified Transformative Wave Affiliate, offering the Catalyst solution to building owners, property managers and facility engineers throughout the Sacramento Region. For information on how this RTU energy saving solution can work for you, contact info@coacair.com or download the Catalyst Brochure here.
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Game Changing Technology – VRF

VRF: An Energy Slashing HVAC System on the Rise

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) also known as a Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) HVAC systems are becoming an important HVAC solution in the U.S. VRF’s make up about 24% of the global commercial air conditioning market and over 35% market share in China, India, and Eastern Europe. USA only represents about 3% of the market, but it is growing rapidly with multiple manufacturers like LG, Daikin, Carrier, Mitsubishi and Sanyo.

A VRF system allows one outdoor condensing unit to be connected to multiple indoor fan-coil units, each individually controllable by its user, while modulating the amount of refrigerant being sent to each evaporator. By operating at varying speeds, VRF units work only at the needed rate allowing for substantial energy savings at partial-load conditions.

VRF systems have some distinct advantages over conventional systems but they are not for every situation or  application. Learn more about this growing and innovative HVAC solution and review case studies at the end of the article.   READ MORE HERE

Editors Note: We are seeing greater demand for this technology due to life-cycle cost benefits and occupant comfort benefits that outweigh the higher first-cost as compared to conventional systems.