Meriton + Air Equipment Company

MERITON ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF AIR EQUIPMENT COMPANY – EXPANDING ITS GROWING NATIONAL FOOTPRINT INTO KENTUCKY AND SOUTHERN INDIANA Dallas, TX, February 5, 2023 – Meriton, a leading commercial HVAC manufacturer representative company, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Air Equipment Company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Air Equipment Company has been serving the Kentucky […]

What Does “Design Day” Really Mean?

  August 12, 2021 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP   As I type this, the ambient (outdoor) temperatures are 95°F dry bulb and 79°F wet bulb here in Louisville, KY. Those conditions are above a “design day” for Louisville (94.0°/75.1°). The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) puts out […]

Ventilation In Schools – Be Careful What You Are Bringing In!

April 10, 2021 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP   I recently came across this study that was published March 27, 2021. The study came out of Spain and looked to assess air quality in classrooms after increasing ventilation as directed by public health officials. Ventilation conditions (carbon dioxide, CO2) and suspended particulate matter […]

Do Portable Air Cleaners Really Help?

March 16, 2021 By Luke Powell, WELL AP, LEED AP Last month, the CDC issued revised recommendations for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Part of those recommendations included portable air cleaners that use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to enhance air cleaning wherever possible. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/ventilation.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/ventilation.html Their “Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs” graphic even shows […]

DOE Efficiency Standards on HVAC Equipment

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) establishes energy-efficiency standards for certain appliances and equipment, and currently covers more than 60 different products. The Appliance and Equipment Standards Program issues regulations on test procedures, and for the implementation, certification, and enforcement of the standards. As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), small, large, […]