Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It’s Hot, Hot, Hot This Summer -- And High-Efficiency Cooling Systems Combat Heat Waves Around the World

With heat waves affecting much of the U.S. and locations around the world this summer, generators and air conditioners are being heavily used and relied on each and every day. From New York to London to Detroit, the temperatures have been heating up – and even unlikely places like Russia and Alaska have been baking in the sun!

As the temperatures soar, so does the usage of cooling systems and power generators. What’s keeping those high-efficiency air conditioners and generators running? They rely on electric motors – vital components currently being used in the heating and cooling systems of new construction and renovated buildings.

High-efficiency cooling systems offer many benefits, in addition to their main job of keeping things cool when the temperatures heat up. These benefits include:
  • LEED certification and initiatives
Air_conditioner.svgHigh-efficiency cooling systems can help everyone meet the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) initiatives developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to assist in the design, construction and operation of high-performance green (“green” as in “sustainable”) buildings. Ways to achieve LEED certification are outlined in an online brochure from Lennox: Helping HVAC Professionals Take the LEED, and Trane offers another helpful brochure – LEED and HVAC. How Trane Can Help -- for HVAC professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about LEED initiatives.
  • Lower operating costs
High-efficiency systems also lower operating expenses by keeping cooling expenses down during heat waves and hotter months throughout the year.

PEER Bearing manufactures the bearings that are components in the motors being used in high-efficiency heating and cooling systems for Carrier, Lennox, Trane and other OEMs. We’re a global supplier and manufacturer of reliable ball and roller bearing solutions to various industries, including our new line of large bore deep groove bearings. We hope you’ll think of us this summer as you’re staying cool – and being “green” – using high-efficiency HVAC systems!