New product announcements: 08/12/2009 Wireless Chill Detection: Scale Checks HVAC Systems The SRS2 Wireless Refrigerant Scale allows HVAC technicians to make a quick assessment of cooling systems without wires. The wireless remote features a backlit display and a flip-up magnetic clip that allows the technicans to hang the remote at eye level during use. The platform has a solid aluminum design, with rubber bumpers to prevent damage. The unit has a 33-ft range, and the remote is able to store the last zero point when entering standby or shut-off mode, so that it is not necessary to constantly recalibrate. Fieldpiece Instruments
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.