Supermarket + Restaurant Refrigeration: Page 8. THE HVACR CONTRACTOR’S WEEKLY NE WSMAGA ZINE SINCE 1926 September 8, 2014 | $5.00 | Visit us online at www.achrnews.com, Twitter, Facebook + LinkedIn Rooftop Retrofits Put HVAC Contractors in Control fyi hvac briefs Residential Contractor • Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning (Phoe-nix) promoted president and CEO Dan Burke to Burke chairman of the company’s board of advisors. Kenneth D. Goodrich , managing partner, will now serve as company CEO. A By Joanna R. Turpin Of The NEWS Staff ccording to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), packaged rooftop units (RTUs) are used in per-cent ( . million) of all commercial buildings, serving more than percent ( billion square feet) of the commercial building floor space in the U.S. Many of these units are older and inefficient, wasting between , -, per unit each year, depending on the building size and type. They may also be costly to maintain and less able to adequately control space temperature and humidity. Replacing these older RTUs can be expen-sive, though, and building owners and man-agers may be hesitant to make such large investments in an uncertain economy. For this market segment, the answer may be for contractors to retrofit these units with advanced controls that can help save energy costs as well as improve comfort. Commercial Contractor • Hill York (Fort Lauder-dale, Florida) promoted Mike Murphy to vice president, Central Flor-ida Operations. Murphy Manufacturers • Haier America (New York) named Paul Riley vice president of sales and marketing, major appliances. • RectorSeal Corp. (Houston) was named the Canadian representative for Aspen Pumps (East Sussex, U.K.) Enerfit Retrofit One control system that is intended to reduce the electrical consumption of RTUs is Enerfit, an indoor fan variable-speed retrofit designed for single-zone commercial units. Enerfit consists of a variable-frequency drive (VFD), a control-• See RETROFITS | page 13 Organizations • Mechanical Contractors Associa-tion of American (MCAA) released its “Avoid the Path: Electric Arc Welding Safety” video. Besides saving energy, building managers have reported that rooftop retrofits can improve comfort, lower HVAC unit noise, and reduce air drafts. Continued on page 4 S Companies Hopeful the Acquisition Spurs Ductless, VRF Product Expansion range of HVAC products, including its DVMS System. As a result of the acquisition, Quiet-side intends to increase its personnel and infrastructure investment in North America in order to serve the continuing rapid expan-sion of the split ductless and variable refriger-ant flow (VRF) product categories. Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside Samsung predicts the move will further strengthen its sales operations in North America. The company also plans to unveil an enhanced HVAC product lineup that it believes will better reflect the needs of North American customers. “Samsung is excited to deepen our long relationship with Quietside by making this acquisition,” said Tim Baxter, president, Sam-sung Electronics America. “Samsung always looks to bring innovation and new technol-ogy to our customers and we look forward to working with Sang and his team to bring that • See ACQUISITION | page 14 amsung Electronics America Inc. has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp. Quietside has been the master distributor for Samsung HVAC products in the U.S. and Canada since . Quietside believes the acquisition will pro-vide it with greater access to Samsung’s wide NEWS you can listen to for the latest NEWSUpdates and lively interviews. Catch our podcasts online at www.achrnews.com or subscribe at the iTunes store. PODCASTS www.achrnews.com WATCH ON Grab your popcorn and tune in for the latest on the HVACR industry, on The NEWS YouTube channel. See video coverage from events to contractor interviews and technical walkthroughs. Get connected at www.youtube.com/achrnews.