Comfort Cooling Not Designed for Product Cooling

The NC Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshall’s October Newsletter contains a clarification that comfort cooling equipment used for product cooling is in violation of the NC Building Code. The relevant section states: Technical Bulletin –...

Take Pictures of Faulty Work

Pictures of faulty work can be helpful in the complaint process. If you are working for a client who is thinking of making a complaint, or if you are repairing another contractor’s work, it is a good idea to take pictures of the faulty work before beginning...

Limited Hours, Email for Essential Business

The Board offices are currently running with limited hours. Someone will be available by phone during normal business hours. The Governor of North Carolina announced the closure of certain non-essential businesses starting Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM. Refrigeration...

Zeke Smith Honored with Research Lab Name

A research lab in the new Fitts-Woodard Hall on Centennial Campus at NCSU is being named after Former Board Member Clarence ‘Zeke’ Smith. Congratulations to Zeke; it is much deserved honor!

EPA Section 608 Rule Changes

On February 26, 2020, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final rule Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Program’s Extension to Substitutes. This action rescinds the November 18, 2016, extension of the leak repair...

New Efficiency Regulations Effective in 2020

New regulations for Walk-In Cooler and Freezer Efficiency go into effect in 2020. All condensing units used in new installations, service replacement, or packaged systems must meet these efficiency standards. For medium-temperature units, the new regulations go into...