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CAC Offers New Training For Local Professionals

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:01 AM
Eliseo Jaen Gonzalez of LG Panama.
Contributed PhotoLG Mult-Split Condenser display.
Steven Marston, CEO of Carrier Air Conditioning.

Local air-conditioner supplier Carrier Air Conditioning (CAC) has strategically used its partnership with LG to equip its engineering and service teams with the most state-of-the-art training in the country. CAC is an engineering company specialising in applied air-conditioning systems. They offer LG commercial air-conditioning products, with a wide range of energy-efficient products and solutions.

Most recently, the two companies have partnered to host a training seminar for engineers and major stakeholders. The seminar was held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel on November 20 and focused on LG Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology solutions.

"Corporations are spending millions on their annual energy bill because of outdated systems," said Steven Marston, CEO of CAC. "The cost to upgrade is relatively low in comparison to the annual savings earned." Marston was among the speakers at the seminar offering information and training for VRF systems.

"LG VRF systems are engineered to minimise or use no ductwork," said Eliseo Jaen Gonzalez from LG Panama. "This saves on the cost of large distribution fans, multiple water pumps, and water piping."

With Jamaica's continuing drought problem, these systems could alleviate a large burden from the country by reducing corporate water consumption. "A lot of companies are using water-cooled air-conditioning systems which require them to truck in water during droughts," said Marston.

National Commercial Bank, JMMB, Urban Development Corporation and National Works Agency were among the companies to send technicians for training. Also present were major stakeholders from local architectural and engineering companies such as Clifton Yap and Associates, and Donaldson Engineering.

Companies that adopt LG VRF systems from CAC could experience annual savings upwards of 25 per cent of their electricity bills and, if replacing a water-cooled system, a major part of water bills while achieving simple payback of four to seven years. Other benefits include better temperature and humidity control, noise reduction, improved controls and environmentally friendly