Energy efficiency, the growing popularity of ductless and variable refrigerant flow (VRF), the evolution of heat pumps into whole-home solutions, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are a few of the major trends influencing products in the residential air conditioning market.
Home automation is no longer a thing of the past. Customers are seeking ways to intelligently control their homes in more ways than ever before, as evidenced by the number of new smart home products on display in this sector at the AHR Expo.
New efficiency regulations set to go into effect in less than one year
January 23, 2017
The rooftop air conditioner standards — which will cover new units found on low-rise buildings, like hospitals, schools, and big-box stores — will take effect in two phases, increasing minimum efficiency by about 10 percent as of Jan. 1, 2018, and by 25-30 percent as of Jan. 1, 2023.
Angie Snow affirms that no matter what challenges arise, it’s important to remain flexible. This flexibility helped Western survive the Great Recession, which hit right after the Snows purchased the company.
A dollar-for-dollar investment match from EGIA is at the heart of the program
December 28, 2016
The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to contractors’ success and the advancement of high-efficiency products and renewable energy, has officially launched a new educational program for contracting businesses called EGIA Contractor University. With a unique dollar-for-dollar education investment match from EGIA, a comprehensive blend of online and in-person educational programs and exclusive access to the contracting industry’s educators, EGIA Contractor University provides a fresh approach to the way ongoing education is being provided to contractors nationwide.
WaterFurnace International Inc., a manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, has named John C. Thomas president and chief executive officer. Thomas takes over from Fred Andriano, who served as interim CEO. Andriano will continue his financial roles within NIBE and WaterFurnace.