Contractors are challenged with presenting and selling the industry’s most efficient products to consumers. Manufacturers are largely responsible for improving efficiency within their product lines while at the same time ensuring their products are desirable, affordable, and ahead of all the other roadblocks the industry may throw their way.
A recent American Home Comfort study from Decision Analyst reinforces this revelation, reporting that, for the first time in years, homeowners are more trusting of the internet for HVAC information than they are their contractors. In today’s marketplace, customers are opting to educate themselves on HVAC products via the internet prior to a contractor’s arrival.
50% of New York's power to come from renewable sources by 2030
September 26, 2016
Improvements in energy efficiency, particularly in the construction of new residential houses and apartment buildings, are critical components of the governor’s nation-leading Clean Energy Standard, which requires 50 percent of the state’s power to come from renewable sources by 2030.
Sensor and smart meter system reduces energy use, optimizes controls, predicts future breakdowns
September 14, 2016
Verdigris, an artificial intelligence (AI) company for smart buildings, has announced the launch of Einstein, its next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) smart sensor and metering solution designed to reduce energy consumption and cost in buildings.
Because it uses the earth as a free heat source or heat sink, geothermal is inherently a highly efficient technology that can help homeowners and building owners save a significant amount of energy and money. And, as advances in technology continue to improve the efficiency and controls of these units, the industry is concurrently investigating ways to make geothermal an affordable option for all.
For the past decade, those in the geothermal heating and cooling industry have benefited from two tax credits that incentivize residential and commercial geothermal installations. But both of these tax credits are four months away from expiring, and all efforts to extend them have failed thus far.
Geothermal manufacturers, distributors, and organizations like the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) have stepped up their training efforts to ensure HVACR contractors are installing and servicing geothermal equipment to the highest standard.