Articles Tagged with ''trends''

Enhanced Ventilation Performance

Fixing Duct Integrity Can Solve Comfort Woes
By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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As consumer awareness continues to grow regarding the performance of HVAC systems, more products and services are being presented to solve the most common ventilation problems.


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Contractors Defy Hiring Trends

By Joanna R. Turpin
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Most small business owners around the country do not plan to hire due to the uncertain economic outlook. Parts of the HVAC industry seem to be trending in the opposite direction, however, as many contractors say they are planning to hire over the next 12 months.


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Sept. 22, 2011: Carrier Global Engineering Conference to Focus on Emerging Trends

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What are the emerging building design trends in the HVAC industry? Carrier Corp. noted that it will address this question and more at its 11th Global Engineering Conference, scheduled for March 18-20, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.


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Thermostats Connect Consumers to the Future

By Kimberly Schwartz
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As the popularity of smart phones and tablets continues to grow, consumers are becoming accustomed to multiple features and instant connectivity. And so they are starting to demand more from the other devices in their homes, including the thermostat.


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June Distributor Sales Growth Slowing

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Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced North American HVACR average distributor sales for June 2011 were up 6.8 percent from the same month last year, nearly identical to May’s results.
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Trends Heighten Need for Humidity Control

By Kimberly Schwartz
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There are currently several trends converging to make humidity control an increasingly important aspect of a contractor’s sales techniques/profitability.


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Interest in HFC-407F Grows

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Honeywell has announced that Bitzer has approved the use of HFC-407F (marketed by Honeywell as Genetron® Performax™ LT refrigerant in North America) as an HCFC-22 retrofit solution for medium-temperature systems, such as supermarket refrigerated cases.
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Trend to Buy Parts Online Grows

By John R. Hall
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Is online buying becoming just as important as one phone call and a pickup at the parts counter? Maybe the HVAC trade isn’t ready to concede that online buying will surpass local purchases or put a big hit on traditional relationships. Yet, online sellers are making themselves hard to ignore and are working to make the buying experience quick and convenient.
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Hot Housing Trends in a Cold Economy

By Jack Stanton
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Whether you use tea leaves, tarot cards, a crystal ball or just good old fashioned statistical analysis, the future of the housing market remains murky and the overall economic recovery seems to be missing in action, but one thing is clear. Definite housing trends have emerged and they won’t be going away anytime soon.
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Contractors Anticipate Modest Recovery

By Joanna R. Turpin
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The economic conditions of the last few years have been tough for HVAC contractors. While some economic indicators point to a modest recovery underway, contractors may need a little more convincing, as evidenced by the Contractor Comfort Index (CCI), which decreased in the months of December and January before rising a bit in February.
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