In the eyes of Craig Borlinghaus, a heightened awareness of indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns, the adoption of tougher energy saving codes, and changing factors within the U.S. economy will impact the hvac insulation market this year.
“No way!” says the USA, to HCs. But for the first time at an International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), an exhibitor was promoting HC refrigerants with every intention of reaching the U.S. market through contractors.
Many ductless cooling manufacturers in the U.S. will tell you that ductless systems are still seen as a niche market and as an application reserved for only unique situations where a regular system will not do.
You could shout it from the rooftops (if their manufacturers would allow you to get up on them), that there weren’t a lot of packaged units at the 2002 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo). But there was a representation of packaged hvac, including rooftop units, for visitors to take a look at.