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Home Automation Products Gaining HVAC Industry Traction

Ease of Use, Options Improving as Prices Start to Come Down
By Jen Anesi
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In only a few years, the number of connected “smart” products for the home has increased exponentially as homeowners have shown more and more interest in being able to monitor and control their homes from nearly anywhere.


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Contractors in Charge of Surging Home Automation Market

Listening, Offering Options Help Contractors Close a Sale
By Jen Anesi
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The home automation market is growing globally at an incredible pace. The prevalence of these products can be seen with a quick trip to the hardware store, where anyone can find an array of Wi-Fi-capable home automation products, including thermostats, door locks, lights, video cameras, and more.


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How to Minimize HVAC Customer Callbacks

Discipline and New Technology Help HVAC Contractors Prevent Errors
By Jack Sine
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What is a super tech? A super tech is one who eats, sleeps, and breathes HVAC. He may be a contractor, manager, or technician, but, above all, he is a perfectionist. And his greatest enemy is the callback.


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HVAC Industry Cautious About Microsoft Partnership

Joint Project Supports Home Automation Software Startup Companies
By Jen Anesi
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In June, Microsoft Corp. and American Family Insurance announced the launch of a business accelerator for tech startup companies that are focused on home automation. The goal of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator is to provide mentorship, resources, and workspace to startups.


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Noritz America Corp.: Tankless Water Heaters

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The NRCP line of residential tankless water heaters combines high-efficiency condensing technology with the comfort and savings of hot water recirculation.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Quietside Has Been Master Distributor for Samsung HVAC Products in US and Canada Since 1997
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Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp., a leading distribution channel for HVAC products. Quietside has been the master distributor for Samsung HVAC products in the United States and Canada since 1997.


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Cool Summer Weather Impacting Supply Chain

Cool Weather Eases Strain in Some Regions, Replacement Is a Mixed Bag
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Many contractors are reporting issues with parts and equipment availability in their local regions this summer, attributing cooler seasonal temperatures and unpredictable consumer behavior as the likely causes.


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Do Energy-saving Products Actually Save Customers Energy?

HVAC Contractors Need to Educate Consumers
By Joanna R. Turpin
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All homeowners want to save money on their energy bills, which is why they are often intrigued by gadgets, additives, and one-off products that claim to offer significant methods to cutting energy usage. But HVAC professionals warn that, in many cases, these products do nothing more than separate homeowners from their hard-earned money. 


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Running a Profitable Service Department

Key Strategies to Improve Service Operation, Customer Satisfaction
By Kimberly Schwartz
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If looking at your service department’s reports fills you with despair, it’s time to reconsider how you’ve been running this side of the business. 


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide
By Julian Milnes
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In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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