HVAC Residential Market

Economic Surge Propels HVAC Contracting Profits

Contractors Enjoying Growth, Yet Remain Cautious After Great Recession

Danielle Marceau, senior economist for HARDI, said HVAC contractors are doing well, although many are still cautious.


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up Nearly 20 Percent in July

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Where Are All the Apprentices?

HVAC Industry Striving to Attract Young, Skilled Workers

As demand for HVAC professionals grows, many remain hopeful existing apprenticeship programs will be able to attract new recruits, and that new training models may entice the next generation to enter the HVAC industry.


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What’s New in HPC Credentials?

BPI, RESNET, ACCA Share Insight into Latest Home-Performance Contracting Programs

Here is a look at what’s new and coming soon in the world of home-performance credentials.


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Tools, Products Make HPC Jobs Easier

High-Tech Tools and Products Target Whole-House Improvement

The information included in this article focuses on the trends behind some of the innovative products now available in the home-performance field.


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Husband-Wife Team Collaborate on Design

Couple Specializes in Design of High-performance Residential Systems

Clients who choose LG Squared to design their homes benefit from the duo’s integrated approach: As Jodi Laumer-Giddens creates the home’s architectural plans, her husband models it for efficiency.


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A Green Light for HVAC Efficiency

HVAC Installations Find New Ways to Incorporate Green Elements

HVAC contractors have embarked upon a number of environmentally conscious efforts, showcasing innovative displays of green awareness that improve energy efficiency and are cost-effective.


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Energy Star Showcases Efficient, Green HVAC Products

High SEER Ratings Help Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners Gain ‘Green’ Labels

Combining cutting-edge technology with exceptional SEER ratings, these central air conditioners and heat pumps represent some of the most efficient products on the market.


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What Does Green Do For You?

HVAC Contractors Debate Whether ‘Green’ is Still an Effective Selling Point

Green is really more of a grey area, especially for HVAC contractors. While some enthusiastically believe green still means go, others feel the terminology that once created a spark has all but fizzled out.


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Family Manufacturer Still Going Strong after 100 Years

Bard Mfg. Co. Celebrates a Century in Business

After looking around at their own families, some might find it difficult to imagine a family-owned operation working for this long. There are fifth-generation members currently working in the business full time or during the summers while going to college, but it’s too early to determine the generation’s long-term interest level and commitment to the business.


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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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