HVAC Residential Market

US Reps Refute 92% Furnace Rule

Industry, Congress insist 92 percent AFUE furnace rule places ‘unnecessary burden’ on homeowners

The 92 percent proposed standard is just one of the DOE’s rulemakings to be challenged recently by stakeholders, and it’s unlikely to be the last. 


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NEWSmakers Q&A: Defining the Internet of Things

Daikin’s Paul Rauker discusses the current and future role of the IoT in the HVAC industry

Put the term Internet of Things into a Google search and you will soon see 752 million results. It has become a buzzword, both inside and outside the HVAC industry. But, does everyone know what the phrase actually encompasses? 


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US Rep Introduces Geothermal Tax Bill

Bill extends tax credits for energy-efficient residential and commercial property through 2021

The New Energy for America Act extends Investment Tax Credits for energy-efficient residential and commercial property for five years beyond their current sunset date of Dec. 31, 2016, through the end of 2021.


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Weathering the Storm

Contractors and manufacturers proactively brace for extreme weather

Contractors across the U.S. experience a wide variety of conditions, climates, and weather extremes on a day-to-day basis. Is your company ready to overcome the harshest of conditions this year?


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Expensive Doesn’t Always Mean Efficient

Correctly sizing, selecting, and installing equipment is critical to proper performance

When high-end equipment does not live up to consumer expectations, the culprit is almost always improper installation. The bottom line: Properly sizing, selecting, and installing HVAC equipment is critical to ensuring energy efficiency and comfort.


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OEMs are In Control

Smart options are available for high-end equipment

OEMs are offering their own smart energy management systems that they say satisfy this demand by offering the ultimate in convenience, comfort, and energy savings.


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High-end Systems in Luxury Homes

Owners expect comfort, aesthetics, and extreme efficiency from equipment

A fair number of consumers do not mind spending more for a system that provides premium comfort, higher efficiency, and is aesthetically pleasing — especially if it’s going to be installed in a high-end home.


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Electric Arc Welding Safety

Preventing electrical shock should remain a top priority for your team at all times

Preventing electrical shock should be a top priority within a company safety program that also addresses the other hazards associated with electric arc welding.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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