HVAC Residential Market

Racing the Clock: Contractors and the Appointment Window

Communication Key to Being on Time, Building Trust
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Being punctual is about more than just minimizing your customers’ wait times — smart contractors recognize they are building trust with clients when their technicians arrive on time. 


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Solar Applications Finding a Home in Residential HVAC

Photovoltaic Investment Paying Dividends in All Corners of the Nation
By Nicole Krawcke
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With all of the different solar applications available, determining the best option for homeowners is not a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s something often done on a case-by-case basis.


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Geothermal Industry Striving for Inclusion

Leaders Work for Federal Definition by End of 2014
By Matt Bishop
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Doug Dougherty said that even though getting GHPs included in the federal definition of renewable energy is one of GEO’s major issues, its efforts at the state level will not be deterred by a lack of recognition at the federal level.


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Duct Dynasty: Defining the ‘Real’ HVAC System

Equipment is a Component, Not the System Itself
By David Richardson
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Once the realization is made that the HVAC equipment is a component of the HVAC system and not the HVAC system itself, a contractor and homeowner can start to address the real issues. 


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HVAC Energy Solutions that Sell

Finding the Right Customers Plays Big Role in Making Sales
By Matt Bishop
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Although renewable energy solutions generally boast a great return on investment, finding the right customer often plays a big role in making a sale.


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Fujitsu General America Inc.: Floor-mounted Heat Pumps

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Two new Halcyon lines of high-efficiency, floor-mounted mini-split heat pump systems feature ambient heating temperatures as low as minus 15°F (RLFFH line) or minus 5° (RLFF line). 


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HARDI Distributors Report Revenue Increase

Annualized Growth 6.6 Percent Through June 2014, According to Report
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The average sales growth for reporting HVACR distributor members increased by 10.1 percent in June 2014, according to a trends report released by HARDI.


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Savvy HVAC Contractors Turn to Solar

Contractors Use the Sun to Offset HVAC System Energy Use
By Matt Bishop
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For contractors looking for new business opportunities, offering solar energy might be the wave of the future.


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Overcoming Economic Uncertainty: Contractors Insist Cash is Key

Contractors Discuss Strategies to get Through Hard Times
By Matt Bishop
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As many residential and commercial contractors learned during the most recent recession, having a battle plan for surviving tough times is an absolute must.


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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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