HVAC Residential Market

Parties File Regional Standards Settlement

Motion Vacates Furnace Standards, Gives Industry Time to Comply with Cooling Standards
March 24, 2014

The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and restart the rulemaking process, this time giving stakeholders more opportunities to provide input throughout the rulemaking process. 


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Geothermal Lobbies to Join Renewable Ranks

Geothermal Industry Reps Continue to Fight for Renewable Label, Seek Extended Tax Credits
March 24, 2014

The Geothermal Exchange Organization is continuing to concentrate its lobbying efforts on including geothermal in federal and state definitions of renewable energy.


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Geo Standards and Training Available

New Personnel Standards and Commercial Training Courses Seek to Bridge Knowledge Gap
March 24, 2014

Efforts are underway to increase awareness and training to promote familiarity with geothermal systems.


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Construction Spending Soars in January

Analysis Reveals Largest Year-to-Year Increase Since 2006
March 24, 2014

Total construction spending in January 2014 posted the largest year-over-year increase since 2006, with growth in both public construction and private residential and nonresidential spending.


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ECR Intl.: Residential Ductless Split Systems

March 24, 2014

The EMI Enviroair Series of single- and multi-zone residential ductless split systems features an inverter-driven compressor, which adjusts speed to reduce cycling and better maintain comfort. 


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Koldwave Inc.: Portable Air Conditioner

March 24, 2014

The 6KK14 air-cooled portable air conditioner has an improved discharge airflow, which will result in fewer callbacks for rental companies. 


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March 18, 2014: Central A/C, Heat Pump, Gas Furnace Shipments Up Sharply in January

Combined Shipments of Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps Up 23 Percent
March 18, 2014

United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 370,582 units in January 2014, up 23 percent from 301,176 units shipped in January 2013, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) statistics. 


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Survey: 74 Percent of Contractors Unprepared for Efficiency Standards

Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Unaware of Pending Efficiency Ruling
March 17, 2014

Unlike the 2005 regulation changes, the 2015 changes will affect both residential and commercial efficiency standards.


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ACCA Helps Contractors Overcome Challenges

Association Unveils More Opportunities for Contracting Success in 2014
March 17, 2014

The nonprofit indoor environmental and energy services association is working to overcome the many challenges set before its contracting members. 


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ACCA Contractors of the Year

We Care, Haller to Be Honored at ACCA 2014 in Nashville
March 17, 2014

Both award-winning contractors will be honored during the closing MainStage ceremonies at the 2014 ACCA Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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