HVAC Residential Market

GEO Comments on EPA Rulemaking

Group asks EPA to Recognize Geothermal Heat Pumps in Proposed Rulemaking

In building its case for GHPs, GEO emphasized the impact the technology’s efficiency can have on the EPA’s expected mandates and benefits of more widespread use by reducing fossil-fuel consumption, leveling utility loads, and cutting carbon emissions from existing power plants across the U.S.


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Background Checks: Legal, Moral?

Contractors Discuss If, Why They Examine a Prospect’s History Before Hiring

Many contracting companies consider background checks a requirement as their employees spend a significant amount of time in customers’ homes, but conducting those blanket background checks could land employers in legal hot water.


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Daikin Partners With Nest

Companies Work to Integrate Residential Products

Daikin North America LLC announced it is working with Nest Labs Inc. to build integrations for its full range of Daikin brand residential products that will allow them to function with Nest products.


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Efficient, Practical VRF Installation Policies

Contractors, Manufacturers Recommend Reading, Following Equipment Manuals

If a system is not installed correctly, then it doesn’t work properly, and it will not reach its maximum energy-efficiency potential. VRF systems require the same level of care and quality work as ducted HVAC systems, maybe even slightly more.


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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Leslie McDowell

Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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