HVAC Residential Market

Winter Heating Bills Set to Increase

Natural Gas Costs Expected to Rise 13 Percent, Propane to Jump 9 Percent
November 18, 2013

More than 90 percent of homes in the U.S. will receive higher heating bills this winter season compared to last winter as heating fuel prices continue to surge.


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Johnson Controls Inc.: Ductless Mini-Split A/C Units and Heat Pumps

November 18, 2013

Ductless mini-split air conditioners and heat pumps have been added to the York® Affinity™ Series and LX Series product lines to provide more heating and cooling options to homeowners and commercial building operators. 


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Trion IAQ, a division of Air System Components Inc.: Residential Motorized Air Damper

November 18, 2013

The motorized damper (TMD520) is designed to introduce fresh air into the building envelope through an intake damper that is controlled by the microprocessor-based ventilation control interface. 


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Small Contractors Find Ways to Compete With Big Firms

Reputation, Referrals Key to Overcoming Size Factor
November 11, 2013

When it comes to operating in a major metropolitan area, how much does size matter? 


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ACCA Examines Performance Contracting

Meetings Focus on Comprehensive Contracting Energy Solutions
November 11, 2013

Home- and building-performance contracting is gaining momentum, as illustrated by the recent ACCA Building Performance Forum sponsored by The NEWS. The second annual event saw a 19 percent increase in contractor attendance.


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Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems: Condensing Gas Furnace

November 11, 2013

Featuring a four-way multipoise design for upflow, downflow, or horizontal installation, the Preferred™ 92S (922SA) condensing gas furnace has a cabinet height of 35 inches, which is short enough for taller coils, but still allows enough room for installation and service, said the company. 


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Facts + Figures: Residential Storage Water Heater Shipments Up 22.7 Percent in August

November 11, 2013

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


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Oct. 30, 2013: August A/C Shipments Down, Heat Pump Shipments Up

Year-to-Date Heat Pump Shipments Up 16 Percent
October 30, 2013
United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 500,813 units in August 2013, down 2.9 percent from 515,530 units shipped in August 2012, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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Busting Customers’ Radiant Heating Myths

Customer Misconceptions Stem from Lack of Awareness, Fear of High Cost
October 28, 2013

Some customers consider radiant heating a new and untested technology, while others categorize it as a luxury beyond what they can afford. Either way, industry leaders agree it’s time to bust these myths and introduce radiant heat to the masses

 


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Hydronics Propels Technology Forward

Integration with HVAC, Energy Efficiency, Economy are Key Drivers
October 28, 2013

Once upon a time, air and water didn’t mix. But now, according to manufacturers in the hydronic and radiant heat market, there is an increasing move toward integrating hydronic and HVAC systems. 


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