HVAC Residential Market

Residential Contractor: July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013

Air.Water.Energy. names new general manager.


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Generating Interest in High-End Solutions

HVAC Contractors See Surge in Standby Generator Sales
June 24, 2013

With installed costs starting at around $7,000, these are luxury items that not every homeowner can afford; however, contractors are reporting a surge in sales that they expect to continue for the foreseeable future.


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Building a Dream HVAC System

When Money is No Object, High-End HVAC Equipment Fits the Bill
June 24, 2013

Customers looking to invest in more expensive heating and cooling systems have numerous options from which to choose, and most will result in better comfort and efficiency. But for that rare homeowner for whom money is no object, contractors may want to suggest manufacturer-recommended “dream” systems, all of which offer exceptional comfort, whisper-quiet operation, and super high efficiency.


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Study: Wireless Thermostats to Quadruple by 2017

Consumers Gain Comfort, Energy Management Control While HVAC Sales Climb
June 24, 2013

Annual shipments of remote access and control thermostats that allow consumers to adjust temperature in homes via a smartphone or tablet will quadruple by 2017, as consumers aim for increased comfort in their residences, according to a report from IMS Research, now part of IHS.


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Rookie Owner Faces Challenges Head-On

HVAC Contractor Fulfills Dream of Being Self-Employed
June 24, 2013

With more than 30 years in the HVAC industry, he felt his skills weren’t being properly utilized. The time had come for a new challenge.


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Training Track: June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

The class will certify HVACR professionals to teach residential heating and cooling system design principles using standard-setting manuals and materials from ACCA’s environmental systems library.


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Contractors Challenged by Legalization of Marijuana

HVAC Hiring Practices Under Fire as Colorado, Washington Legalize Marijuana
June 17, 2013

Colorado and Washington residents voted to legalize the drug last November and HVAC contractors in both states are examining hiring policies, as well as informing their employees of the dangers and risks of employment under the influence. 


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Nest Partnerships Create Opportunities

Certified Nest Installers Benefit from Thermostat Company’s New-age Success
June 17, 2013

While Nest continues to grow in popularity, contractors across the nation are discovering ways to benefit from that success by becoming certified Nest installers, adding a new breed of tech-savvy clientele to their customer base.


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ACCA Seeking Comments on Manual S

Deadline for Comments is June 24, 2013
June 17, 2013

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) is seeking public review of BSR/ACCA 3 Manual S – 201x, Residential Equipment Selection, as a revised and re-designated industry standard.


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Rheem and Ruud Name Top Contractors of 2012

20 Residential Contractors Receive Honor
June 17, 2013

Rheem and Ruud each named their top contractors for 2012.


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