HVAC Residential Market

HVAC Manufacturers Expect Modest Gains in 2014

Most Expect Economy to Still Be a Concern This Year

The latest report from Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) indicates that 2013 will likely end on a positive note.


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Energy Shortage Triples Propane Prices

Frigid Weather, Temperatures Cripple Supplies in Midwest, Northeast US

A gallon of the liquefied, flammable hydrocarbon (HC) gas that sold for $1 last year has risen nearly four-fold in cost.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Alliance Supports Covering HFCs under Montreal Protocol

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has announced its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs.


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Contractors Looking to Hire in 2014

Business Growth Leads to Need for More Workers

Contractors' workloads are increasing, and they need to hire more employees to be able to meet the needs of their customers.


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HVAC Contractors Hopeful Heading Into 2014

Although Economy is Improving, Hurdles Remain for Many During Recovery

While contractors' outlooks can vary depending on a lot of factors, they generally have a positive outlook on 2014.


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Distributors Delight in HVAC Equipment Replacement Growth

Sluggish Recovery Still a Concern

HARDI's latest report showed modest sales growth of 3.6 percent for November 2013, which is less than the 6 percent growth reported for November 2012. 


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Bristol, Torad Form Agreement

Companies to Develop, Promote Torad’s Spool Compressor Technology

Bristol Compressors Intl. Inc. and Torad Engineering LLC have entered into a joint agreement for the development and commercialization of Torad’s patented spool machine technology for residential and light commercial air conditioning applications. 


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Johnson Controls: Mini-Split A/C Units, Heat Pumps

Mini-split air conditioners and heat pumps have been added to the Luxaire Acclimate™ and LX Series. 


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Feb. 21, 2014: Alliance Petitions EPA for Tighter Restrictions on HFCs

Measure Should Promote Refrigerant Recycling, Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seeks to include HFCs under the provisions of Title VI, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act intended to reduce refrigerant gas emissions.


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AHR Expo Showcases New HVACR Products

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Here is a comprehensive list of everything we found on the show floor. 


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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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