While certain provisions within the House and/or Senate versions of the bill have received support from industry and environmental organizations, many differences exist between the House and Senate versions of the bill that must be reconciled during conferencing.
Millennials are price-sensitive, as cost has the greatest influence on their purchase decisions above all other factors, including quality, brand, store, and availability. So, they may not be willing to pay more for the higher efficiency HVAC systems that they claim to want.
In addition to the final determination stating that the DOE will now regulate portable air conditioners, the agency also issued new rules for test procedures for portable air conditioners and is currently developing energy conservation standards for these units.
Mark Kuntz, senior vice president, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division, shares with our HVAC contractor readers the ductless technology trends he is seeing from a manufacturer’s perspective and what contractors can do to sell the product.
The winners are ‘examples of how to take care of customers and run a successful business’
June 24, 2016
IERNA’s Heating & Cooling Inc. of Lutz, Florida, was named the Bryant Dealer of the Year during the annual Bryant Dealer Rally in Indianapolis. In addition to the Dealer of the Year, Bryant also announced its 15 Medal of Excellence winners.
Features Lennox HVAC equipment, Rinnai tankless water heater
June 24, 2016
PulteGroup Inc. announced it has completed construction of its zero net energy (ZNE) home prototype in Northern California. The new Pulte home, which is designed to generate as much energy as it uses, will be monitored for 12 months to evaluate its performance and identify opportunities for future enhancements.
Winning products are designed to enable users to optimize comfort and control in their homes
June 23, 2016
American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has received two Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) 2015 Platinum Awards. The AccuComfort™ Platinum 18 Air Conditioner and the Gold 824 Smart Control have both been recognized with ADEX awards, recognizing them for superior design.
Designed to drive more homeowner sales leads to contractors
June 22, 2016
Noritz America has unveiled an upgraded version of its 13-year-old PROCard trade incentive program, going beyond rebates-for-purchases to offer a robust lead-generation service for HVAC and plumbing contractors.