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Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems: Condensing Gas Furnace

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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

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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
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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
By Kimberly Schwartz
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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
By Kimberly Schwartz
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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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HVAC Contractor Zones in on Profits

Getting Out of New Construction Made Big Impact
By Matt Bishop
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With new construction tumbling with the economy, Marty Gildemeyer placed a new focus on service, replacement, and maintenance agreement work. Additionally, Gildemeyer discovered a new niche — zoning.


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RPA Seeks to Expand Radiant Market

New Executive Director Pushes for Awareness, Broader Perspective
By Kimberly Schwartz
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There’s a strong push to grow the hydronic and radiant market, and one of the forces behind that push is Mark Eatherton, the Radiant Professionals Alliance's new executive director.


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Millennials Motivate Employers

HVAC Contractors Look for Ways to Accommodate New Generation of Workers
By Joanna R. Turpin
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The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, numbers more than 80 million, and they are entering the workplace in greater numbers each year. For HVAC contractors, this trend is a mixed blessing. Younger workers are needed, but this generation comes with a unique set of challenges. 


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Fujitsu General America Inc.: Compact Cassettes, Slim Duct Systems

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The 9,000-, 12,000-, and 18,000-Btu single-zone line of compact cassettes and slim duct systems now fit a wider range of installations; they can be coupled with a single-zone heat pump or air conditioning unit as well as with a multi-zone outdoor condensing system. 


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Oct. 14, 2013: Higher Prices This Winter for Homes That Heat with Natural Gas

Heating Oil Prices Forecast to be Lower
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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook, the EIA expects higher prices this winter for homes that heat with natural gas, propane, and electricity. Home heating oil prices are expected to be lower than last winter.


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