HVAC Residential Market

HVACR Industry Invades Dallas for AHR Expo

February 18, 2013
The HVACR industry headed south in big numbers for the three-day Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) recently. According to show promoter International Exposition Company (IEC), the 2013 Expo broke the all-time Southwest record for the event.


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2013 AHR Expo Product Roundup: HVAC Residential Equipment

February 18, 2013

The NEWS staff was very busy at the AHR Expo in Dallas, seeking information on new products. Here is a comprehensive list of the HVAC residential equipment we found on the show floor.


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Falsken Water Systems Inc.: Tankless Water Heater Scale Prevention System

February 18, 2013
The RevFlo (no gauge) and the RevFlo-G (with a gauge) reversible flow units are additions to the Heater Treater® line of scale prevention systems for tankless water heaters. The units incorporate a newly created mounting bracket that can be adjusted on the head assembly of the housing, allowing the water to flow in either direction. 


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Energy Star for New Homes Flourishes

February 11, 2013

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed the rollout of version 3 of its Energy Star for New Homes program, and more HVAC contractors became involved in this process to certify efficient homes.


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Enertech Global LLC: Residential Outdoor Split Systems

February 11, 2013
The GeoComfort® Compass Series geothermal outdoor split system can be installed in new and existing homes. The space-saving footprint makes it an excellent choice for homes with minimal space for mechanical equipment, said the company. 


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EPA Further Tightens the R-22 Spigot

2013 Allocation Reduced to 39 Million Pounds
February 4, 2013
It appears as if the spigot of new R-22 available to HVACR contractors has been tightened even more in 2013. Users of the world’s most popular HCFC could expect close to 30 percent less of new R-22 this year than last, according to some reports.


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments Up Nearly 42 Percent in November

February 4, 2013
Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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The NEWS Tips its Hat to Best Contractors

Hard Work, Customer Service Define Winners
January 28, 2013
The NEWS proudly announces the winners of its annual “Best Contractor to Work for” contest. The NEWS is recognizing five companies, spread across the United States and Canada, for creating work environments that not only cater to customers, but also provide employees with opportunities for growth and development.


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Pennsylvania Home Gets Energy Overhaul

January 28, 2013

In the case of one Pennsylvania couple, haste to move on a “move-in condition” bi-level turned into a costly mistake. After dismissing the idea of a home inspection, the buyers quickly found themselves “throwing money into a bonfire.”


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Air Quality Dunrite Named as Canada’s Best

January 28, 2013

Just over a year ago, Air Quality Dunrite, Concord, Ontario, Canada, was a struggling company, experiencing recurring revenue losses and an uncertain future. Today, under the direction of new ownership, the company is thriving — emerging with a 7 percent net profit in 2012, and anticipated double-digit gains in 2013.


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