With nothing more than his plumbing license and a promise to his wife that things would be better, Alan O’Neill packed up his family, left Ireland, landed in Texas, and eventually started Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Houston.
California location will retain Greenstar brand, Las Vegas location will be consolidated
January 15, 2016
American Residential Services (ARS), a national provider of HVAC and plumbing services, announced it has acquired the assets of Greenstar Home Services. Greenstar has two locations operating out of Orange, California, and Las Vegas, which provide homeowners with HVAC and plumbing services, installation, and repair.
The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo in 10 categories. The winning products are selected from numerous entries by a panel of judges consisting of ASHRAE members who evaluated the products based on innovation, application, value to the user, and market impact.
The AHR Expo, which began more than 85 years ago, is held annually in key markets and major cities across the U.S., hosting close to 2,000 exhibitors and crowds of more than 60,000 industry professionals. The event provides a unique forum for the HVACR community to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas.
With eight tracks, 100 sessions, and more than 300 speakers, the technical program at ASHRAE’s 2016 Winter Conference is bound to impress attending engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and building professionals. The technical program will have a fresh feel with new tracks focused on design-build practices, cutting-edge technologies, and residential systems.
Demand for energy-efficient systems produces gains
January 11, 2016
Analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the global HVAC equipment market earned revenues of $80.67 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $108.93 billion in 2020, despite the market’s maturity. The study covers unitary equipment, applied equipment, chillers, heat pumps, and ductless systems.
Everything is bigger in Texas — at least that’s how the idiom goes. It holds true for Samsung HVAC, which held its annual sales meeting at The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. The event drew more than 500 attendees — drastically more than attended last year’s event.