HVAC Residential Market

Contractor Showcases Intelligent Home

December 10, 2012
Hugh Joyce, owner of James River Air Conditioning in Richmond, Va., initially wanted to create a place to showcase some innovative and energy-efficient products. However, after a year of planning and construction he opened something much greater. What is it?


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International Comfort Products: Single-Stage Gas Furnaces

December 10, 2012
Designed to offer easier installation and service and improved reliability, the line of Heil® 95.5 and 92.1 percent AFUE Performance Series gas furnaces feature a dual-vent design to allow one- or two-pipe installation. The single-stage furnaces feature multispeed, pre-lubricated permanent split capacitor (PSC) blower motors.


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Going from Push to Pull to Profits

December 10, 2012
In an earlier article, I shared that during a break at a seminar for business owners, I’d explained my “push > pull” theory to three traditional business owners. Read to find out what this theory is.


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Contractors Learn How to Build Value

December 10, 2012
Contractors from around the country converged on Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for the Nexstar Network’s Super Meeting. The meeting was titled “Customers First” and included informative sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.


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Conference Teaches Demand Development

December 10, 2012
Is America approaching a fiscal cliff? That depends on who you talk to. Find out what Alan Beaulieu and other keynote speakers had to say at the 2012 HARDI Annual Conference.


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Facts + Figures: Shipments Down Except for Commercial Electric Water Heaters

December 10, 2012
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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Retrofitting with HFCs

December 3, 2012
Now, more than ever, the industry has been looking for alternatives to R-22 to keep the huge existing base of R-22 equipment up and running. More reclamation has been one option. But at the same time, attention is being paid to a large number of HFC refrigerants that can be retrofitted into R-22 equipment.


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Retrofit Round-up: Plenty of Options

December 3, 2012
Because no one HFC refrigerant can be retrofitted efficiently into the entire range of R-22 equipment, a wide and sometimes changing variety of HFCs have entered the market. The NEWS contacted a number of refrigerant manufacturers asking them to discuss some of their most popular HFCs for R-22 retrofits.


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IGSHPA Advocates Geothermal Future

December 3, 2012
“We aren’t green, we’re gold.” That was the message being sent from speakers and trainers at the 2012 International Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s (IGSHPA’s) technical conference and expo. What else happened at the conference?


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What’s Ahead for Oil Furnaces

November 26, 2012
Some contractors claim they have been converting oil equipment to natural gas at a record pace. But that doesn’t mean oil furnaces will fade from the marketplace, as there are many areas that have limited access to natural gas. In addition, it can be expensive to convert, and new oil furnaces can provide better comfort and higher efficiencies.


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