HVAC Residential Market

RectorSeal: Mini-Split Evaporator Cleaning Kit

RectorSeal® Corp. is introducing the Desolv™ Cleaning Kit, a quick and convenient kit for the cleaning and post clean-up of all ductless mini-split air conditioner evaporator coils and blower fan blades. 


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Westinghouse: Gas/Electric Packaged System

Westinghouse’s R8HE gas/electric packaged system is now available in a downflow configuration. The R8HE is said to be the first condensing gas/electric packaged unit for residential applications and offers a heating efficiency of 95 percent AFUE.


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Westinghouse: Geothermal Heat Pump

The Westinghouse EarthDirEX™ 19+ EER, 3.9+ COP geothermal direct geoexchange heat pump is said to require less drilling than other geothermal systems. Also, there is no earth-to-water heat exchanger component, so the heat pump transfers heat more efficiently. 


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Is Crowdfunding a Viable Startup Option?

HVAC Companies Consider Alternative Fundraising through Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and Others

Companies are looking at this alternative method of financing in order to bring all kinds of new products to market, including products for the HVAC market.


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The Imprint of the 2012 Residential Boiler Standards

Automatic Temperature Adjusting Mechanism Among the Biggest Adjustments

The standards, which were set by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007 and implemented Sept. 1, 2012, required residential gas hot water boilers to meet a minimum AFUE of 82 percent; gas steam boilers, 80 percent; oil hot water boilers, 84 percent; and oil steam boilers, 82 percent.


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Rhode Island Mansion Pumps Up its Efficiency

Updated Circulator Pump Offers Immediate Benefits

Inside the 15,000-square-foot house, the state-of-the-art heating system — complete with Wi-Fi and remote programming capabilities — is powered by a Bell & Gossett (B&G) pump system.


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Innovation Award Winners Take a Bow

AHR Expo Honors New Products

Representing all major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were honored in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jan. 26-28 event in Chicago. 


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Illustrious AHR Expo Returns to the Midwest

HVAC’s Premier Event Scheduled for Jan. 26-28 in Chicago

Considered to be the premier event in the HVACR industry, the AHR Expo is the place where contractors, engineers, and other building professionals meet to learn about new products.


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ASHRAE to Address Industry’s Big Needs

Conference Will Focus on Big Projects, Big Results

The conference, along with the AHR Expo, are historically ASHRAE’s best-attended events, giving attendees from around the world the opportunity to discuss the latest topics in the building industry.


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My Two Cents: The Evolution of Our Maintenance Agreement Program

Service Contracts Help Preserve a Company’s Future

If you follow these steps diligently and patiently, you will find the effort will bring returns many times over. Just remember, you are not trying to make a killing with your maintenance agreements, you are simply preserving your company’s future for many years ahead.


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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