HVAC Residential Market

Mascots Create Brand Awareness

Living caricatures help small contracting businesses engage their communities

Mascots, when properly deployed, can be a great asset to your business. Just ask the companies behind Mr. Peanut, the Energizer Bunny, or, most recently, the Aflac duck — these well-known characters have helped create brand awareness among consumers. 


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WaterFurnace Hits the Road

Manufacturer highlights its 5 Series geo heat pump and Symphony equipment

WaterFurnace Intl. Inc. recently brought its Home Comfort Tour to Columbus, Ohio, to unveil two new products: a 5 Series hydronic geothermal heat pump that features vapor injection technology and the Symphony Home Comfort System.


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Creating a Successful Culture

Hire the best and hold all employees accountable for their actions

Making sure the right employees are in place, hiring based on quality rather than need, adding value for employees by implementing merit-based programs and systems that reward them for doing great work, delegating, and clearly communicating company goals are essential parts of a successful culture. 


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Daikin North America LLC: Ductless System

The 19 Series replaces the KE Series, offering higher SEER capabilities (up to 19 SEER versus 18), greater heating efficiency (9 HSPF versus 8.2), and an improved drain pan design allowing for better drainage and cold weather operation. 


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House Members Urge DOE to Revise 92% Furnace Rule

New standard would place 'unnecessary burden' on homeowners

On June 8, 121 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz urging him and his agency to reconsider DOE’s recent proposed 92 percent AFUE nationwide residential furnace standard. 


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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