HVAC Residential Market

Study: Wireless Thermostats to Quadruple by 2017

Consumers Gain Comfort, Energy Management Control While HVAC Sales Climb
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Annual shipments of remote access and control thermostats that allow consumers to adjust temperature in homes via a smartphone or tablet will quadruple by 2017, as consumers aim for increased comfort in their residences, according to a report from IMS Research, now part of IHS.

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Rookie Owner Faces Challenges Head-On

HVAC Contractor Fulfills Dream of Being Self-Employed
By Matt Bishop
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With more than 30 years in the HVAC industry, he felt his skills weren’t being properly utilized. The time had come for a new challenge.

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Training Track: June 24, 2013

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The class will certify HVACR professionals to teach residential heating and cooling system design principles using standard-setting manuals and materials from ACCA’s environmental systems library.

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Contractors Challenged by Legalization of Marijuana

HVAC Hiring Practices Under Fire as Colorado, Washington Legalize Marijuana
By Matt Bishop

Colorado and Washington residents voted to legalize the drug last November and HVAC contractors in both states are examining hiring policies, as well as informing their employees of the dangers and risks of employment under the influence. 

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Nest Partnerships Create Opportunities

Certified Nest Installers Benefit from Thermostat Company’s New-age Success
By Jen Anesi
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While Nest continues to grow in popularity, contractors across the nation are discovering ways to benefit from that success by becoming certified Nest installers, adding a new breed of tech-savvy clientele to their customer base.

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ACCA Seeking Comments on Manual S

Deadline for Comments is June 24, 2013
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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) is seeking public review of BSR/ACCA 3 Manual S – 201x, Residential Equipment Selection, as a revised and re-designated industry standard.

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Rheem and Ruud Name Top Contractors of 2012

20 Residential Contractors Receive Honor
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Rheem and Ruud each named their top contractors for 2012.

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Residential Contractors: June 17, 2013

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Magic Touch Mechanical named to Top 10 HVAC contractor list; Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Rooter named a best small company to work for.

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Warm Weather Indicates Strong HVAC Cooling Season

Contractors Discuss Summer Weather, Storm Preparedness
By Angela D. Harris
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The cooling season has begun and HVAC contractors across the nation are gearing up for what meteorologists predict is going to be a hot summer. 

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Perseverance Key for Captain Mark Kelly

MCAA Annual Convention Includes Notable Keynote Speakers
By Mike Murphy
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Featured speakers during the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) annual convention conveyed a message about the importance of perseverance to success in professional and personal endeavors. The words of former astronaut and retired naval aviator Capt. Mark Kelly were no exception.

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