HVAC Residential Market

Stoking Interest in Biomass Furnaces

November 26, 2012
Renewable energy generated by solar, wind, and geothermal technology has garnered a lot of attention lately, but residential biomass central heating systems have not enjoyed the same exposure. What’s holding biomass back?


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Rules May Boost Standard Furnace Sales

November 26, 2012
Barring any changes stemming from the pending lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE), the new regional efficiency standards for residential furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps are scheduled to become effective May 1, 2013. What does that mean for you?


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Rotobrush® International LLC: Insulation Blower

November 26, 2012
The RotoStorm II™ insulation blower can help contractors who offer insulation installation save customers money on their energy bills and take advantage of new homeowner tax credits, said the company. Its two-piece construction offers easy portability and durability.


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Regional Standards Lawsuit Enters Mediation

November 19, 2012
A ruling to the pending regional standards lawsuit may be less than a month away. American Public Gas Association (APGA) executive vice president Dave Schryver confirmed that the lawsuit, APGA v. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has entered mediation and that an agreement between the two parties could occur very soon.


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Shedding Light on VRF Misconceptions

November 19, 2012
Since variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology is still relatively new in the United States, many contractors lack a full understanding about VRF equipment. But experts on these systems are striving to dispel false impressions and provide training opportunities for contractors who want to learn about VRF.


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Contractors Offer VRF Advice

November 19, 2012
Various areas of the U.S. HVACR industry are considering variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology these days. What are contractors saying about it?


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Finding Home Performance Profitable

November 19, 2012
Home performance contracting is more than just an industry buzzword for the team at Minnick’s Heating, Cooling, Energy Solutions, and Insulation. Why did the three owners decide to start focusing on the home performance market?


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ClimateMaster Inc.: Water-Source Heat Pumps

November 19, 2012
The Tranquility® 22 Two-Stage Compact (TY) Series water-source heat pumps exceed ASHRAE 90.1 efficiencies with two-stage operation. They also use EarthPure® (HFC-410A) zero ozone depletion refrigerant. They are available in sizes 2 through 5 tons with multiple cabinet options (vertical upflow and horizontal).


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Troubleshooting a Wimpy Steam Heater

November 19, 2012
So there’s this steam unit heater that won’t put out what it’s supposed to put out. It’s wimpy. The guy with the problem is telling me about it and he’s gesturing like he’s swatting bees. What is a contractor to do?


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Facts + Figures: Shipments A Mixed Bag in August

November 19, 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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