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Ductless Market Will Continue to Grow

Manufacturers Weigh In on Future of Ductless
By Angela D. Harris
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Once considered an overseas staple and domestic add-on, ductless HVAC equipment is now pushing the limits of the add-on market and spilling into contractors’ businesses as a primary system option.


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Contractors Embrace Growing Ductless Market

By Angela D. Harris
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Many contractors agree that ductless equipment is bound to increase in popularity. Those that are installing mini-splits are utilizing the option as a way to boost their bottom lines and provide the customer with yet another comfort solution.


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Service Experts Welcomes New Ownership

American Capital Ltd. Acquires National Residential Contractor
By Matt Bishop
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The company, which was divested by Lennox Intl. Inc. on March 22, was acquired by American Capital Ltd., a private equity firm and global asset manager.


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Seasonal Tune-Ups Help Minimize Problems

By Jack Sine
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Most people schedule a preseason tune-up for their air conditioning system before the hot weather starts. If they did the same for their furnaces before the heating season, this complaint could be prevented. 


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Distributors Teaching Ductless Advantage

Companies Find Success in Selling, Supporting Ductless Technology
By Angela D. Harris
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Ductless distributors, from Hawaii to the mainland, are finding value in supplying and supporting ductless equipment. 


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Facts + Figures: Commercial Gas Water Heater Shipments Up 24 Percent in February

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Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Metal-Fab Inc.: Type-B Gas Vent

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A full line of Type-B gas vents is designed for quick installation on any residential job. 


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Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division: VRF Zoning Outdoor Unit

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The variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) zoning S-Series cooling and heating system outdoor unit PUMY-P60 Model is designed for homes and light commercial spaces. 


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DOE Will Not Enforce Regional Standards

Enforcement Put on Hold Until Court Rules on Pending Settlement Agreement
By Herb Woerpel
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A rule requiring all nonweatherized gas furnaces in the northern region adhere to a minimum 90 percent AFUE standard beginning May 1 will not be immediately enforced. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) declared that enforcement of the rule will not be pursued until the U.S. Court of Appeals rules on a pending lawsuit settlement agreement.


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Regional Standards Timeline

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A chronological list of events involving the regional standards rulemaking process and subsequent lawsuit.


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