HVAC Residential Market

Business Has Upturn in Economic Downturn

September 24, 2012
Buying a new construction-oriented HVAC contracting business in Indianapolis in 2007 was very risky, but growing that $2 million business during an economic downturn into a $27 million contracting giant in five years is almost beyond belief. How was it done?


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Facts + Figures: Commercial Electric and Gas Storage Water Heater Shipments Up in June

September 24, 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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Technology Takeover: Thermostats and Controls

September 17, 2012
The advent of technology is at its most apparent in the world of thermostats and controls. Manufacturers are developing equipment that can be accessed and operated from Internet-enabled devices on the other side of the world. This article provides a sample of some of today’s latest thermostats and controls.


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Finding New Ways to Deal With Moisture

September 17, 2012
The problem of unwanted moisture in HVACR systems has been an industry evil for years. How to deal with it is resulting in a widening range of solutions. To the familiar approaches of using filter driers, nitrogen purges, and multiple evacuations, manufacturers are adding use of sealants as well as dehydrating and activating agents.


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A Contractor’s View of R-410A

September 17, 2012
Amidst all the talk about refrigerants such as HCs, HFOs, and CO2, the vast majority of contractors are still working on HFC and HCFC systems. With that in mind, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, contractor Brian Baker of Custom Vac Ltd., offers some perspectives on the familiar refrigerants of R-410A and R-22. 


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Don’t Give Away Your Summer Profits

September 17, 2012
Now that you are basking in what hopefully has been several profitable months, I’m here to give a reality check. We don’t want to give away in the last three or four months of the year all that we worked so hard to earn.


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Problems with People at Work Could be Generational

September 17, 2012
If your company is experiencing personnel issues, productivity challenges, dysfunctional work teams or all of the above, it could be caused by the generational clash between two age groups that make up the largest segments of the workforce. How do you deal with it?


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Heating Showcase: 2012 New Residential Products

September 10, 2012
This Heating Showcase photo feature provides in-depth information on the features of each individual unit and also includes technical support information from the manufacturers.


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Daikin Acquires Goodman for $3.7 Billion

September 10, 2012
What has been long rumored in the HVAC industry became official as Daikin Industries signed a definitive agreement to acquire Goodman Global Group for $3.7 billion. The companies hope the agreement will give the Japanese company even more of a presence in North America.


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New Products Emphasize Comfort and Efficiency

September 10, 2012
Every year The NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands.


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