HVAC Residential Market

Home Connectivity — It’s Coming

August 20, 2012
HVAC contractors are working with a select group of homeowners looking to use their mobile devices to remotely control their indoor environment. It’s a niche market now but that should change significantly as more consumers with smart phones and tablets become aware of the remote control capability of HVAC thermostats and systems.


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Home Automation Equals More Customers

August 20, 2012
Bay Area Services, a successful HVAC contractor in Green Bay, Wis., is using Internet-connected door locks, security cameras, and thermostats as a means to an end: to build his customer list and increase sales on service calls.


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Smart Phones Drive Smart Home Market

August 20, 2012
The rapid increase in the use of iPhones, iPads, and countless mobile devices has had a major affect on HVAC products and technologies that enable homeowners to control temperature, humidity, and energy consumption in their homes from anywhere at any time of day.


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ClimateMaster Inc.: Geothermal Heat Pumps

August 20, 2012
The Tranquility® 30 Digital (TE) Series geothermal heat pumps integrate digital communicating controls, two-stage capacity, variable-speed fan, and variable-flow geothermal source functions within a single package. The series delivers up to 30 EER and 4.8 COP.


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Making the Distribution Channel Smoother

August 13, 2012
This article looks at some examples of what distributors are doing to be the supplier of choice to their valued HVAC contractor customers, including communication, inventory management, and the ordering process.


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Study: Global Demand for HVACR Rising

August 13, 2012
Demand for HVACR products looks to be rosy over the next several years, as HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment demand is expected to go up several percentage points through 2016, according to the studies World HVAC Equipment and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment from The Freedonia Group.


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Nuances of the Distribution Channel

August 13, 2012
To no one’s surprise, the way to successfully navigate the HVAC distribution channel is to have parts that are readily available for immediate shipment. It’s that simple. Or is it?


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Learning From Sting Operation

August 13, 2012
The NBC “Today” show recently showed a “sting” operation on air conditioning contractors. Since the program was aired, HVAC chat rooms have been filled with conversations. What’s the buzz about?


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Danfoss Symposium Examines Renewables

August 13, 2012
HVACR industry representatives, government officials, and energy aficionados convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the role renewable energy resources can play in the U.S. building sector during Danfoss’ 17th annual EnVisioneering Symposium. 


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Payne Heating & Cooling: A/C Unit, Heat Pump, Furnaces, Fan Coil

August 13, 2012
Five high-performance heating and cooling solutions for consumers, including a new air conditioner, a heat pump, two gas furnaces, and a fan coil, have been added to the company’s product line. The two-stage air conditioner achieves a cooling efficiency of up to 17.2 SEER.


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