HVAC Residential Market

International Comfort Products: Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners

August 6, 2012
A line of high-efficiency two-stage Heil® QuietComfort® DXT+ air conditioners and heat pumps features communicating capabilities when installed with the Observer™ communicating wall control. The units offer efficiencies up to 19 SEER and 14.2 EER when paired with select indoor equipment.


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Continuing Education Key to Contractor’s Success

July 30, 2012
Whether its students attending the vocational classes he teaches, or the customers he serves through Air Comfort Mechanical Inc., John Kuefler, 53, has made a golden career out of treating others the way he wants to be treated. But how does he make time for all of it?


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Contractor Excels in the Family Trade

July 30, 2012
While the acclaim of an accounting degree sounded great in his early 20s, Kenneth Buggay’s desire to get his hands dirty led him away from the office and into the service truck as an HVAC contractor.


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Johnson Controls Inc.: Condensing Units

July 30, 2012
The Luxaire® line of LX and Climasure™ Series of 14.5 SEER mid-efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps have been expanded with 1.5-ton condensing units. The design of the new 1.5-ton models reduces installation and maintenance costs with easy power and control wiring connections.


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Nordyne: Residential Air Handlers

July 30, 2012
Maytag®’s B6 air handlers include two types of evaporator coils to reduce – or eliminate – the No. 1 cause of coil leaks — formicary corrosion — said the company. The air handlers have all-aluminum evaporator coils and its Anteater™ technology.


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Facts + Figures: Gas Warm-Air Furnace, Gas Storage Water Heater Shipments Increase in May

July 30, 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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Growth Spurt Expected for Geothermal

July 23, 2012
Geothermal heat pump (GHP) sales have grown steadily in recent years, but manufacturers estimate that GHP installations account for only about 1 to 2 percent of the total market. As the economy improves, some industry experts predict sales of GHPs will command a far larger share of the market by 2016.


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Election Outcome and Industry Implications

July 23, 2012
What happens after the election? What impact will election results have on energy efficiency in general and the HVACR industry in particular?


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Carrier Corp.: Residential Gas Furnaces

July 23, 2012
The Infinity® 98 gas furnace line with Greenspeed intelligence operates at a gentle, low capacity up to 90 percent of the time. When combined with an Infinity control, the modulating gas valve in the Infinity 98 furnace can adjust heating output up and down through multiple stages in 1 percent increments.


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Marketing Magic: Don't Let Your Rank Tank

July 16, 2012
Oh, those funny people at Google. What once was a free online search service allowing billions of searchers to locate “nose hair trimmers in Cleveland” — at no cost to Nose Hair Clipper Depot — has morphed into an actual business. Are you prepared to navigate this new advertising model?


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