HVAC Residential Market

Business Reinvestments Pay Dividends

For a company that’s been in business 118 years, making upgrades isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. That’s why Butch Welsch, president of Welsch Heating & Cooling Co., St. Louis, always makes sure to stick to one key principle despite the rapidly changing times we live in: First impressions are everything.


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Manufacturers Predict Slow Growth in 2013

Shipments of HVAC equipment increased marginally in 2012, reported the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). 


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Contractors Optimistic About Year Ahead

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is forecasting that single-family starts will grow 22 percent in 2013 and that single-family construction will grow another 30 percent in 2014.


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Distributors Take Wait-And-See Approach

Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) recently announced that while HVACR average distributor sales declined 1.8 percent in December 2012, they increased 5.6 percent for the year. 


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Contractor Finds Success in Offering IAQ Solutions

At Action Air, the customer is always the No. 1 priority, and being attentive to their needs is essential to a successful service business. But pairing that attentiveness with smart business sense is also necessary.


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Contractors Address Hurricane Damage

Many businesses in the area were severely damaged, but that didn’t stop contractors from immediately heading back out into the field to help customers in need.


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Enertech Global LLC: Residential Geothermal Outdoor Split Systems

The GeoComfort® Compass Series geothermal outdoor split system can be installed in new and existing homes. The space-saving footprint makes it an excellent choice for homes with minimal space for mechanical equipment, said the company. 


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments Up 5 Percent in December

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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Contractor Basks in Benefits of High-End Sales

As the Portland, Ore. housing market headed toward all-time lows in 2007, Sky Heating & Air Conditioning had to make major changes to survive. The end result, a total transformation into a growing company focused almost entirely on selling high-end, high-efficiency products like 16 SEER heat pump and geothermal heat pump systems. 


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ACCA Honors Top Contractors

“My intention was to just run a small shop and eek out enough of a living to support my family,” Magic Touch Mechanical owner Rich Morgan said. “But, as fate would have it, along with a little bit of luck and hard work mixed together, we just continued to grow.


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