HVAC Residential Market

Bells, Whistles for Geothermal Heat Pumps

Manufacturers Introduce Features to Improve Comfort, Efficiency, Serviceability

With just three years left to encourage homeowners to invest in geothermal advances, manufacturers are pulling out all the stops by introducing new features on their GHPs, such as variable-speed technology and sophisticated controls, which they say will provide homeowners with better comfort, as well as lower energy consumption and operating costs.


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Complex Equipment: The Choice of a New Generation

Gen Y Recognized as Connected, Demanding, and Thrifty

This group, also known as Generation Y, was born between 1980 and 2000 and has a strong reputation for being tech savvy, environmentally aware, and cost conscious.


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Innovations Improve Installations

New Products, Techniques Available For Geothermal Installations

Each geothermal installation involves digging up a yard, laying hundreds of feet of pipe, and generally disrupting the lives of homeowners, but thanks to the innovative thinking of manufacturers and contractors, there are now new products and techniques that can enhance the installation experience for the homeowner, as well as the contractor.


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Residential Contractor: July 29, 2013

Climate Partners announces strategic alliance with Ross Solar Group.


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Interface Puts Plug-and-Play Control on Top

Carrier® Infinity® Remote Access Touch Control Wins Gold

Hailed for its improved contractor and homeowner interface, the Infinity® Remote Access Touch Control is considered the brains behind a Greenspeed™ intelligence system. 


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Saving Money for Customers, Contractors

Two Manufacturers Tie for Gold in HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment Category

Homeowners want to save money, which often also means saving energy when they purchase HVAC equipment. This leads consumers toward high-efficiency equipment. 


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System Hardware Connects Contractors, Customers, Equipment

icomfort Wi-Fi™ Earns Lennox International Gold Recognition

Over three years of research and development went into the creation of Lennox Intl.’s icomfort Wi-Fi™ thermostat. 


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Residential Contractors: July 22, 2013

Welsch Heating & Cooling Co. president receives award; The Cooling Co. receives honor; more HVAC residential contractor news briefs. 


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Making the Case for Healthier Homes

Identifying Sources and Solutions for Indoor Pollution

When people step inside their homes, they tend to feel safe and protected from the outdoor world — and completely unaware of the many sources of pollution affecting their indoor environments.


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Contractor Leverages Military Skills to Build Successful Business

Passion, Discipline, and Integrity Guide North Dakota HVAC Contractor

Steve Hutcherson, president and owner of Elite Heating & Air Inc., Wahpeton, N.D., savors the opportunity to make a difference.


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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