HVAC Residential Market

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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Falsken Water Systems Inc.: Tankless Water Heater Scale Prevention System

The RevFlo (no gauge) and the RevFlo-G (with a gauge) reversible flow units are additions to the Heater Treater® line of scale prevention systems for tankless water heaters. The units incorporate a newly created mounting bracket that can be adjusted on the head assembly of the housing, allowing the water to flow in either direction. 


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Haier America: Duct-Free Split Units

Duct-free mini-split models are available in 9,000, 12,000, 18,000, and 24,000 Btu, and come in ratings to 20 SEER. The 17 and 19 SEER Series are heat pump models and use inverter technology to achieve even greater energy savings and lower levels of noise and vibration.


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AHR Expo Provides Stage for New Products

The NEWS staff was very busy at the AHR Expo in Dallas, seeking information on new products. Here is a comprehensive list of everything we found on the show floor.


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