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Touting the Benefits of Residential Geothermal HVAC Systems

Industry Groups Educate Homeowners About GHPs
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Optimism remains high that the federal government will extend existing tax credits beyond 2016, and local utilities and state governments will start (or continue) offering incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in GHPs.


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Perfecting Residential Geothermal HVAC Design, Installation

Better Training Leads to Fewer Problems when Installing Geothermal
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Fortunately, more information is now available to help contractors avoid making costly mistakes when designing or installing GHP systems.


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A Look at Today’s Geothermal Heat Pumps

New Residential Geothermal Products Feature Higher Efficiencies, Renewable Qualities
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and, often, water heating. 


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Bosch Thermotechnology: Residential Gas-fired Boiler

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Bosch has replaced its Buderus GC124 residential gas-fired boiler with the new precision cast GC144 boiler, a compact Energy Star-compliant boiler capable of delivering best-in-class 85 percent AFUE. 


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up 20 Percent in May

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Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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HVAC Residential Equipment: Efficiency, Installation Ease Grab Awards

Rheem Professional Prestige™ Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Wins Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC residential equipment category.


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High-Efficiency Residential Equipment: Game Changers Introduced to Market

Fujitsu General America Inc.’s Halcyon Mini-Split Heat Pump System Wins Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment category.


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Multitasking Contractors Share Expertise with Peers

Contractors Find Success in Consulting
By Matt Bishop
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No matter the means, there does seem to be a market for contractors who are interested in helping other contractors. 


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Back to Basics for Residential Companies

Answer the Call, Regardless of the Hour or Day
By Michael Cassity
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We have all heard the cliché “evolve or die” thousands of times, and it’s absolutely true. But evolving in and of itself, or evolving just for the sake of evolving, is not enough. 


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The Demise of HVAC Customer Service

P.S., It’s the Customer’s Fault
By Steven L. Dobbins
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It’s not just the “me” generation that has caught up to all of us. The self-respect generated by a job well done is the exception now, whereas it used to be the rule. Why? What changed?


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