Contractors started out 2017 feeling positive about short-term growth, according to ACCA, which reported its January 2017 Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) scored a 78 — up two points from its January 2016 rating.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not given any indication that it will target R-410A in residential applications, and under the Trump administration, the agency may perhaps be less aggressive than it was under the Obama administration and, therefore, less likely to push for additional refrigerant phasedowns.
Sales of HVAC equipment ticked upward in 2016, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which reported that 2016 year-to-date combined U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 7.6 percent over 2015 and shipments of gas warm-air furnaces increased 4.6 percent for the same time period.
According to the most recent report from Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), average sales for its distributor members increased by by 12.2 percent in January 2017, and the average annualized growth fort he 12 months through January 2016 was 9.2 percent.
The MagnaClean Micro2 features a patented magnetic filtration system that begins to capture and remove virtually all of the suspended iron oxide that collects in hydronic heating systems within minutes of installation.
Compatible with ColorTouch® and Explorer™ (formerly Voyager®) Wi-Fi residential and commercial thermostats, this wireless temperature sensor is designed to save energy while improving indoor comfort. It’s available throughout North America and can be used indoors or outdoors with the on-board sensor or an external sensor, such as the included duct sensor.
The Lyric C1 and C2 Wi-Fi Indoor Cameras are designed to monitor what’s happening, day or night, whether someone is home or away. The Lyric app provides access to livestreaming, recorded events, screenshots, and will send alerts when something is seen.