HVAC Residential Market

Rinnai America Corp.: Direct Vent Wall Furnaces

March 3, 2014

The five EnergySaver® direct-vent wall furnaces do not rely on ductwork to distribute heat. 


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HVAC Manufacturers Expect Modest Gains in 2014

Most Expect Economy to Still Be a Concern This Year
February 24, 2014

The latest report from Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) indicates that 2013 will likely end on a positive note.


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Energy Shortage Triples Propane Prices

Frigid Weather, Temperatures Cripple Supplies in Midwest, Northeast US
February 24, 2014

A gallon of the liquefied, flammable hydrocarbon (HC) gas that sold for $1 last year has risen nearly four-fold in cost.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Alliance Supports Covering HFCs under Montreal Protocol

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs
February 24, 2014

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has announced its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs.


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Contractors Looking to Hire in 2014

Business Growth Leads to Need for More Workers
February 24, 2014

Contractors' workloads are increasing, and they need to hire more employees to be able to meet the needs of their customers.


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HVAC Contractors Hopeful Heading Into 2014

Although Economy is Improving, Hurdles Remain for Many During Recovery
February 24, 2014

While contractors' outlooks can vary depending on a lot of factors, they generally have a positive outlook on 2014.


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Distributors Delight in HVAC Equipment Replacement Growth

Sluggish Recovery Still a Concern
February 24, 2014

HARDI's latest report showed modest sales growth of 3.6 percent for November 2013, which is less than the 6 percent growth reported for November 2012. 


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Bristol, Torad Form Agreement

Companies to Develop, Promote Torad’s Spool Compressor Technology
February 24, 2014

Bristol Compressors Intl. Inc. and Torad Engineering LLC have entered into a joint agreement for the development and commercialization of Torad’s patented spool machine technology for residential and light commercial air conditioning applications. 


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Johnson Controls: Mini-Split A/C Units, Heat Pumps

February 24, 2014

Mini-split air conditioners and heat pumps have been added to the Luxaire Acclimate™ and LX Series. 


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Feb. 21, 2014: Alliance Petitions EPA for Tighter Restrictions on HFCs

Measure Should Promote Refrigerant Recycling, Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 21, 2014

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seeks to include HFCs under the provisions of Title VI, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act intended to reduce refrigerant gas emissions.


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