HVAC Residential Market

Contractors Prepare for Regional Standards

Emerson Survey Examines Contractor Awareness, Preparedness
June 2, 2014

This is the first in a two-part series of articles summarizing the State of HVAC survey Emerson conducted and is sharing exclusively with The NEWS. 


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Is HVAC in Need of Rebranding?

New Competition, Challenges Leading to New Business Models
June 2, 2014

In an effort to keep up with an ever-changing marketplace, contractors are taking steps to better position themselves before consumers, and industry associations are diversifying their offerings.


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Unico Inc.: Vertical Air Handler

June 2, 2014

The Vertical Air Handler for small-duct systems offers efficient, quiet operation, even in hard-to-cool areas. 


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Thermo Products LLC: Condensing Oil Furnace

June 2, 2014

A 95 percent AFUE oil condensing furnace, the OHC95, is Energy Star-qualified. 


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Burda Worldwide Technologies GmbH: Heating-Cooling Unit

June 2, 2014

The PerfectClime heating-cooling unit combines infrared and short-wave technology in one unit. 


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Heat Pumps Riding a Wave of Popularity

Shipments Grow by Double Digits, Trend Expected to Continue
May 26, 2014

Manufacturers had a lot to like about last year. According to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), shipments of equipment increased in just about every category in 2013. Especially notable were shipments of air-source heat pumps, which were up 16 percent over 2012.


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Heat Pumps Gaining Interest Nationwide

Contractors Boost Sales by Offering Energy-Efficient Options
May 26, 2014

Sales of air-source heat pumps used to be concentrated primarily in the Southern U.S., but that is changing as consumers become more aware of their energy-saving capabilities. In fact, in many markets, it may be more cost-effective to use an air-source heat pump for the majority of a homeowner’s heating and cooling needs.


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An Inside Look at ACCA’s Mix Groups

Industry Peer Groups Provide Valuable Lessons, Information
May 26, 2014

Inside a board room at a downtown hotel in Norfolk, Virginia, 13 contractors from around the country convened in search of ways to improve their businesses. It was a semi-annual meeting of the ACCA MIX Group “Nothing But Net.”


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WaterFurnace Hosts 2014 Annual Meeting

Annual WaterFurnace Gathering Draws Geothermal Contractors, Leaders to Fort Wayne
May 26, 2014

Nearly 300 WaterFurnace dealers and employees from across the country mixed business with pleasure at the company’s annual meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The three-day event included a minor league baseball game and featured a mix of informative presentations, factory tours, and educational breakout sessions.


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Knowledge is Power in HVAC Zoning

Education is Paving the Path to Zoning Prosperity
May 19, 2014

Zoning manufacturers are taking the initiative to make zoning an attractive option for contractors.


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The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

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