HVAC Residential Market

New Vermont Law Encourages Geothermal Installs

New Law Allows State to Offer Monetary Incentives for Heat Pump Installations
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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently signed S 202, a bill that enables Vermont to encourage the installation of high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps.


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Direct Energy Launches HVAC Residential Leasing Program

Program Presents Opportunities for Homeowners, HVAC Contractors
By Jen Anesi
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The program targets homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC systems with little or no upfront cost and low monthly payments spread over a much longer payback period than most other financing options. 


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My Two Cents: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Develop a Routine and Implement it
By Butch Welsch
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As a contractor, you need to have systems in place to ensure the proper planning is done for every job. 


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The Flat Rate Debate

Contractors Discuss Which Pricing Strategies Work for Them
By Joanna R. Turpin
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There are pros and cons to both pricing strategies, which is why many contractors have determined a combination of the two makes the most sense.


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Swedish Manufacturer NIBE to Acquire WaterFurnace

WaterFurnace to Expand Commercial Geothermal Offerings in US, Abroad
By Jen Anesi
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Before announcing the purchase, WaterFurnace had been courted by other potential buyers for several months.


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Napoleon Fireplaces: Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

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The unit offers up to 30,000 Btu, a 1,000-square-inch viewing area, multiple firebox configurations, and electronic ignition with battery backup. 


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ClimateMaster Inc.: Geothermal Heat Pump

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The unit’s patent pending Q-Mode technology reuces hot water operating costs by providing fulltime, year-round domestic hot water heating at over 500 percent (5.0 COP) efficiency. 


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Trane Announces Voluntary Recall

Products Recalled Due to Potential Electrical Shock Hazard
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The company coordinated the recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and is offering free repairs for all consumers with an impacted unit.


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Goettl Building off Rock-solid Foundation

Company Capitalizing on New Leadership to the Tune of $20M in 2014
By Matt Bishop
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As the company celebrates its 75th anniversary, it is no longer in survival mode and is more focused on continued, long-term success. 


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Energy Advocates Gather at EE Global 2014

Alliance to Save Energy Launches ‘Energy 2030 On the Road’ Campaign
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Energy-efficiency leaders and advocates from around the world recently came together for the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, District of Columbia.  


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NEWSMakers: Jeremy Begley

Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. Posted on Sept. 12.

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