HVAC Residential Market

Heat Pumps Riding a Wave of Popularity

Shipments Grow by Double Digits, Trend Expected to Continue
By Joanna R. Turpin
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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
By Joanna R. Turpin
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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
By Matt Bishop
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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
By Jen Anesi
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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
By Matt Bishop
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Zoning manufacturers are taking the initiative to make zoning an attractive option for contractors.


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Contractors Boast the Benefits of Adding Insulation Services

Best Practices for Bringing Insulation In-House
By Kimberly Schwartz
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HVAC contractors specializing in home performance have found great growth opportunities through their added insulation services.


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AirTime 500 Group Sold to Executive, Member Investors

New Owners Hope to Grow the Organization
By Kyle Gargaro
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It is the second time in four years the organization has been sold. 


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Marketing Magic: What Will Maintenance Agreements Do for My Company?

Twelve Reasons Why Customers Need to Sign on the Dotted Line
By Adams Hudson
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A well-run maintenance agreement program can become your most reliable income stream


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Zoning Success Requires Time and Financial Commitment

Contractors Believe Zoning Market is Ripe
By Matt Bishop
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If done correctly, adding zoning services can be a worthwhile investment for HVAC contractors.


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Dallas Company Celebrates 110 Years

Four Generations of Family Ownership Lead Company
By Matt Bishop
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Dallas Plumbing has found its way through many hard times and hopes to be around for another 110 years.


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