Efficiency investments are projected to generate more than a quarter million new hires in 2016
July 13, 2016
Energy efficiency is driving innovation in policies, practices, and technologies, and with that is becoming much more significant to our economy, noted speakers at the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum, held at the National Press Club in Washington, District of Columbia, cosponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association.
June winner was GM Mechanical Contractors from Somers Point, New Jersey
July 13, 2016
HVACR distributor, R.E. Michel Co. Inc., and Honeywell are sponsoring a three-month promotion in June, July, and August. Contractors have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Professional Bull Riders Finals in Las Vegas.
Driven by rising growth of the construction industry coupled with increasing demand for HVAC systems
July 12, 2016
The global HVAC insulation market is forecast to grow from $3.30 billion in 2015 to $5.29 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.20 percent, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Advancements in technology have extended the life cycle of virtually every product in the industry while at the same time are creating a need to replace equipment more frequently in order to take advantage of the most efficient offerings in the marketplace.
While there are pros and cons to offering extended warranties, most contractors agree offering this added assurance differentiates themselves from their competition and makes them that much more valuable to customers.
And, when it’s time to hit the books, HVAC distributors can be a great resource, as many offer specific product training from their vendors as well as general HVAC skills, troubleshooting, and even some business management courses for their contractor dealers.
Once largely dismissed by the education community, there is no doubt that online learning is becoming more mainstream across the U.S. To meet the growing demand for online training, many organizations have been expanding their online training libraries.
I was thinking about how we’ve grown so used to central heating and, with the exception of an occasional cleaning, pretty much ignore our boilers and heating systems when the weather gets hot and sticky. I wondered if it had always been this way...
Residential momentum continues, commercial is stable
July 11, 2016
The U.S. residential HVAC market is forecast to see significant growth due to lower unemployment and gas prices, coupled with higher consumer confidence and pent-up demand. The commercial HVAC market is expected to see more steady growth.
Credit provides 25 percent up to $5,000 for GHP installations
July 11, 2016
Geothermal heat energy is part of Assembly Bill 10342 — the New York State Climate & Community Protection Act, which would cut greenhouse gases by 100 percent by 2050 with an interim goal of 50 percent by 2030. The legislation promotes renewable energy, including GHPs.