HVAC Residential Market

Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 36 Percent in April

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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DOE Launches NGDS Geothermal Data Project

National Geothermal Data System Platform Puts Geothermal Data on Display

The online open-source platform facilitates the discovery and use of geothermal data, enabling researchers to accelerate geothermal energy development. 


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Craigslist Classifieds and the Contractor

Online Forum Offering At-Your-Own-Risk Employment, Distribution Opportunities

To help shine a light on Craigslist, The NEWS reached out to a number of contractors and distributors to determine, “What role does Craigslist have in the HVACR industry?” 


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NIBE to Acquire WaterFurnace

One of the Leading Heat Pump Manufacturers in Europe to Purchase North American Manufacturer

WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. and NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby NIBE will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of WaterFurnace by way of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.


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Mega Homes Require Thought, Planning

Large House Projects Present Challenges and Opportunities, Offer Grand Return on Investment

Working on these mega homes is a great opportunity for HVAC contractors, but there can also be many challenges in this line of work. 


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Many HVAC Options for High-End Projects

Customers Choose Top-of-the-Line Equipment to Meet Needs

Whether building a new house or retrofitting an existing one, homeowners have numerous options to choose from when it comes to HVAC equipment. 


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DOE Seeks Committee Members for Regional Standards Enforcement

Deadline for Negotiating a Proposed Rule is Oct. 30

Written comments and request to be appointed as members of the working group should be submitted within 14 days after the date of publication. 


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Going Deep On Energy Retrofits

Extensive Work Results in Significant Energy Savings

Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home. 


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Buying Your Competition is Not so Easy

Fair Market Value is Only 1 Part of the Equation

Once you’ve made the decision to buy a business, buy into a business, or sell your business, you need to prepare yourself. 


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Home-Performance Bolsters Business

Company Profiting on Patient, Accurate Work

Bolton said adding home-performance work has absolutely made his company better, helping build it to more than $2 million in annual revenue.


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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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