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Duct Dynasty: Why That Oversized System Works Great

Show Consumers Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

How can the homeowner be comfortable with a piece of equipment that would condition twice the amount of house? The answer lies in the true performance of the HVAC system.


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments Up Nearly 26 Percent in October

Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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The Science of HVAC Efficiency Ratings

Specific Formulas Clearly Define System Precision

With a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms now available to describe the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment, contractors have all the information necessary to educate their customers about how their systems will perform when installed correctly.


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Carrier Corp.: Variable-Speed Gas Furnace

With up to 80 percent AFUE, the Performance™ 80 58CTW is a two-stage, var-iable-speed gas furnace. 


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Johnson Controls Inc.: Modulating Gas-Fired Furnaces

Part of the Luxaire® Acclimate™ Series, the LP9C modulating gas-fired furnaces are compact units that employ induced combustion, hot surface ignition, and high heat transfer aluminized tubular heat ex-changers. 


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NEWS Panel Highlights Smartest Products

Contractor Board Shares Insight into the Most Intelligent Products They Install

We asked the contractors on our editorial advisory board to share which products they believe truly deserve to be called smart — and why.


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Smart HVAC Products Getting Even Smarter

Consumer Expectations Set Trends for More Data, Connected Solutions

As technology is becoming increasingly accessible and interconnected, consumer demand is fueling the rise of intelligent products in the HVAC marketplace.


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments Up Nearly 18 Percent in September

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


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Top Tips for Upselling Furnaces

Contractors Share Their Strategies for Selling More Expensive Units

Well-trained comfort consultants should not only point out all the benefits that come with a properly installed, highly efficient furnace, but they should take the opportunity to build trust with the homeowners so they feel comfortable investing in a more expensive system.


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Distributor Info Adds to HVACR Equation

Unitary, Mid-Year Reports Showcase Equipment Trends

The “HARDI Unitary HVAC Market Share Report” provides market share data and analysis detailing unitary sales based on product efficiency for both ducted and ductless cooling equipment, as well as furnaces and boilers. 


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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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