Furnaces

July 16, 2013: CEE Proposes Changes to Residential Furnaces Specification

Proposal Includes a Third Tier of 97 Percent AFUE
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The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is considering changes to its specification on nonweatherized gas furnaces, and has requested comments from stakeholders, including the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Comments are due by July 22. 


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July 15, 2013: Heating Systems Workshop Set for September

Covers How to Properly Install, Maintain, and Troubleshoot Furnaces and Heat Pumps
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Technical Training Associates has announced its new “Heating Systems Workshop: Servicing Gas and Electric Furnaces & Heat Pumps, and Carbon Monoxide & Combustion Analysis Technician Certification,” scheduled for Sept. 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2013 in Phoenix.


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Jaga Climate Systems: Bench Radiators

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Each unit has additional flexibility with sizing and color options – the Panel Plus comes in more than 1,190 sizes and 70 different colors, allowing it to blend in with any interior or stand out as a striking contrast piece. 


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Facts + Figures: Gas Warm-Air Furnace Shipments Up in April

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


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Portable Market Revolutionized Through Rental Agreements

‘Unique’ Ability to Rent Helps Consumers in Need
By Matt Bishop
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When portable heating and cooling began to take off, it wasn’t because a new product came along and revolutionized the market, nor because the products received grand publicity for something. It was because manufacturers and distributors evolved the market.


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The IT Factor: Technology Transforms Portable Equipment

Computer Industry Helping Portable A/C Become ‘Viable Option’
By Matt Bishop
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Although the HVAC industry has been around for more than a century, portable heating and cooling is a relative rookie to the scene. Having just made a mark in the U.S. beginning in the 1980s, the market has continued to grow and evolve into what we see today.
 


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Portable Solutions Offer Reactive, Proactive Response to Bad Weather

Portable Industry Provides Confidence in Case of Emergency
By Matt Bishop
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According to Rob Shortt, vice president, Cold Air Products, Norfolk, Va., the portable heating and cooling sector is widely driven by inclement weather and the impending need for comfort.


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Building a Dream HVAC System

When Money is No Object, High-End HVAC Equipment Fits the Bill
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Customers looking to invest in more expensive heating and cooling systems have numerous options from which to choose, and most will result in better comfort and efficiency. But for that rare homeowner for whom money is no object, contractors may want to suggest manufacturer-recommended “dream” systems, all of which offer exceptional comfort, whisper-quiet operation, and super high efficiency.


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Ontario Mandates ECMs in Furnaces — Is US Next?

Some in HVAC Industry Worry Ontario Building Code Change Goes Too Far
By Jen Anesi
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Some worry the Ontario Building Code has gone too far and that the legislation may strip consumers of their options while decreasing profit margins for the HVAC contractors installing the equipment.


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Facts + Figures: Warm Air Furnace Shipments Increase Nearly 23 Percent in March

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


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