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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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DOE Seeking Information on Commercial Furnace Standards

Periodic Review is Energy Policy and Conservation Act Requirement
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a request for information to assess whether the existing energy-conservation standards for commercial warm-air furnaces should be amended.


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Contractors Applaud DOE Decision on Regional Standards

The DOE Will Not Enforce Standards While Settlement Agreement Still Pending
By Matt Bishop
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While contractors are admittedly embracing this temporary sense of certainty, they’re still left with more questions than answers.


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Seasonal Tune-Ups Help Minimize Problems

By Jack Sine
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Most people schedule a preseason tune-up for their air conditioning system before the hot weather starts. If they did the same for their furnaces before the heating season, this complaint could be prevented. 


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