Air Conditioners

Jan. 5, 2015: ETS Teams with Lowe’s and Electrolux on Wireless PTAC Pilot Program

New Generation Wireless HVAC Units Offer Anytime/Anywhere Control through Smartphone Mobile Apps

Energy Technology Savings L.L.C. (ETS), a provider of energy efficiency and smart building technology solutions, announced a first-of-its-kind wireless packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) pilot program with Lowe’s and Electrolux to test the new HVAC units in multifamily, high-rise buildings.


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Regional Standards Take Effect; DOE Considers Enforcement

Enforcement Final Rule Expected in Early 2015 for Split-system Central Air Conditioners

While some are concerned the DOE may overstep its bounds again, others are hopeful the agency will continue to accept industry input and guidance as it develops its final rule.


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Facts + Figures: Air-source Heat Pump Shipments Increase 44 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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Nov. 20, 2014: Central A/C and Heat Pump Shipments Up Sharply in September

HVAC Equipment Shipments Increase Almost 30 Percent

United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 539,628 units in September 2014, up 29.7 percent from 416,179 units shipped in September 2013, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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ACCA Pushes for Universal Diagnostics

Organization Calls for Common Set of Error Codes, Standardized Access Method

In an effort to make it easier for technicians to install, service, diagnose, and troubleshoot HVACR equipment, ACCA’s Board of Directors adopted a motion “to implore the manufacturers of HVAC equipment to develop and implement open [nonproprietary], universal, onboard diagnostic [OBD] communication protocols.”


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 8 Percent in August

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


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Repair or Replace: That’s the Question

The Answer Lies in the Situation, Scenario, Age, Condition, and Cost

Precise life expectancy is difficult to pinpoint due to numerous factors such as climate, usage, maintenance, rating, and more.


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North American Air Conditioning Market Set to Grow

Study Predicts 9-percent Compound Annual Growth Rate

The study projects the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent annually. 


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up Nearly 20 Percent in July

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


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Energy Star Showcases Efficient, Green HVAC Products

High SEER Ratings Help Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners Gain ‘Green’ Labels

Combining cutting-edge technology with exceptional SEER ratings, these central air conditioners and heat pumps represent some of the most efficient products on the market.


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