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Savvy HVAC Contractors Turn to Solar

Contractors Use the Sun to Offset HVAC System Energy Use

For contractors looking for new business opportunities, offering solar energy might be the wave of the future.


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Purdue Conference Draws a Line on HFC Refrigerants

Low-GWP Refrigerants Stressed To Keep Refrigerant in Mix

If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viability, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to separate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commercial buildings.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Quietside Has Been Master Distributor for Samsung HVAC Products in US and Canada Since 1997

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp., a leading distribution channel for HVAC products. Quietside has been the master distributor for Samsung HVAC products in the United States and Canada since 1997.


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Aug. 18, 2014: Heat Pump Shipments Remain Solid, According to HVAC Report

June Shipments Up 8.8 Percent, Year-to-Date Up 15.2 Percent

United States shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 8.8 percent in June 2014, to 283,942 units, up from 260,860 units shipped in June 2013, according to the latest statistical report from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide

In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up 20 Percent in May

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


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July 23, 2014: EPA Warns Against Charging A/C Units with Propane-Based Refrigerants

Using Such Refrigerants in an Existing Air Conditioner Poses Risk of Fire or Explosion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a warning to consumers, contractors, and technicians about the safety hazards related to charging existing home and motor vehicle air conditioning systems with propane-based refrigerants. 


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HVAC Residential Equipment: Efficiency, Installation Ease Grab Awards

Rheem Professional Prestige™ Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Wins Gold

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC residential equipment category.


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High-Efficiency Residential Equipment: Game Changers Introduced to Market

Fujitsu General America Inc.’s Halcyon Mini-Split Heat Pump System Wins Gold

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment category.


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July 15, 2014: Heat Pump Shipments Jump 20 Percent in May

Year-to-Date Shipments of Air-Source Heat Pumps Up 17.1 Percent

United States shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 20 percent, to 265,129 units, in May 2014, up from 220,895 units shipped in May 2013, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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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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