Air Conditioners

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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Direct Energy Launches HVAC Residential Leasing Program

Program Presents Opportunities for Homeowners, HVAC Contractors

The program targets homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC systems with little or no upfront cost and low monthly payments spread over a much longer payback period than most other financing options. 


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Trane Announces Voluntary Recall

Products Recalled Due to Potential Electrical Shock Hazard

The company coordinated the recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and is offering free repairs for all consumers with an impacted unit.


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July 2, 2014: MovinCool Releases New Spot Air Conditioner Application Videos on YouTube

The Videos Cover All the Latest MovinCool Portable Unit and Ceiling-Mount Models

MovinCool® , a brand of DENSO Corp., has announced that 10 new application videos featuring its commercial spot air conditioners are now available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/movincool.


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