Air Conditioners

March 18, 2014: Central A/C, Heat Pump, Gas Furnace Shipments Up Sharply in January

Combined Shipments of Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps Up 23 Percent

United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 370,582 units in January 2014, up 23 percent from 301,176 units shipped in January 2013, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) statistics. 


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Survey: 74 Percent of Contractors Unprepared for Efficiency Standards

Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Unaware of Pending Efficiency Ruling

Unlike the 2005 regulation changes, the 2015 changes will affect both residential and commercial efficiency standards.


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Kooltronic Inc.: Panel-Mount Air Conditioners

The SlimKool Series, has a small footprint and a slim design in response to industry demands for enclosure cooling in smaller cabinets. 


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Friedrich Cools Classrooms

Company Donates Air Conditioners to Illinois School District

Volunteers installed eight room air conditioners donated by Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., based in San Antonio.


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Parties File Joint Settlement in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Motion Vacates Furnace Standards, Gives Time to Comply with Cooling Standards

The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and also give the industry an 18-month sell-through period to comply with the Jan. 1, 2015, efficiency standards for split-system air conditioners.


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HVAC Equipment Shipments Spike in 2013

AHRI Year-to-Year Data Supports Industry Momentum, Positive Economic Outlook

The numbers support the growing consensus in the industry that things are definitely improving. 


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HRAI Releases Shipment Data

Shipment Increases Noted Across Several Equipment Sectors

The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced shipment increases across several equipment sectors in the fourth quarter of 2013 when compared to the same quarter of 2012. 


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up 19 Percent in December

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


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HVAC Manufacturers Expect Modest Gains in 2014

Most Expect Economy to Still Be a Concern This Year

The latest report from Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) indicates that 2013 will likely end on a positive note.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Alliance Supports Covering HFCs under Montreal Protocol

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has announced its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs.


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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