Air Conditioners

Aug. 22, 2013: Heat Pump Shipments Up Solidly in June

Central Air Conditioner Shipments Also Increase
August 22, 2013
United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 923,067 units in June 2013, up 7.7 percent from 857,362 units shipped in June 2012, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up 18 Percent in May

August 19, 2013

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


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Crazy Ants Target Air Conditioners and Electronics

Invasive Insect Continues to Spread as Contractors Work to Prevent Damage
August 5, 2013
The small ant, which measures less than 1/8 inch in length, does not have a stinger and poses no significant danger to humans. However, it’s already making a name for itself by nesting in and damaging electronic equipment, including outdoor air conditioners.
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The Professor: Flooding and Slugging of Compressors

Understanding the Terms Critical to Troubleshooting
August 5, 2013

Clear, concise, and accurate communication between service technicians, parts suppliers, customers, and the home shop is rapidly gaining importance as the HVACR field transitions and becomes more technically oriented.


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United CoolAir Corp.: Commercial Air Conditioning

August 5, 2013

The company’s equipment mounts entirely indoors, requiring no roof or pad space. 


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July 31, 2013: Central A/C, Heat Pump Shipments Up 13.3 Percent

May Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Shipments Show Strong Increase
July 31, 2013
Combined United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 753,437 units in May 2013, up 13.3 percent from 664,802 units shipped in May 2012, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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Coolerado Corp.: Indirect Evaporative Cooling A/C Unit

July 29, 2013

The unit uses a patented process that runs fresh outside air through air filters and then a heat mass exchanger (HMX). 


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July 16, 2013: Energy Star A/C, Heat Pump Specification to be Revised

Framework Document Is Available for Review and Comment
July 16, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it intends to revise the Energy Star Version 4.1 Central Air Conditioner and Air-Source Heat Pump (CAC/ASHP) specification. A Version 5.0 framework document is available for review and comment.


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Facts + Figures: Gas Warm-Air Furnace Shipments Up in April

July 8, 2013

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


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Mainstream Engineering Corp.: PSC Motor Electronic Control, Control Board

July 8, 2013

The QwikSEER+™ is an enhancement to existing air conditioning and heat pump systems with Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) motors, the company said. 


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