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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
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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

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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
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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

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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

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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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Portable Market Revolutionized Through Rental Agreements

‘Unique’ Ability to Rent Helps Consumers in Need
By Matt Bishop
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When portable heating and cooling began to take off, it wasn’t because a new product came along and revolutionized the market, nor because the products received grand publicity for something. It was because manufacturers and distributors evolved the market.


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The IT Factor: Technology Transforms Portable Equipment

Computer Industry Helping Portable A/C Become ‘Viable Option’
By Matt Bishop
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Although the HVAC industry has been around for more than a century, portable heating and cooling is a relative rookie to the scene. Having just made a mark in the U.S. beginning in the 1980s, the market has continued to grow and evolve into what we see today.
 


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Portable Solutions Offer Reactive, Proactive Response to Bad Weather

Portable Industry Provides Confidence in Case of Emergency
By Matt Bishop
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According to Rob Shortt, vice president, Cold Air Products, Norfolk, Va., the portable heating and cooling sector is widely driven by inclement weather and the impending need for comfort.


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Portable Cooling Offers Permanent Solutions

Ease, Accessibility Make Portable HVAC an Attractive Option
By Matt Bishop
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Even though portable HVAC equipment is often selected as a temporary answer, the units are commonly being cemented as permanent solutions.


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Watsco, Tradewinds Launch New Products

HVAC Contractors Discover Multifamily Plan at Distributor Meeting
By Mike Murphy
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Gree is a Chinese manufacturing company that produces duct-free, through-the-wall, and window air conditioning, packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC), dehumidifiers, and portable cooling products.


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