2015 New Residential Product Roundup for HVACR Contractors
April 13, 2015
Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season. This year's coverage features specific information about each individual product, as submitted by the manufacturers.
Year-to-Date Combined Shipments of Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps Up 24.5 Percent
April 13, 2015
United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 475,926 units in February 2015, up 19.9 percent from 396,863 units shipped in February 2014, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
In many ways, refrigerant recovery and reclamation is an example of human ingenuity at its best. An innovative and essential product is created, and then a way is devised to prolong its usefulness by collecting it after years of service, purifying it, and using it again.
The ongoing phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as R-22, holds many unknowns for the HVACR industry as 2020 approaches, but at least one sector of the industry anticipates tremendous opportunity: the reclamation sector.
Recovering refrigerant from HVAC and refrigeration systems is an important day-to-day task for HVACR technicians. Here’s a look at some of the latest tools that help make this important job easy, along with tips from the recovery equipment manufacturers on how to efficiently and safely recover refrigerant.
US Shipments of Central Air Conditioners Increased 34.1 Percent
March 16, 2015
United States combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 479,484 units in January 2015, up 29.4 percent from 370,582 units shipped in January 2014, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Heat pump technology has drastically evolved over the past several years with higher heating efficiencies and strong performance at temperatures well below freezing. This growth is making these units more attractive in the Northern states, and the industry is pumping them up with new technologies and features.