Air-Source Heat Pumps

2013 Cooling Showcase: New Residential Products

Cool Equipment for Hot Summer Weather
April 15, 2013

Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands.


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Facts + Figures: Gas Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 35 Percent in January

April 1, 2013
Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments Up 5 Percent in December

March 4, 2013
Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Geo Semantics: Heat Pumps Are Renewable Energy Sources

February 25, 2013

While I agree that heat pumps do move heat from one location to another, I strongly disagree with the premise that air-source and geothermal heat pumps are not renewable-energy heat sources. 


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Haier America: Duct-Free Split Units

February 25, 2013
Duct-free mini-split models are available in 9,000, 12,000, 18,000, and 24,000 Btu, and come in ratings to 20 SEER. The 17 and 19 SEER Series are heat pump models and use inverter technology to achieve even greater energy savings and lower levels of noise and vibration.


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments Up Nearly 42 Percent in November

February 4, 2013
Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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What Refrigeration Personnel Can Learn From Heat Pumps

January 21, 2013
The refrigerator is actually a heat pump, as the method of operation is identical apart from one difference: Heat is extracted from the refrigerator and discharged into the surroundings, whereas the heat pump uses the thermal energy in the surroundings for heating purposes. 


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments up Nearly 30 Percent in October

January 14, 2013
Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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CO2 Use Grows in North America

January 14, 2013
One measure of the impact of CO2 as a refrigerant comes with the increasing number of applications in North America, where its use can be stymied with questions related to codes and regulations in municipalities as well as the learning curve of installation and service technicians.


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Facts + Figures: Shipments Down Except for Commercial Electric Water Heaters

December 10, 2012
Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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