When a couple of do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowners cited how easy it was to install their respective equipment themselves and how little skill was needed, it begged the question: With the current skilled labor shortage, are HVAC systems destined to become plug-and-play appliances?
Not that long ago, if a conversation centered on heat pumps, it was fairly safe to assume that the equipment referred to ducted, split-system, electric, air-source units. That assumption started to change a few years ago with the growing popularity of ductless heat pumps.
Facility expansion enables scalability in production
May 17, 2016
Transformative Wave announced that it has expanded its production capacity to meet increased demand for its CATALYST product, a HVAC energy efficiency retrofit solution for existing constant volume rooftop units (RTUs).
In 2007-2009, manufacturing job losses exceeded 2 million. And, despite adding more than 600,000 jobs since January 2010, the market has not fully recovered to its prerecession numbers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Peyton Manning, others talk leadership at conference for mechanical contractors
May 16, 2016
In addition to Peyton Manning, MCAA once again had an impressive list of major session speakers. These included former basketball player Shaquille O’Neal and Navy Seal Rob O’Neill. Attendees also were entertained by Andy Grammer and Sheryl Crow during evening events.
The average price for a gallon of gas in 2012 was $3.68, per the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Prices averaged $2.43 in 2015 and are expected to maintain similar or lower prices throughout 2016 and into 2017.
Combined, these organizations in a single year have saved an estimated 1 trillion Btu
May 9, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized six organizations for their leadership in replacing and upgrading HVAC rooftop units as part of the Better Buildings Alliance Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC).