North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is trending in the industry right now, and it has been well before “trending” was even a thing. It serves as a sense of reliability to homeowners, a symbol of professionalism to employers, a mark of confidence to manufacturers, and a source of pride to technicians. So, no matter what your role in the industry is, there are countless reasons to #celebratewithNATE.
This 150- to 2,500-gallon electric water heater ranges from 12-360 kW, and features 150 psi ASME code glass lining, an ASME temperature and pressure relief valve, internal fusing (above 120 A), and magnesium anode rods.
These 3- to 5-ton units are an addition to Trane’s portfolio of Foundation™ light-commercial rooftop HVAC units. They fit a common roof curb used on many existing commercial buildings and can be installed without the need for an adapter, which saves customers time and money during installation.
The Model ABD-SEA-E provides precise and automatic airflow regulation for supply or exhaust ventilation systems in any residential or commercial building. It is designed for use in any HVAC application with a static pressure between 0.2 and 2.0 inches water column.
Contractors started out 2017 feeling positive about short-term growth, according to ACCA, which reported its January 2017 Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) scored a 78 — up two points from its January 2016 rating.
Sales of HVAC equipment ticked upward in 2016, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which reported that 2016 year-to-date combined U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 7.6 percent over 2015 and shipments of gas warm-air furnaces increased 4.6 percent for the same time period.
According to the most recent report from Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), average sales for its distributor members increased by by 12.2 percent in January 2017, and the average annualized growth fort he 12 months through January 2016 was 9.2 percent.