HVAC Light Commercial Market

Heat Pumps Riding a Wave of Popularity

Shipments Grow by Double Digits, Trend Expected to Continue

Manufacturers had a lot to like about last year. According to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), shipments of equipment increased in just about every category in 2013. Especially notable were shipments of air-source heat pumps, which were up 16 percent over 2012.


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Samsung/Quietside: Mini-Split System

The AR12HSFSHWK/CV split system’s new triangle design has a wider inlet so more air can be drawn in.


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Modine Mfg. Co.: Geothermal Heat Pump

The residential and light commercial geothermal product line includes water-to-water, water-to-air, water-to-air/water combination, and split condensing/air-handling systems. 


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Court Accepts Regional Efficiency Standards Settlement

Regional Standards Lawsuit Officially Ends with Court’s Approval

The court’s order ends the lawsuit and represents a great victory for the industry organizations that were involved in developing the final settlement agreement. 


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Newly Designed Ductless Products

A Contracting Quick-Reference Guide to Ductless Equipment

This quick reference includes equipment and component photos along with product descriptions and specifications. 


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Ductless Advancements Spur Interest

Contractors, Consumers More Apt to Consider Mini-Split Solutions

What began in the U.S. as a niche technology is seemingly setting its sights on mainstream application. 


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End Users Sold on Mini-Split Benefits

HVAC Contractors Frown Upon Growing DIY Availability

End-user interest is not only driving demand, but is also giving rise to new trends in ductless equipment, including the rise of do-it-yourself (DIY) installations.


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Friedrich Air Conditioning Co.: Ductless Split Systems

The Next Generation Series of residential and light commercial ductless split systems features various capacities to suit customers’ requirements, with single-zone cooling, single-zone heat pumps for cooling and heating, and multizone heat pumps available. 


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Thybar Corp.: Rooftop Unit Curb Adapter

The Retro-Mate® saves time and roof reconstruction, preserves roofing integrity, reduces system downtime, and takes advantage of existing ductwork.


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Court Accepts Regional Standards Settlement

Regional Standards Lawsuit Officially Ends with Court’s Approval

The court’s actions officially ends the two-plus year legal battle between the DOE and several organizations, including HARDI, AHRI, and ACCA.


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Emerson Climate Technologies executive president and business leader Ed Purvis discusses HVACR industry trends, the strength of the industry, and Emerson’s new innovation center. Posted on Dec. 26.

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