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Bringing VRF’s Future to the Present

LG Executives Discuss VRF in the US Market
By Mike Murphy
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The variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) slice of the U.S. HVAC market was worth approximately $382.9 million in 2012, up a mere 23 percent from $311.7 in 2011, according to LG Electronics executives at a company press event held in October 2013. 


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The Science of HVAC Efficiency Ratings

Specific Formulas Clearly Define System Precision
By Joanna R. Turpin
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With a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms now available to describe the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment, contractors have all the information necessary to educate their customers about how their systems will perform when installed correctly.


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Rectorseal Corp.: VRF Lineset Ducting and Support

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Designed and manufactured specifically for use in variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) installations, SlimDuct RD-Series and the PD-Series rooftop ducting and support systems can accommodate multiple linesets. 


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NEWS Panel Highlights Smartest Products

Contractor Board Shares Insight into the Most Intelligent Products They Install
By Kimberly Schwartz
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We asked the contractors on our editorial advisory board to share which products they believe truly deserve to be called smart — and why.


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Distributor Info Adds to HVACR Equation

Unitary, Mid-Year Reports Showcase Equipment Trends
By Angela D. Harris
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The “HARDI Unitary HVAC Market Share Report” provides market share data and analysis detailing unitary sales based on product efficiency for both ducted and ductless cooling equipment, as well as furnaces and boilers. 


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SpeedClean LLC: Mini-Split Cleaning System

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The Mini Split Bib® Kit is comprised of a system that includes adjustable brackets, frames, and a gathering bib. 


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Daikin Industries Expands in the US Market

Company to Manufacture Residential VRF Systems in US
By Kyle Gargaro
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Daikin Industries announced it is launching a residential brand in the U.S. and that the variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) systems will be manufactured in the U.S. for the first time. 


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VRF Market Share Increasing in US

Manufacturers Discuss Market Shifts and Trends
By Angela D. Harris
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Having already reached 4 percent saturation, industry experts are expecting the VRF slice of the market pie to grow at a marked pace in the next few years. 


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Contractors Invest in VRF Solutions

Variable-Refrigerant Flow Adopters Share Firsthand Experiences
By Angela D. Harris
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Although not there quite yet, VRF popularity is gaining amongst HVAC contracting companies across the nation.


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Geothermal, Renewable VRF Applications

Matching Technology Together Yields Efficient Solutions
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The allure of energy efficiency across multiple HVACR sectors is aiding in the rise of contractor interest in variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) technology. 


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