Combined U.S. factory shipments of 504,841 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for September jumped 12 percent compared to shipments from the same month last year, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).
The Massachusetts Oilheat Council (MOC) has helped cut efforts by KeySpan to fund a multimillion dollar marketing program that gives away free gas heating systems and offers heating contractor incentives in order to convert thousands of oil heated homes in Massachusetts.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) projects that both residential air conditioning and residential furnace shipments will increase by 2 percent, and commercial air conditioning shipments by 7 percent in 2004.
Thomas E. Bettcher, chairman of the board of directors of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), spoke at the opening ceremony of CONBRAVA, Brazil's refrigeration, ventilation, and air conditioning congress.
Educational Services, an Emerson company, and part of the Emerson Climate Technologies business group, announced the core curriculum for its Compressor Operation & Service Seminars (COSS) and the schedule for the upcoming training season.
Heating fuel inventory levels are currently on track to reach normal or near-normal levels by the end of October, according to projections released by the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Information Administration (EIA). But a colder-than-normal winter could drive prices sharply higher.