According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the lack of an accepted standard maintenance practice has made it difficult for building owners and operators to budget for inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems.
Members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) will address the rising cost of insurance and how it affects their businesses during the organization's March 25 Legislative Day.
Combined U.S factory shipments of 407,380 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for January were up 6 percent compared to shipments from the same month last year, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) will present the Industrial Contractors Forum during its annual convention scheduled to take place in Maui, Hawaii, Oct. 24-28, 2004.
Demand in the United States for HVAC equipment is expected to increase 2.4 percent per year to $12 billion in 2007, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., an industrial market research firm.