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.
Builders began work on new homes and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.89 million units in September, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported. This rate is up 3.4 percent from August.