Sales of HVAC equipment ticked upward in 2016, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which reported that 2016 year-to-date combined U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 7.6 percent over 2015 and shipments of gas warm-air furnaces increased 4.6 percent for the same time period.
According to the most recent report from Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), average sales for its distributor members increased by by 12.2 percent in January 2017, and the average annualized growth fort he 12 months through January 2016 was 9.2 percent.
hilmor has donated more than $100,000 through its Retool your Future contest
March 7, 2017
More than 550 current and future HVACR students submitted 250-word essays to enter hilmor’s annual Retool Your Future contest, which awards winners a prize package consisting of a $5,000 scholarship, an HVACR starter kit, and a hilmor merchandising Green Wall donated to their school.
Compliance with the EPA’s 608 is a mandatory part of HVAC contracting. Techs are required to gain certification by an EPA-approved organization and pass their tests or else they are unqualified to work in the field.
The seminar, sponsored by Women in HVACR and hosted by David Squires, owner of Online-Access Inc. and Mike Layton, owner of Stochastic Marketing LLC, offered seeds of information for HVAC contractors to bring home, plant, and create the most fruitful marketing garden to grow their business from.
The facility was formerly known as the Laurus Technical Institute
March 1, 2017
Reliable Heating & Air, a provider of heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and home performance residential and commercial service acquired an HVACR technical school. The school is located at 9540 Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro, Georgia. The facility was formerly known as the Laurus Technical Institute and is currently undergoing renovation in anticipation of accepting students by summer 2017. This marks the second acquisition by Reliable Heating & Air in the past year.
ICA and OTS team up to engage and encourage students, academics, and professionals
February 27, 2017
The International Copper Association Inc. (ICA) and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. (OTS) announced a new technology outreach program on the design and use of heat exchangers made with MicroGroove™ smaller diameter copper tubes.
During the four-day event, HARDI announced the re-launch of one of its four strategic pillars, Education, which will serve as the new Talent pillar and provide a broader scope of services and resources to members as it relates to their employees and workforce development.