Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Gets a Makeover

Significant Changes Will Affect Residential HVACR Contractors

While contractors may not yet feel the effects of these changes, they will in the future, which is why they should familiarize themselves with the new version of Standard 62.2.


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Touting the Benefits of Residential Geothermal HVAC Systems

Industry Groups Educate Homeowners About GHPs

Optimism remains high that the federal government will extend existing tax credits beyond 2016, and local utilities and state governments will start (or continue) offering incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in GHPs.


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Perfecting Residential Geothermal HVAC Design, Installation

Better Training Leads to Fewer Problems when Installing Geothermal

Fortunately, more information is now available to help contractors avoid making costly mistakes when designing or installing GHP systems.


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A Look at Today’s Geothermal Heat Pumps

New Residential Geothermal Products Feature Higher Efficiencies, Renewable Qualities

Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and, often, water heating. 


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The Flat Rate Debate

Contractors Discuss Which Pricing Strategies Work for Them

There are pros and cons to both pricing strategies, which is why many contractors have determined a combination of the two makes the most sense.


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Mega Homes Require Thought, Planning

Large House Projects Present Challenges and Opportunities, Offer Grand Return on Investment

Working on these mega homes is a great opportunity for HVAC contractors, but there can also be many challenges in this line of work. 


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Many HVAC Options for High-End Projects

Customers Choose Top-of-the-Line Equipment to Meet Needs

Whether building a new house or retrofitting an existing one, homeowners have numerous options to choose from when it comes to HVAC equipment. 


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Going Deep On Energy Retrofits

Extensive Work Results in Significant Energy Savings

Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home. 


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Heat Pumps Riding a Wave of Popularity

Shipments Grow by Double Digits, Trend Expected to Continue

Manufacturers had a lot to like about last year. According to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), shipments of equipment increased in just about every category in 2013. Especially notable were shipments of air-source heat pumps, which were up 16 percent over 2012.


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Heat Pumps Gaining Interest Nationwide

Contractors Boost Sales by Offering Energy-Efficient Options

Sales of air-source heat pumps used to be concentrated primarily in the Southern U.S., but that is changing as consumers become more aware of their energy-saving capabilities. In fact, in many markets, it may be more cost-effective to use an air-source heat pump for the majority of a homeowner’s heating and cooling needs.


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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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