The last time Dallas hosted the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating (AHR) Expo was 2000. This year’s event will be even bigger than the last time it came to Dallas, with more than 1,600 exhibiting companies from 35 countries, including 320 international exhibitors and nine new international pavilions.
The hybrid movement has now arrived in the HVAC industry, thanks to manufacturers that are responding to consumer demands for lower operating costs. Last year's sky-high gas bills are still on the minds of many homeowners, even though the latest reports indicate that gas won't be as expensive this winter.
Lower expected prices for natural gas should result in lower heating bills for most American households. Those homeowners who have opted to install high-efficiency, 95 percent plus AFUE furnaces will see even bigger reductions in their heating bills than the rest of the population.
Because of expected colder weather, U.S. heating fuel consumption is projected to increase compared to last winter. This is good news to manufacturers rolling out their new, super-high-efficiency, 95 percent-plus AFUE furnaces. These new furnaces are designed to appeal to consumers looking to lower utility bills, as well as improve comfort
When you attend a training seminar you expect to learn a few new things about your particular business. Maybe you'll find out about a new product, or how to become a better manager, or ways in which to provide superior customer service. But would you expect to play Monopoly? Put together puzzles? Wear blindfolds?
The county of San Diego's East County Family Resource Center is part of the Health and Human Services Agency and offers self-sufficiency services for a better quality of life for all individuals and families in the county. Many different programs utilize the 22,000-square-foot facility, which was constructed in the 1970s, so keeping the cooling system working is a top priority.
Due to the 13 SEER standard that went in effect this year, was higher SEER equipment easier or harder to sell? Some contractors have had success selling higher SEER equipment, while others find their customers resistant to anything but minimum SEER units, though often customers are buying options for the minimum SEER units.
Contractors who would like to grow their businesses, but do not know exactly how, may want to consider purchasing a franchise. One new possibility is Daflure Heating and Air Conditioning, which has just started offering franchising opportunities.
Most contractors install HVAC systems for people, so they can ask the end users about their specific requirements. It becomes more difficult when the end users can't communicate their needs. Such was the case with the animal inhabitants of a new building constructed at Rehabitat.