There's no question that flexible duct has revolutionized the HVAC industry. The advent of flex duct meant that contractors could dramatically reduce the amount of time and skill it takes to install a duct system. As with any great product, however, the key to its optimum performance is proper installation.
It's likely that many homes do not receive the proper amount of ventilation, even if homeowners regularly use their bathroom or kitchen fans. The good news is there's a new generation of fans available, which are quiet, energy efficient, and can move more air than ever before.
A properly installed zoning system will ensure that the correct amount of airflow is delivered to each zone. When installing zoning, it is always necessary to employ some way to relieve the excess air pressure that may build up in the system.
Indoor air quality has always been a focus of those in the HVAC industry, but now those three letters - IAQ - are becoming known by the general public as well, thanks to high-profile organizations such as the American Lung Association and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
People who live in expensive houses are usually willing to pay more for comfort. That's the perfect scenario for the Kool Fire hydronic system. It has a higher price tag, but the manufacturer states that it provides unsurpassed comfort in residential and light commercial applications.
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning Co. is always looking for ways to differentiate itself from the competition. One of its more recent innovations has been to expand the equipment upgrades and options that they offer to some of the builders in the area.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" introduced viewers to the Johnsons. Stephen Johnson is a firefighter who risked his life to save a paramedic who had been shot. Midwest Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing was involved in the home makeover project.
International Comfort Products (ICP) is taking its "Victory Tour" training program across the United States and Canada to prepare dealers and contractors for the changes coming to the HVAC industry in 2006. Well over 100 individuals packed the room for the Phoenix meeting.
U.S. shipments of residential HVAC equipment were up solidly in 2004 over 2003. Shipments in the Canadian market had mixed results. Meanwhile, manufacturers are keeping their eyes on several key issues, including competition from foreign manufacturers, raw material prices, and new efficiency standards.