The first Innovation Awards, presented at last year's International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), generated so much interest that it only made sense to have another competition in 2004. As a result, another set of eight Innovation Awards will be presented at this year's AHR Expo, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center Jan. 26-28.
Contractors planning to go to the AHR Expo should also think about attending a few of the 100 sessions that will be presented at the Winter Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
The 2004 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center Jan. 26-28, will be larger than any previous West Coast AHR Expo, according to the show's management company.
Residential new construction is not an area in which you would expect to see many high-end furnaces. Builders often choose the least expensive units. Some manufacturers are starting to target this market, though, by introducing base models of higher efficiency furnaces.
Forecasters are warning this winter may be colder than normal. The residential price of natural gas is expected to rise higher. But that's good news for the heating industry, since many homeowners are expressing greater interest in high-end furnaces.
When the Church of the Ascension asked Sorg Cooling-Heating to submit a proposal to remove the church's existing mechanical equipment and install new HVAC equipment, Sorg took the opportunity to offer a high-efficiency scenario.
Homeowners and building occupants are more focused than ever on reducing microbes and improving indoor air quality. Companies that manufacture duct products are very much aware of IAQ worries. Thus, companies have responded with antimicrobial duct products.
Duct cleaning hasn’t always been known as the most honest service. In the late 1980s, legitimate HVAC cleaning companies joined together to form the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). These reputable companies talk of happy customers thrilled with their newly cleaned systems.
When consumers purchase a new home, they are given myriad choices when it comes to upgrades. Ductwork hardly ever figures into the scenario. The key to ductwork upgrades is to find out how to communicate with customers while they’re making their upgrade decisions.
Most of the country has barely switched off their air conditioners, but here at The News, we’re already thinking about all the new boilers, furnaces, and heat pumps being offered by manufacturers. That means it’s time once again for the Heating Showcase.