Last year a 26-member committee, spear-headed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), worked together on a "draft specification that defines quality contractors (QC) and quality installations (QI) for the residential and commercial sectors."
ACES A/C Supply Inc. and ACES A/C Supply North held a combined dealer meeting recently at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The meeting was billed as the 2006 American Standard Product and Marketing Debut. More than 500 dealers were in attendance.
It's difficult to determine what constitutes green HVAC building practices. Some contractors attest that they aren't against green, they just don't know exactly what it is, and what's more, they don't know how to make any money from the concept.
After a three-year hiatus, the 2006 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) came back to Chicago. As is common to the Windy City venue, the 1985 Chicago Bears, NFL Super Bowl champions, were called up for duty at various receptions. The show was one of the biggest in the history of the event.
The International Builders' Show regularly boasts of attendance figures that make it one of the largest expositions in the United States. In that count this year were a high number of HVAC-related businesses. Why so many HVAC companies? As the famous bank robber Willie Sutton said when asked why he robbed banks, "That's where the money is."
It's obvious that home automation is now ubiquitous. But, do we really want to have all those gadgets intertwined in a computerized home reminiscent of "The Jetsons," a 1960s-era Saturday morning cartoon series?
At perhaps the most important meeting in the history of International Comfort Products (ICP), several hundred people gathered for a distributor meeting in November 2005. The purpose was to unveil a new product line of split, package, furnace, and indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment.
McCormick Place, site of the 2006 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), should be under extreme positive pressure from the tens of thousands of salespeople, engineers, contractors, and reps blowing their own hot air at the show.
The Blue Man Group may have been one of the first to exploit the color blue with its renowned Las Vegas act. But the HVAC industry is not to be outdone. White-Rodgers got in on the act with its new 90 Seriesâ„¢ Blue thermostat.