In my mind, the annual AHR Expo is always the unofficial start to the HVACR calendar year. The rest of the country has Ryan Seacrest and Carson Daly (or Mariah Carey looking annoyed and confused on stage) to help them ring in the New Year, but we have Wi-Fi thermostats and new geothermal products being displayed at the expo.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — AHRI’s annual meeting occurred less than a week after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. With that as a backdrop, there was much discussion during the event about what a Trump administration means to the HVACR industry and what people can expect in energy and environmental policies in the future.
The new 1,600-square-foot location on the 42nd floor was conceived and designed as a learning and sharing center where contractors, architects, engineers, building owners, and others can come together to collaborate and share experiences.
There is nothing like a grand opening on Broadway — and, on such occasions, rarely is the HVAC industry cast in a starring role. That changed recently as “Air Stage,” Fujitsu General America Inc.’s Solution Center, officially opened on 1450 Broadway in the heart of Times Square in New York.
For good reason, HVAC contractors train their salespeople to be very observant when entering a potential customer’s home. They are instructed to look for signs of kids, pets, etc. This can lead to a conversation about IAQ or zoning as the salesperson attempts to solve problems for all residents.