Articles by Angela D. Harris

HVAC Industry Helps Shape Regional Standards Language

In late December, President Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. With his signature, the president gave the Department of Energy (DOE) the authority to establish regional standards for residential furnaces and central air conditioning equipment. And the HVAC industry had a hand in formulating the bill’s wording.
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DOE Passes New Heating Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approved new heating equipment standards for residential furnaces and boilers. The new standards increase the minimum natural gas furnace efficiency level to 80 percent as opposed to the current 78 percent AFUE.
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Manufacturers Meet the Needs of Customers

Manufacturers have many different customers. Some deal strictly with distributors while others deal with distributors, contractors, and even end users. The customer load brings trial and triumph to the daily choices made in the boardroom. Each choice, however, is aimed at one thing - customer satisfaction.
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Contractors Choose New Business Paths

Market shifts, technology, economic changes, legislation, and evolving customer service requirements are compelling the HVACR industry to face new challenges. Although multiple supply chain participants are affected by these evolutions and shifts, contractors find themselves on the front lines of change.
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Canadian HVAC Gets Down to Business

Under the umbrella of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), manufacturers, distributors, and contractors met to discuss business matters and enjoy the beauty of Victoria, British Columbia, during its 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
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Sales Boost Encourages Industry

New statistics released by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) report an increase in shipment numbers. According to ARI, September’s combined U.S. factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 527,516, up 4.7 percent compared to September 2006.
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