It seems many HVAC contractors are feeling positive about the year ahead, at least according to ACCA, which reported its January 2015 Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) scored a 74 — much higher than a year earlier when the CCI stood at 69.
Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 11.1 percent, and U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 5.1 percent over the same period in 2013 (oil warm air furnaces increased 8 percent).
Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Are Still Unsure How New Regulations Will Affect Their Businesses
January 22, 2015
With new a/c energy efficiency regulations now in effect, contractors in regions where SEER minimums are increasing will need to help their customers and suppliers understand the new requirements. However, a survey from Emerson has found that 48 percent of contractors are still unaware of the regulations or unsure of how they affect their business.
Session Will Discuss the Manufacturer’s, Distributor’s, and Contractor’s Perspective
January 22, 2015
The new regional efficiency standards for residential a/c will be discussed during a free AHR Expo session, “New 2015 Regional Standards and the Effects on Different Areas of the HVAC Industry,” scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the AHR Expo, being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, in room S106a.
Opportunity for Higher Revenues Seen as Upside of Increasing Efficiency Standards
August 29, 2014
While a number of HVAC contractors remain uninformed about changes in energy efficiency regulations coming in 2015, some are thinking ahead to how these changes will affect their businesses. A survey by Emerson finds that 40 percent of commercial contractors and 42 percent of residential contractors in the North see upsell opportunities.
The Working Group Restarts the Negotiated Rulemaking Process
July 17, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to establish a rulemaking working group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) to negotiate proposed regional energy efficiency standards. Two HVAC professionals have been announced as participants in this group.
Many HVAC Contractors Are Not Prepared to Address Changes with Customers
February 25, 2014
Seventy-four percent of HVAC contractors are unaware of the upcoming 2015 regional standards for residential unitary air conditioning and heat pump systems, according to a survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.