While many educational sessions were presented at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo, perhaps the most popular was the course on global HVAC trends offered by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA).
Sales of HVAC equipment ticked upward in 2016, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which reported that 2016 year-to-date combined U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 7.6 percent over 2015 and shipments of gas warm-air furnaces increased 4.6 percent for the same time period.
As contractors become better versed on the benefits of ductless technology, they play a key role in educating homeowners as to why duct-free technology may be a better solution in terms of efficiency and design flexibility.
LG Multi F heat pump systems provide air conditioning for two, three, four, or up to eight separate zones. With a variety of indoor units available, systems can be configured with all non-ducted, all ducted, or both non-ducted and ducted indoor units.
Having designed so many systems for others, it’s natural to wonder what kind of HVAC equipment contractors would install in their own homes if money were no object. Their answers just might surprise you.
For limited time, purchase of a Sharp ductless mini split will come with a free air purifier
June 2, 2016
Sharp has started selling mini splits on Comfortup.com, a leading online retailer of Watsco Group. ComfortUp.com will be offering the full line of Sharp ductless mini split heat pump and air conditioning systems.
According to Navigant Research, annual revenue from energy-efficient HVAC systems will grow from $17.2 billion in 2013 to $33.2 billion by 2020. With ductless systems set to account for nearly 30 percent of all North American energy-efficient HVAC system revenue by 2020, the market for both single- and multi-zone ductless systems is booming.
Midea America Corp. has introduced the Premier Series, a completely refined inverter ductless system technology. While the majority of these provide 100% heating output at 5°F ambient temperatures, most offer 100% of the stated cooling capacity at -4°F, with a few attaining 100% cooling at -22°F.