HVAC Residential Market

In a multi-billion dollar industry, residential business accounts for an important segment. Find the products and the news here.

ARTICLES

Riverside Co. Acquires Dwyer Group — Again

The Dwyer Group’s Franchise Network Includes more than 1,600 Franchisees
By Nicole Krawcke
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The Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company for seven residential and commercial franchise service brands, including Aire Serv, a heating and cooling brand.


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Contractors Search for Role in DIY Market

HVAC Contractors Reporting an Increase in Faulty DIY Installation Calls
By Nicole Krawcke
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When customers install their own thermostats, it often presents a problem to contractors who not lose out on a sale, but could also see an increase in service calls over malfunctioning equipment.


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Infloor Heating Systems: Custom Mechanical Boards

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These custom mechanical boards are designed for hydronic radiant heating systems. Each board comes pre-piped and pre-wired with a custom drawing for fast and easy installation. Just mount it to the wall and connect it to the system.


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Illinois Examines GHP Amendment

Groups Collaborating to Amend Illinois Technical Reference Manual
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The group’s amendment would allow GHPs to be compared to 80 percent efficient natural gas furnaces; include the desuperheater water heating efficiencies of GHPs; recognize the true cost of air-source heat pumps; raise the average by 54 percent; and extend the useful life of a GHP from 18 to 25 years.


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HVAC Industry Lays Out Refrigerant Plan

AHRI Asked the Government to Set the Objectives and Work Together with Industry
By Kyle Gargaro
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HVACR industry associations, manufacturers, end users, and fluorocarbon producers met with senior White House officials to show support and voluntary commitments to phase down HFCs. Industry coalition the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the White House hosted the event Sept. 16 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


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Manufacturers Bringing the Heat this Fall

New Products Save Energy, Keep Customers Warm
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Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest residential heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Here is an alphabetical listing of those products.


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My Two Cents: I’m Starting with the Man in the Mirror

Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Changes
By Butch Welsch
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The one place contractors seldom look to place blame is in the mirror. Do we look closely enough at ourselves and what we are doing within the business to honestly say that we are not part of the problem?


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Contractor Benefits from Hip Environment

Russell’s Thrives Under the Guidance of Young Leadership
By Nicole Krawcke
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Russell’s Heating & Cooling has more than doubled its staff size and recently relocated to a larger, more efficient space, which helped the company more than triple its revenue.


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Utilities Debate Value of Energy Efficiency

Providers Believe Rebates and Reward Programs Have Become Too Expensive
By Nick Kostora
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What kind of energy-efficiency goals are realistic, what types of rebates and reward programs should energy providers have in place for consumers, and how great is the demand for these conservation programs?


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Facts + Figures: Sept. 8, 2014

Residential Electric Storage Water Heater Shipments Up 11 Percent in June
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Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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EVENTS

2014 Ciphex West Trade Show

11/5/14
BMO Centre
Calgary, Alberta
Canada

 Western Canada's largest plumbing and HVACR event in Western Canada will showcase more than 200 exhibitors in the trade show taking place November 5 & 6, 2014 in Calgary.  

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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Mark Satterfield

Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

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