HVAC Residential Market

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

ARTICLES

New Systems Debut in Time for Summer

2015 New Residential Product Roundup for HVACR Contractors

Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season. This year's coverage features specific information about each individual product, as submitted by the manufacturers.


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ACCA Changes Membership Rules

Changes Aim to Boost Membership at State, Local, Federal Levels

After June 30, state and local contracting associations will be able to control their own membership dues, enroll and renew members, and develop their own strategic plans and benefits. This decision will affect contracting companies in about 40 percent of the country that have businesses in areas with local or state ACCA chapters.


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Contractors Key in Reclamation’s Future

Financial Benefits, Reclaimer Assistance, Secure Supply Keep the Process Attractive

In many ways, refrigerant recovery and reclamation is an example of human ingenuity at its best. An innovative and essential product is created, and then a way is devised to prolong its usefulness by collecting it after years of service, purifying it, and using it again.


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Contractors Vent about HVAC Scams

Cite Lack of Prosecution, Need for Integrity

Few things make an honest contractor’s blood boil like hearing homeowners’ stories about how they’ve been scammed in the past. “All of it, just the total thievery and tactics, makes me sick,” said Dave Hutchins, owner and president of Bay Area Air Conditioning, Crystal River, Florida.


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Fighting through Stagnant Shoulder Seasons

Use the Time to Balance Maintenance Agreements, and Bolster Customer Relationships

The so-called shoulder season is often a difficult time for HVAC contractors. The waning weeks of March and the first days of April, as well as parts of fall, often result in slow business for contractors as consumers don’t have to deal with the immediate repairs and replacements brought on by extreme cold or scorching heat.


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Reclaimers Find Opportunity in HCFC Phaseout

Demand for Recovery Products, Services Likely to Grow

The ongoing phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as R-22, holds many unknowns for the HVACR industry as 2020 approaches, but at least one sector of the industry anticipates tremendous opportunity: the reclamation sector. 


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IMAGE GALLERIES

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

2015 NCI Annual Summit

The National Comfort Institute held its 2015 Summit in San Diego. Posted: April 1, 2015.

2015 AHR Expo

Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Posted: February 19, 2015

WorldSkills 2013

Photos from the WorldSkills competition held in Leipzig, Germany.

EVENTS

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Featured Event

MCEE 2015 New Product Competition

4/22/15
MCEE is Canada's largest plumbing, heating, electrical and lighting trade show and the only major industry event in Eastern Canada in 2015. Read More

Industry

CLIM '15

5/13/15
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Avenue Tiznit, In front of the mosque Hassan II Casablanca - 20000 - Morocco.
Casablanca
Morocco

CLIM'15 is an international exhibition of Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Ventilation. The event is organized by be in com and will be held from 13th to 16th May 2015 at the Office of Fairs and Exhibitions of Casablanca in front of the mosque Hassan II.

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Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Leslie McDowell

Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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