HVAC Residential Market

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States Incentivize High-efficiency Biomass Heating Systems

Commercial, Residential Programs Encourage New Installations

While those familiar with biomass heating are acutely aware of its numerous benefits and versatile applications, others remain unfamiliar with the recent technological advances that have made biomass heating an efficient, viable option for many customers.


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Coordinating a Green Building Code

Five Industry Organizations Combine to Develop Single Green Standard

While these organizations have been working together for years, they have never before attempted to coordinate their efforts into developing one comprehensive code. Now, they have committed to such a task and intend to release a green code in 2018.


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Inspiring Deep Energy Retrofits for Homes

Initiative Calls for 70 Percent Reduction in Energy Use

Linda Wigington runs the Thousand Home Challenge, a deep retrofit initiative geared at inspiring and enabling owners of existing homes to reduce their energy use by 70 percent or more.


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HVAC Equity Market Snapshot

Global Demand Forecast to Reach $113 Billion by 2019

As the market continues to grow, increasing HVAC system efficiency will be vital due to the increasing amount of regulation designed to reduce energy costs and the impact on the environment. 


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Convention Inspires Contracting Success

Sheet Metal Association Works Hard, Plays Hard in San Antonio

The convention offered more than 20 unique educational and self-development sessions designed to provide the newest ideas, information, and solutions necessary to meet the specific technical and business management needs of sheet metal and air conditioning contractors.


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How to Effectively Sell HVAC Efficiency

Contractors, Manufacturers Taking Steps to Train Sales Staff Amidst Growing Efficiency Market

Energy efficiency is a growing market, according to the International Energy Agency, which recently released a study reporting the global energy-efficiency market is worth a minimum of $310 billion a year. That’s a huge market for HVAC professionals to tap into, but what is the most advantageous way to capitalize on this opportunity?


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ACCA Pushes for Universal Diagnostics

Organization Calls for Common Set of Error Codes, Standardized Access Method

In an effort to make it easier for technicians to install, service, diagnose, and troubleshoot HVACR equipment, ACCA’s Board of Directors adopted a motion “to implore the manufacturers of HVAC equipment to develop and implement open [nonproprietary], universal, onboard diagnostic [OBD] communication protocols.”


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Cashing in on Catchy Vehicle Marketing

Bright, Bold Colors Attract Customers to Your Company

No one knows your business exists unless you make them aware of it. Proper marketing is essential to the success of an HVAC company, and many contractors have found success using the free advertising space afforded to them on the sides of their vans or trucks.


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Duct Dynasty: Surface Temperatures; Customers’ Comfort

You Must Adequately Consider the Building Side of the System

One of the primary measurements customers use to gauge comfort is the room temperature shown on the thermostat. If the number falls within an acceptable temperature range, the individual should be comfortable, right? Not quite. Could there be other factors at play here that are influencing their comfort that you might be missing? 


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 8 Percent in August

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies. 


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Cynthia Hutson, chairperson of ACCA of Central Ohio, talks about the organization’s Heat the Town events, the importance of carbon monoxide checks, and what is coming up for ACCA. Posted on Nov. 21.

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