HVAC Residential Market

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

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Smarter Homes on the Horizon

Advancing Technology, Big Players Push Automation Ahead

As technology advances and major players like Apple and Google step into this market, more consumers are going to start demanding products that can integrate and function in a smart home system. And as consumers start to expect more from their HVAC equipment, they’ll also expect more from their contractor.


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AHR Expo: Manufacturers Optimistic About 2015

Group Surveys 1,000+ Manufacturers Around the World

The numbers jumped 8 percent from where they stood a year ago as 79 percent of respondents believed the economy in 2014 would be better than 2013. 


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Chipping Away at HVAC Energy Costs

Contractors Install Aftermarket SmartChip to Lower Utility Bills, Increase Efficiency

The SmartChip is an aftermarket product that intelligently controls both the fan and compressor runtimes to maximize HVAC system efficiency and, ultimately, save on utility costs.


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Colorado Energy Office Partners with BPI

Partnership Aims to Advance Home Energy Score in Colorado

BPI will act as the primary Department of Energy (DOE) Home Energy Score partner for Home Energy Score Assessor applicants within Colorado.


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Contractors Learn About Home-performance Contracting

Attendees Discuss HPC Do's and Don'ts at Building Performance Forum

Contractors from all around the country recently traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third annual Building Performance Forum, presented by ACCA and The NEWS.


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The Service Ticket: Not Enough Heat

Can You Solve this HVACR Troubleshooting Riddle?

All correct answers will be entered into a drawing. The winner will receive a Fieldpiece LT-17A digital multimeter. The answer to this riddle, and the next HVACR Service Ticket column, is scheduled to appear in a June 2015 issue of The NEWS.


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Marketing Magic: Stand Out from the Crowd this Season

Help Customers Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

For the heating/cooling trades, it takes a little more creativity than it does for those decorating storefronts with scenes from Santa’s workshop. But, the goal is the same: stand out from your competition and connect with customers.


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GEO Comments on EPA Rulemaking

Group asks EPA to Recognize Geothermal Heat Pumps in Proposed Rulemaking

In building its case for GHPs, GEO emphasized the impact the technology’s efficiency can have on the EPA’s expected mandates and benefits of more widespread use by reducing fossil-fuel consumption, leveling utility loads, and cutting carbon emissions from existing power plants across the U.S.


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Background Checks: Legal, Moral?

Contractors Discuss If, Why They Examine a Prospect’s History Before Hiring

Many contracting companies consider background checks a requirement as their employees spend a significant amount of time in customers’ homes, but conducting those blanket background checks could land employers in legal hot water.


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Daikin Partners With Nest

Companies Work to Integrate Residential Products

Daikin North America LLC announced it is working with Nest Labs Inc. to build integrations for its full range of Daikin brand residential products that will allow them to function with Nest products.


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NEWSMakers: Andy Heinze

Andy Heinze, distribution channel development manager, Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin, discusses Sporlan's new refrigeration system training center. Posted Dec. 11.

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