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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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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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Duct Dynasty: Defining the ‘Real’ HVAC System

Equipment is a Component, Not the System Itself
By David Richardson
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Once the realization is made that the HVAC equipment is a component of the HVAC system and not the HVAC system itself, a contractor and homeowner can start to address the real issues. 


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Savvy HVAC Contractors Turn to Solar

Contractors Use the Sun to Offset HVAC System Energy Use
By Matt Bishop
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For contractors looking for new business opportunities, offering solar energy might be the wave of the future.


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Purdue Conference Draws a Line on HFC Refrigerants

Low-GWP Refrigerants Stressed To Keep Refrigerant in Mix
By Peter Powell
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If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viability, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to separate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commercial buildings.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Quietside Has Been Master Distributor for Samsung HVAC Products in US and Canada Since 1997
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Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp., a leading distribution channel for HVAC products. Quietside has been the master distributor for Samsung HVAC products in the United States and Canada since 1997.


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Aug. 18, 2014: Heat Pump Shipments Remain Solid, According to HVAC Report

June Shipments Up 8.8 Percent, Year-to-Date Up 15.2 Percent
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United States shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 8.8 percent in June 2014, to 283,942 units, up from 260,860 units shipped in June 2013, according to the latest statistical report from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide
By Julian Milnes
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In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up 20 Percent in May

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July 23, 2014: EPA Warns Against Charging A/C Units with Propane-Based Refrigerants

Using Such Refrigerants in an Existing Air Conditioner Poses Risk of Fire or Explosion
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a warning to consumers, contractors, and technicians about the safety hazards related to charging existing home and motor vehicle air conditioning systems with propane-based refrigerants. 


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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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