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2014 NEWSmakers Define HVAC’s Future

Honorees Shift the Industry’s Landscape through Litigation, Regulation, and More

This diverse class of NEWSmakers represents government regulation, distribution, contracting, and more. Each honoree instituted a noticeable shift in the industry’s future.


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RectorSeal Corp.: Mini-Split Cleaning Kit

The Desolv Cleaning Kit features a patent pending, collapsible, pliable, 2-inch-wide plastic framework with drawstrings for tightening around any mini-split brand evaporator encasement up to 45-inches wide. 


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Book Service Calls, No Matter the Weather

Mine Your Customer Base to Help Fill the Void

Extreme temperatures create urgency, and that translates into more sales; either from an actual failure or from the fear that an older system may fail under the added strain.


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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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My Two Cents: Work Less, Make More

Measure Success on Profit Rather than Amount of Work

If we have this flexibility, then we are not forced, nor tempted, to take those jobs that are out of our sweet spot and which invariably cost us money. 


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Market Warms to Bioheat

Biofuel Burns Cleaner, Reduces Emissions

Moving to Bioheat is a painless process, as it can be used in virtually any existing oil furnace without making significant modifications.


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VRF Gaining Acceptance in U.S. Marketplace

Value in VRF Found in the Equipment’s Benefits, Life Cycle Cost

The U.S. market was estimated to be worth $7.25 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a comound annual growth rate of 5.2 percent through 2019, according to a report by Transparency Market Research.


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Efficient, Practical VRF Installation Policies

Contractors, Manufacturers Recommend Reading, Following Equipment Manuals

If a system is not installed correctly, then it doesn’t work properly, and it will not reach its maximum energy-efficiency potential. VRF systems require the same level of care and quality work as ducted HVAC systems, maybe even slightly more.


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How to Effectively Sell VRF Technology

Contractors Highlight VRF’s Versatility, Energy Efficiency, and Ease of Installation

It’s the contractors job to educate consumers about the product and communicate the differences and benefits involved in order for them to fully understand what they are purchasing.


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Opportunities in Building Automation

Trend Toward Integration Creates Opportunities, Challenges for Contractors

Those who understand BAS and are able to improve their clients’ overall energy efficiency are finding opportunities for growth.


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Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Ed Purvis

Emerson Climate Technologies executive president and business leader Ed Purvis discusses HVACR industry trends, the strength of the industry, and Emerson’s new innovation center. Posted on Dec. 26.

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HVAC TECHNICIAN SHORTAGE

In order to bring more people into the trade and produce more technicians, what should the industry do?
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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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