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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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Alternative HVAC Systems Popular in Hospital Applications

Health Care Facilities Embrace Nontraditional Equipment

While traditional hospital HVAC systems often consist of chillers and boilers, other types of equipment are becoming more widely accepted in the health care market, including variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, air curtains, and geothermal heat pumps. 


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New Products Available on the Commercial Market

Efficiency, Comfort are Featured in New Heating Equipment

HVAC manufacturers share their latest heating products — including photos, specifications, warranty info, and more — in this detailed showcase.


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Husband-Wife Team Collaborate on Design

Couple Specializes in Design of High-performance Residential Systems

Clients who choose LG Squared to design their homes benefit from the duo’s integrated approach: As Jodi Laumer-Giddens creates the home’s architectural plans, her husband models it for efficiency.


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Manufacturers Bringing the Heat this Fall

New Products Save Energy, Keep Customers Warm

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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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Companies Hopeful the Acquisition Spurs Ductless, VRF Product Expansion

Quietside intends to increase its personnel and infrastructure investment in North America in order to serve the continuing rapid expansion of the split ductless and VRF product categories.


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Fujitsu General America Inc.: Floor-mounted Heat Pumps

Two new Halcyon lines of high-efficiency, floor-mounted mini-split heat pump systems feature ambient heating temperatures as low as minus 15°F (RLFFH line) or minus 5° (RLFF line). 


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide

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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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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