HVAC Residential Market

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

ARTICLES

Energy Star Showcases Efficient, Green HVAC Products

High SEER Ratings Help Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners Gain ‘Green’ Labels

Combining cutting-edge technology with exceptional SEER ratings, these central air conditioners and heat pumps represent some of the most efficient products on the market.


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A Green Light for HVAC Efficiency

HVAC Installations Find New Ways to Incorporate Green Elements

HVAC contractors have embarked upon a number of environmentally conscious efforts, showcasing innovative displays of green awareness that improve energy efficiency and are cost-effective.


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What Does Green Do For You?

HVAC Contractors Debate Whether ‘Green’ is Still an Effective Selling Point

Green is really more of a grey area, especially for HVAC contractors. While some enthusiastically believe green still means go, others feel the terminology that once created a spark has all but fizzled out.


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Family Manufacturer Still Going Strong after 100 Years

Bard Mfg. Co. Celebrates a Century in Business

After looking around at their own families, some might find it difficult to imagine a family-owned operation working for this long. There are fifth-generation members currently working in the business full time or during the summers while going to college, but it’s too early to determine the generation’s long-term interest level and commitment to the business.


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Riverside Co. Acquires Dwyer Group — Again

The Dwyer Group’s Franchise Network Includes more than 1,600 Franchisees

The Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company for seven residential and commercial franchise service brands, including Aire Serv, a heating and cooling brand.


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Contractors Search for Role in DIY Market

HVAC Contractors Reporting an Increase in Faulty DIY Installation Calls

When customers install their own thermostats, it often presents a problem to contractors who not lose out on a sale, but could also see an increase in service calls over malfunctioning equipment.


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Infloor Heating Systems: Custom Mechanical Boards

These custom mechanical boards are designed for hydronic radiant heating systems. Each board comes pre-piped and pre-wired with a custom drawing for fast and easy installation. Just mount it to the wall and connect it to the system.


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Illinois Examines GHP Amendment

Groups Collaborating to Amend Illinois Technical Reference Manual

The group’s amendment would allow GHPs to be compared to 80 percent efficient natural gas furnaces; include the desuperheater water heating efficiencies of GHPs; recognize the true cost of air-source heat pumps; raise the average by 54 percent; and extend the useful life of a GHP from 18 to 25 years.


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HVAC Industry Lays Out Refrigerant Plan

AHRI Asked the Government to Set the Objectives and Work Together with Industry

HVACR industry associations, manufacturers, end users, and fluorocarbon producers met with senior White House officials to show support and voluntary commitments to phase down HFCs. Industry coalition the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the White House hosted the event Sept. 16 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


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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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WorldSkills 2013

Photos from the WorldSkills competition held in Leipzig, Germany.

EVENTS

Featured Event

2014 Ciphex West Trade Show

11/5/14
BMO Centre
Calgary, Alberta
Canada

 Western Canada's largest plumbing and HVACR event in Western Canada will showcase more than 200 exhibitors in the trade show taking place November 5 & 6, 2014 in Calgary.  

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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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

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