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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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Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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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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HVAC Residential Equipment: Efficiency, Installation Ease Grab Awards

Rheem Professional Prestige™ Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Wins Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC residential equipment category.


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High-Efficiency Residential Equipment: Game Changers Introduced to Market

Fujitsu General America Inc.’s Halcyon Mini-Split Heat Pump System Wins Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment category.


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