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Nov. 20, 2014: Central A/C and Heat Pump Shipments Up Sharply in September

HVAC Equipment Shipments Increase Almost 30 Percent

United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 539,628 units in September 2014, up 29.7 percent from 416,179 units shipped in September 2013, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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ACCA Pushes for Universal Diagnostics

Organization Calls for Common Set of Error Codes, Standardized Access Method

In an effort to make it easier for technicians to install, service, diagnose, and troubleshoot HVACR equipment, ACCA’s Board of Directors adopted a motion “to implore the manufacturers of HVAC equipment to develop and implement open [nonproprietary], universal, onboard diagnostic [OBD] communication protocols.”


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 8 Percent in August

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


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Repair or Replace: That’s the Question

The Answer Lies in the Situation, Scenario, Age, Condition, and Cost

Precise life expectancy is difficult to pinpoint due to numerous factors such as climate, usage, maintenance, rating, and more.


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North American Air Conditioning Market Set to Grow

Study Predicts 9-percent Compound Annual Growth Rate

The study projects the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent annually. 


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up Nearly 20 Percent in July

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


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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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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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Facts + Figures: Sept. 8, 2014

Residential Electric Storage Water Heater Shipments Up 11 Percent in June

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

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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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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