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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up 20 Percent in May

July 28, 2014

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
July 23, 2014

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
July 21, 2014

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
July 21, 2014

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment category.


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July 15, 2014: Heat Pump Shipments Jump 20 Percent in May

Year-to-Date Shipments of Air-Source Heat Pumps Up 17.1 Percent
July 15, 2014

United States shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 20 percent, to 265,129 units, in May 2014, up from 220,895 units shipped in May 2013, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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Direct Energy Launches HVAC Residential Leasing Program

Program Presents Opportunities for Homeowners, HVAC Contractors
July 14, 2014

The program targets homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC systems with little or no upfront cost and low monthly payments spread over a much longer payback period than most other financing options. 


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Trane Announces Voluntary Recall

Products Recalled Due to Potential Electrical Shock Hazard
July 7, 2014

The company coordinated the recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and is offering free repairs for all consumers with an impacted unit.


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July 2, 2014: MovinCool Releases New Spot Air Conditioner Application Videos on YouTube

The Videos Cover All the Latest MovinCool Portable Unit and Ceiling-Mount Models
July 2, 2014

MovinCool® , a brand of DENSO Corp., has announced that 10 new application videos featuring its commercial spot air conditioners are now available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/movincool.


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Contractors Feasting on Portable Leasing

Contractors Benefit from Building Units In-house
June 30, 2014

Many mechanical contractors are turning to renting portable heating and cooling units as a way to easily increase profit.


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Interest, Demand Drive Portable Growth

Manufacturers Predict Multidimensional Growth as Customers Demand Comfort
June 30, 2014

Portable heating and cooling manufacturers are preparing for the outside temperatures and the interest in portable HVAC equipment, which many acknowledge is also heating up. 


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Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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