Air-Source Heat Pumps

Heat pumps lead the market in percentage increase in sales. See product comparisons.

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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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Preparing Contractors for 2015 Regulations

Know Your Borders and the Efficiencies Within
June 30, 2014

Contractor will not be able to conduct business as usual — at least not without carefully considering regional efficiencies, system matches, high-efficiency motors, impending cost increases, and the penalties associated with the new standards.


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 36 Percent in April

June 30, 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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Many HVAC Options for High-End Projects

Customers Choose Top-of-the-Line Equipment to Meet Needs
June 23, 2014

Whether building a new house or retrofitting an existing one, homeowners have numerous options to choose from when it comes to HVAC equipment. 


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Going Deep On Energy Retrofits

Extensive Work Results in Significant Energy Savings
June 23, 2014

Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home. 


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Robur Corp.: Gas Absorption Heat Pump

June 9, 2014

Capable of producing hot water up to 140°F, the RTA modular gas absorption heat pump system uses renewable outdoor heat to provide a heating efficiency up to 129 percent. 


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm-Air Furnace Shipments Up Nearly 43 Percent in March

Oil Warm-Air Furnace Shipments Up Nearly 43 Percent in March
June 9, 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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Contractors Prepare for Regional Standards

Emerson Survey Examines Contractor Awareness, Preparedness
June 2, 2014

This is the first in a two-part series of articles summarizing the State of HVAC survey Emerson conducted and is sharing exclusively with The NEWS. 


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Heat Pumps Riding a Wave of Popularity

Shipments Grow by Double Digits, Trend Expected to Continue
May 26, 2014

Manufacturers had a lot to like about last year. According to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), shipments of equipment increased in just about every category in 2013. Especially notable were shipments of air-source heat pumps, which were up 16 percent over 2012.


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NEWSMakers: Michael Willburn

Michael Willburn, president, Infloor Heating Systems, joins the program to discuss his company, radiant heating, industry trends, and whether contractors are becoming more interested in radiant heating. Posted on July 11.

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