Shipments of central air conditioners increased 19.1 percent, heat pumps increased 10 percent
August 15, 2016
U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 1,022,363 units in June 2016, up 16.4 percent from 878,513 units shipped in June 2015, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
The equipment in this troubleshooting situation is a package unit heat pump and the customer’s complaint is that the unit is “blowing warm air.” When you respond to this service call, you confirm that the indoor temperature is near 90°F, and you also find that the customer has turned the equipment off while awaiting your arrival.
Millennials are price-sensitive, as cost has the greatest influence on their purchase decisions above all other factors, including quality, brand, store, and availability. So, they may not be willing to pay more for the higher efficiency HVAC systems that they claim to want.
New record-retention requirements for distributors, contractors outlined in rule
June 17, 2016
While the Regional Standard only applies to installations in the South and Southwest portion of the country, distributors across the United States must begin to maintain certain records effective July 1, 2016.