The UN Economic Commission for Europe has estimated that, by 2050, the world’s population will reach about 9 billion — 70 percent will live in cities, which equates to adding 235 cities the size of Paris. This, combined with rising global temperatures, will result in a boom in demand for cooling devices, such as air conditioners and refrigerators, and a corresponding surge in energy demand, which will create additional impacts on the climate.
Representing Daikin VRV and light commercial products
September 26, 2017
Daikin Industries Ltd. (DIL) continues to expand its business here in North America. Daikin North America LLC (DNA), a subsidiary of DIL, recently announced an important alignment with Thermaltech LLC. Thermaltech will become DNA’s representative for variable refrigerant volume (VRV) and light commercial product sales and support in western Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio, northern West Virginia, and western Maryland.
Haberberger Inc. announced the addition of two new team members. Ben Haberberger, who represents the fourth generation in the 69-year-old family owned mechanical contracting firm, has joined as a project manager/estimator in the plumbing department. Additionally, Jennifer Wilson has been hired as a receptionist and will also be in charge of accounts payable for the company.
The global smart home automation market is expected to reach $130 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The growing demand for the convenience of remote and real-time operation of smart home automation systems has increased the growth and penetration.
Ductless outdoor unit paired with indoor fan coil leads to greater efficiency
September 22, 2017
Multifamily facility managers now have a way to achieve higher climate control efficiency through a new, innovative Carrier product pairing. Carrier’s 24-volt interface will achieve greater energy efficiency by combining a variable-speed, single-zone outdoor unit with an indoor fan coil.
Midea has won the bid to provide central air conditioning systems for seven stadiums in Russia. Midea will offer comprehensive air conditioning solutions for the stadiums with its leading falling film water-cooled screw chillers, MAi full inverter intelligent variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, and fan coil units.
Manufacturer rebates and other incentives also available
September 21, 2017
US Heating & AC (USHAC) announced it will donate a limited number of free air conditioning tune-ups for Hurricane Irma victims (limited to scheduling and availability). The company will also provide additional discounts on repair service and new a/c systems to all homeowners throughout their central Florida service area.
HVAC contractors and distributors now have access to the marketing cloud
September 21, 2017
Surefire Local has acquired Sequoia IMS, a provider of advanced internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) services for HVAC dealers and distributors. This is the third acquisition by Surefire Local, having previously acquired Promio, a franchise marketing company, in 2016 and BringMeMyLeads in 2012. The merger of Sequoia into Surefire Local represents a unique and significant opportunity for Surefire to further expand into the home improvement vertical. Sequoia is a preferred online marketing vendor for Carrier®.
With rising corporate commitments and shifting regulatory requirements, companies across Europe are looking for ways to quickly advance renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. To help accelerate the pace, Schneider Electric announced it’s expanding the reach of the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network, a growing community of forward-thinking corporations committed to buying and developing renewable energy and cleantech around the world.
Program designed to help flood-ravaged homeowners replace HVAC quickly
September 20, 2017
With thousands of homeowners facing serious financial challenges to rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a special program called “Operation Returning Comfort” is offering substantial, verified discounts on Goodmanâ brand heating and air conditioning systems from participating local Goodman dealers.