ORLANDO, Fla. — Nearly 61,000 HVAC industry representatives enjoyed sun and reasonable temperatures as the 2016 AHR Expo rolled into Orlando, Florida.
Preliminary numbers show that more than 18,254 exhibitor personnel welcomed 42,672 visitors.
“A lot goes into making this show such a valued platform for today’s professionals to come together,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co. “Based on early feedback, we’re already working on several aspects of next year’s show to make the experience even more worthwhile.”
The 2016 AHR Expo show floor encompassed a compelling 20 football fields’ worth of exhibits throughout Florida’s largest convention center. In addition to thousands of returning companies, more than 300 exhibitors set up shop for the first time at this year’s show, including Adam Bowen, a partner at ClimaSkinz. “We knew this was a huge event, but we weren’t entirely sure what to expect,” said Bowen. “We were pleased with the amount of positive feedback, and we’re going home with a handful of promising new leads.”
Of course, The NEWS was there to cover all aspects of the event. Below, you’ll find stories featuring new products and trends defining the industry’s future in a variety of different product categories. Click on each story to learn more.
Ductwork + Sheet Metal: Building Codes, Weatherization Tighten the Ductwork Market
Motors + Drives: DOE Efficiency Regulations Steer Motors and Drives Market
Humidification + Dehumidification: Humidity Control a Key Component of Comfort and IAQ
Residential Furnaces: High-efficiency Furnaces Remain in High Demand
Ductless HVAC: Ductless Continues to Mature in the American HVAC Market
Indoor Air Quality: Intuitive Controls, Consumer Readiness Drive the Pursuit for IAQ
Residential A/C: Smart Home, Efficiency Pace the Residential A/C Market
Testing + Monitoring: Testing, Monitoring Products Designed with the User in Mind
Portable HVAC: Portable Products Press Proportional Parameters
UV + Air Purification: Consumer Awareness, ASHRAE Validate UV’s Effectiveness
Heat Pumps: Heat Pumps Still a Hot Prospect
Commercial Rooftop Units (RTUs): Regulatory Concerns Corner the Rooftop Market
Apps + Software: Advanced Software/Apps Make HVAC Contracting Simpler
Trucks + Transportation: European-style Vans Make an Impression at Expo
Refrigerants: Change is the Name of the Game
Publication date: 2/22/2016