The latest detection devices on the market for CO protection is taking things to the next level. Not only can they alarms, but can also open dampers and turn on exhaust fans — or even shut down the equipment that’s creating the poisonous gas. Mergers and acquisitions activity is slightly off its peak of two years ago, according to two investment bankers involved in such deals, and while they say the market still robust, one buyer sees a slowdown starting. HARDI and EGIA have announced a formal partnership with a goal to strengthen two-step HVACR growth, and another to ensure the industry is prepared to take advantage of billions in grants, incentives, and rebate funds available through the Inflation Reduction Act beginning in late 2023. San Francisco has become the latest city to ban gas furnaces. Earlier this year San Francisco became the latest city to ban gas furnaces when the Bay Area Air Quality Management District board of directors adopted rule amendments to eliminate emissions of nitrogen oxides, or NOx, from residential and commercial natural gas furnaces and water heaters by requiring new appliances to be zero-NOx.

Catch up on these stories and more on our News page.