To my utter dismay, winter has finally hit Southeast Michigan. This past week, I’ve been waking up to temperatures hovering around 7°F, something I’m sure the local HVAC contractors are quite happy about. However, in just a few days, I get to escape the bitter cold for warmer weather as The NEWS staff heads down to sunny Orlando, Florida, for the annual AHR Expo.

The AHR Expo expects to welcome more than 60,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies covering all facets of the HVACR industry. My colleagues and I will be running around the Orange County Convention Center talking to industry experts about everything from ventilation and rooftop units to geothermal, zoning, and compressors.

If you are attending the AHR Expo, don’t forget to stop by and visit The NEWS at Booth 3244. We will be offering attendees a special $29 subscription rate with a free gift of a portable charger. Or, just come and say hello. But really, you should take advantage of the subscription rate. I mean, who doesn’t like free gifts? 

And if by chance, you cannot make it to the show, make sure to watch for all the relevant information on new products and trends in our post-show coverage on Feb. 22.