A.O. Smith has introduced a new model of heat pump water heater that the company says can reduce electric water heating costs by as much as 71 percent for some homeowners.
These new requirements will directly impact all distributors in the U.S. and all installers in the Southeast and Southwest regions of the country.
Most automobile owners recognize the importance of maintaining their vehicles, but the same often doesn’t hold true for homeowners when it comes to their HVAC systems. Contractors who fail to offer service agreements are not only damaging their bottom lines — they’re doing a disservice to customers.
The global variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems market is forecast to reach $24.09 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 percent between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning, a residential HVAC and home comfort services contractor, announced it has been named to the Bay Area News Group’s 2016 “Top Workplaces” list.
Harris Companies, a leading national mechanical contractor, announced it has purchased Quality Mechanical Contractors based in Las Vegas. Founded in 1971, Quality Mechanical specializes in industrial, commercial, and residential HVAC, plumbing, piping, and sheet metal fabrication.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is investing $19 million in 18 projects to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and stores.
anasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning North America announced the hiring of Allan Dziwoki, who will lead Panasonic’s heating and cooling business in North America as the division’s vice president and general manager.
Renovate America, a provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, and the Missouri Clean Energy District (MCED) announced a recruitment effort to register local contractors to offer new financing for Missouri homeowners to make energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
The Dealer Design Awards are judged by 20 contractors from across the U.S. who are active in the industry and have their collective fingers on the pulse of what’s happening. This year’s competition saw numerous themes across each category, as manufacturers shared the broad goals of making products smarter, more consistent, and innovative in new and unique ways.
The Dave Lennox Signature® Collection SLP98V Gas Furnace is designed for residential applications, but may also be used in light commercial applications requiring 110,000 Btuh of heat or less. Its functionality and versatility helped Lennox Intl. Inc. take home the gold award in the HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment category of the 2016 Dealer Design Awards.
Enertech Global LLC’s Element Series ZS/ZT Compact Horizontal Packaged Geothermal Heat Pump features a small footprint and enhanced serviceability, making it an ideal solution for both retrofit applications and new construction — and the judges first choice in the 2016 Dealer Design Awards’ HVAC Residential Equipment category.
The global HVAC systems market is expected to reach $173.16 billion by 2022, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9 percent between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Antonelli’s presentation will help contractors discover how a strong brand and logo can provide a solid foundation on which to build a powerful marketing strategy upon. His class will discuss truck wrap and fleet branding, sales brochures, and digital marketing efforts.
Each date offered three keynote presentations and supporting breakout sessions that focused on specific sales, leadership, and operational topics related to running a successful home improvement business and overcoming common challenges that contractors currently face in today’s marketplace.
The effective date of this rule is Aug. 15.
Energy efficiency is driving innovation in policies, practices, and technologies, and with that is becoming much more significant to our economy, noted speakers at the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum, held at the National Press Club in Washington, District of Columbia, cosponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association.
HVACR distributor, R.E. Michel Co. Inc., and Honeywell are sponsoring a three-month promotion in June, July, and August. Contractors have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Professional Bull Riders Finals in Las Vegas.
The global HVAC insulation market is forecast to grow from $3.30 billion in 2015 to $5.29 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.20 percent, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Advancements in technology have extended the life cycle of virtually every product in the industry while at the same time are creating a need to replace equipment more frequently in order to take advantage of the most efficient offerings in the marketplace.
While there are pros and cons to offering extended warranties, most contractors agree offering this added assurance differentiates themselves from their competition and makes them that much more valuable to customers.
And, when it’s time to hit the books, HVAC distributors can be a great resource, as many offer specific product training from their vendors as well as general HVAC skills, troubleshooting, and even some business management courses for their contractor dealers.
Once largely dismissed by the education community, there is no doubt that online learning is becoming more mainstream across the U.S. To meet the growing demand for online training, many organizations have been expanding their online training libraries.
I was thinking about how we’ve grown so used to central heating and, with the exception of an occasional cleaning, pretty much ignore our boilers and heating systems when the weather gets hot and sticky. I wondered if it had always been this way...
The U.S. residential HVAC market is forecast to see significant growth due to lower unemployment and gas prices, coupled with higher consumer confidence and pent-up demand. The commercial HVAC market is expected to see more steady growth.
Geothermal heat energy is part of Assembly Bill 10342 — the New York State Climate & Community Protection Act, which would cut greenhouse gases by 100 percent by 2050 with an interim goal of 50 percent by 2030. The legislation promotes renewable energy, including GHPs.
The Wrench Group announced that Ken Haines has been selected to lead the company and will assume the role of chief executive officer. Haines was formerly the president and CEO of Atlanta’s Coolray Companies, one of Wrench’s four regional brands. The company will be headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.
Nortek Inc., a global diversified company whose offerings include heating and cooling products, ventilation products, and more, announced that it has signed an agreement and plan of merger with Melrose Industries PLC, a UK listed public company, to be acquired by Melrose for $86 per share in cash.
ASHRAE has announced revisions to the majority of chapters, including major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling, in its newly published 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment.
The International Energy Agency, Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) released the 2016 edition of its report on the global status of the solar thermal heating and cooling market.