Ice Energy has introduced the Ice Bear 20, a smaller-capacity version of its flagship Ice Bear system for residential cooling. The new system combines Ice Energy’s patented thermal storage and smart grid technology with integrated cooling, enabling utilities to control residential cooling load and reduce peak demand.
The digital revolution long ago arrived and transformed the world, but 171 billion pieces of physical mail in the U.S. alone is no small number. Print media still exists, and, in some cases, is still thriving.
Just as the 2016 elections are already having an impact on the country’s airwaves, many industry leaders agree they’ll also have a significant impact on both the regulatory and legislative environments impacting the HVACR industry through the end of the calendar year.
Between the DOE and the EPA, the regulatory bodies have issued dozens of new rules directly impacting the HVACR industry in just the past couple of years, and this year will likely be no different.
This direct-vent, sealed-combustion boiler or volume water heater modulates with a 5:1 turndown (10:1 for 1,000 and 1,200 sizes).
Efforts like the ‘Ride and Decide’ program in Tennessee are providing a much needed bridge between high school students and rewarding careers they may not have otherwise known were available.
This radiant heating panel supports cooling, dehumidification, and multiple zones of radiant heating while optimizing heat pump performance by automatically adjusting water temperatures based on indoor feedback and outdoor temperature via the included sensor.
Branding is huge, but so few contractors capitalize on the message their brand communicates. That opens the door of opportunity for those who do embrace branding.
Emerson Climate Technologies asked 1,500 U.S. homeowners about the most important features they consider when purchasing air conditioning and heating systems, as well as what typifies a high degree of satisfaction with their HVAC contractors. They also asked about factors that might prevent someone from buying a new HVAC system if they own an older, more problem-prone system.
The digital realm continues to attract advertisers, growing at a rate of 13 percent last year, according to Strategy Analytics. And, according to Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona, HVAC contractors stand to benefit from this trend.
In order to better serve their contractor dealers, HVACR manufacturers are providing plug-and-play advertisements and other marketing materials to help contractors grow their businesses.
The Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) convened on Orlando for its 2015 annual conference in December. The event welcomed the most distribution companies since 2007.
ACCA members came from around the country to learn office operational management strategies. The event, which was presented by ACCA and The NEWS, was immediately preceded by the Service Managers Forum, capping off a four-day gathering of ACCA managers across multiple disciplines.
The Simplicity Series of concentric venting, noncondensing, tankless water heaters are designed to make installations simple and flexible through a gas-convertible combustion system.
The J-II single-phase variable refrigerant flow (VRF) serves ambient heating and cooling applications in a 3- to 5-ton range and can be used for large residential and small commercial installations.
Weil-McLain is offering its most advanced high-efficiency condensing boiler. The new 95 percent AFUE Evergreen™ boiler features cutting-edge technology with simple controls, flexible functionality for multiple applications, and a durable design that is easy to install, use, and maintain.
New from FasTest for the HVACR market is the CoreMax SV, an advanced single port service valve with significant performance advantages over conventional service valves typically used in split system air conditioner systems.
Sharp Electronics Corp. is exhibiting its new ductless mini split lineup in booth 4762 at the AHR Expo. The company’s new models are designed to operate in extra low temperatures and have one of the industry’s best SEER and HSPF ratings. They also feature Sharp’s patented air purification technology Plasmacluster.
Panasonic is introducing the new EXTERIOS XE Series. With models ranging from 9,000 Btu to 15,000 Btu, this series offers many years of energy efficient indoor climate control. The built-in and improved ECONAVI not only detects room occupancy and motion but also incorporates an area search function to direct airflow where needed.
The HVAC industry has seen a significant increase in thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) usage in the past decade. Even though TXVs are the most popular metering devices for residential air conditioning systems, there is still a lack of knowledge about TXV functionality in the market.
These contractors have created workplaces that demonstrate care and commitment to both employees and customers, cultivate and train employees, and offer growth opportunities and retirement planning to plot a successful future, both professionally and personally.
Illiana’s employee satisfaction level, charitable efforts, strong opportunities for growth, and ability to nurture long-lasting customer and employee relationships helped earn the company Best Contractor to Work For honors in the North Central region.
Despite being a very large, high-volume dealership, Reliable has managed to retain its personal touch and commitment to providing outstanding service to every customer, every time.
Gold Medal’s commitment to training and employee health and satisfaction, as well as its commitment to its customers, has earned it the 2015 Best Contractor to Work For Award for the East region.
Owner Travis Smith believes in treating his employees just as well as his customers and has endeavored to provide them with the best health care, retirement plans, training, and tools.
There’s no such thing as magic in hydronics. There are no magic boilers, controls, or circulators that know what to do. If someone can’t explain to you exactly how a delta (Δ) P or a ΔT variable-speed circulator works, and why, without using the word “magic” or some derivative thereof, they don’t really know.
Ever wonder why the most irritated people always call you? Actually, it could have less to do with you than it does with the kind of contracting business you operate. (Plus, there’s actually good news in the call, which we’ll cover in a moment.)
Search engine optimization (SEO) helps make your business more visible by moving it up to Page 1 in search engine rankings. But, how do you go about doing this? Here are some expert tips to help show the way.
Setting a price structure is typically one of a business owner’s greatest challenges. If a company’s commodity is priced too high, potential customers are likely to look elsewhere. And, if its costs are too low, the business may fail to generate enough revenue to pay it’s workers or management.
Three HVACR contractors from the U.S. and Canada earn Honorable Mention status in the 2015 Best Contractor to Work For contest.