IERNA’s Heating & Cooling Inc. of Lutz, Florida, was named the Bryant Dealer of the Year during the annual Bryant Dealer Rally in Indianapolis. In addition to the Dealer of the Year, Bryant also announced its 15 Medal of Excellence winners.
PulteGroup Inc. announced it has completed construction of its zero net energy (ZNE) home prototype in Northern California. The new Pulte home, which is designed to generate as much energy as it uses, will be monitored for 12 months to evaluate its performance and identify opportunities for future enhancements.
American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has received two Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) 2015 Platinum Awards. The AccuComfort™ Platinum 18 Air Conditioner and the Gold 824 Smart Control have both been recognized with ADEX awards, recognizing them for superior design.
Noritz America has unveiled an upgraded version of its 13-year-old PROCard trade incentive program, going beyond rebates-for-purchases to offer a robust lead-generation service for HVAC and plumbing contractors.
Intertek announced it has invested in expanded laboratory space and equipment to further enhance its testing capabilities to the HVACR industry. With these investments in testing equipment is unique to North America, Intertek said it continues to build on its status as one of the largest global networks of third-party testing facilities.
Phononic, developer of solid-state cooling and heating technology, announced that it has been named to the fourth annual CNBC Disruptor 50 List, recognizing the company as a forward-thinking startup with the potential to influence and change markets.
For those looking to take energy conservation to the next level, many contractors are encouraging the installation of a combination geothermal heat pump and solar energy system.
New York and California recently made headlines when they became the first states in the nation to adopt plans to raise their statewide minimum wage rates to $15 per hour. The controversial legislation has drawn a myriad of comments from political parties, workers, and business owners, including HVAC contractors.
Having designed so many systems for others, it’s natural to wonder what kind of HVAC equipment contractors would install in their own homes if money were no object. Their answers just might surprise you.
Manufacturers offer a wide array of high-end products loaded with features designed to exceed the expectations of discerning consumers and contractors alike. Here are a few examples.
HVAC contractors learned about linking the major components of home-performance contracting during the National Comfort Institute’s (NCI) 13th annual Summit meeting in April in Savannah, Georgia.
With technology developmenting so quickly and customer expectations steadily rising, the way service technicians do their jobs is rapidly changing. Companies that are able to implement new technologies and adapt job expectations for field service techs will reap the benefits of a profitable service department in an increasingly service-focused economy.
And to think, you almost unleashed them on your gorgeous, newly installed hydronic system. Talk about creating your own risk of callbacks.
Service World Expo is the bold, new, must-attend conference, trade show, and networking event for residential contractors involved in plumbing, HVAC, or electrical service who want to ignite growth and performance in their companies.
This addition to the Champion Direct Replacement rooftop solution features advanced controls and an optional Mobile Access Portal (MAP) Gateway and fault detection and diagnostics (FDD).
While the Regional Standard only applies to installations in the South and Southwest portion of the country, distributors across the United States must begin to maintain certain records effective July 1, 2016.
ASHRAE announced that papers are being sought for a conference focused on energy and IAQ in humid and arid hot climates. The Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place Feb. 26-27, 2017, in Doha, Qatar.
Ingersoll Rand announced it will commit to the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Advanced Cooling Challenge (ACC). The commitment includes a $500 million investment in product R&D by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through its transport refrigeration and HVAC solutions.
Pipe Restoration Technologies LLC, makers of the ePIPE in-place pipe restoration product line, announced that it has been granted its 15th U.S. patent, #9352357, for the ePIPE epoxy coating system.
American Residential Services (ARS), a leading national provider of HVAC and plumbing services, announced it is celebrating National HVAC Tech Day on June 22, 2016, to honor hardworking HVAC professionals everywhere.
The performance review process can be a headache for managers and employees alike, but it’s an important procedure for contracting businesses when it's done correctly.
According to National Comfort Institute (NCI) studies of properly performing HVAC systems, coil pressure drop shouldn’t exceed 40 percent of the equipment’s rated total external static pressure.
In this very modern marketing age, you are not in the contracting business. You are a marketer of contracting services. The closer you adhere to that definition, the better both parts of your business will get.
Available in 3- to 8.5-ton capacities, this heat pump’s exact-fit footprint and advanced control technology contribute to easy installation, setup, and maintenance.
Koch Air is the only Koch Enterprises Inc. company serving the HVAC industry and has seven locations serving customers in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri. Koch Enterprises is a global, diversified, privately owned corporation that has been serving customers for 142 years from its headquarters in Evansville, Indiana.
This radiant thermostat can operate a hydronic radiant heating system based on the air sensor measuring operative temperature, a floor sensor (purchased separately), or a combination of both to provide the optimal level of comfort and control.
These variable-speed inverter units integrate advanced technology with a rotary compressor, compact electronically commutated motor (ECM) fan, and an integrated inverter control.
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) announced its call for entries for the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. The winners in each of 10 HVACR product categories will receive special recognition.
Ken Goodrich, owner of Goettl Air Conditioning, announced that the company has returned to Las Vegas, opening a new office in the city to service the greater Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, areas to offer HVAC maintenance, repair, and replacement.
Henson Mechanical announced it is now One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. The Georgia contractor is joining forces with a national heating and cooling brand and a national plumbing brand with locations throughout North America.