Noritz America has launched a free online training course for its new CB Combination Boiler, targeting professional plumbing, heating, and HVAC contractors.
Although still emerging, the market for zero net energy homes (ZNEHs) is expected to be led by new construction in North America, notes Navigant Research. Other countries in select regions, such as Europe and Asia-Pacific, are also beginning to follow suit.
A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Florida (UF) has developed a novel method that could yield lower-cost, higher-efficiency systems for water heating in residential buildings.
Because it uses the earth as a free heat source or heat sink, geothermal is inherently a highly efficient technology that can help homeowners and building owners save a significant amount of energy and money. And, as advances in technology continue to improve the efficiency and controls of these units, the industry is concurrently investigating ways to make geothermal an affordable option for all.
While most studies insist IoT technologies are on the cusp of becoming mainstream, the question remains: Is the HVAC industry truly ready to embrace the IoT, or is there a sense of trepidation and concern regarding the technology’s staying power and long-term viability?
For the past decade, those in the geothermal heating and cooling industry have benefited from two tax credits that incentivize residential and commercial geothermal installations. But both of these tax credits are four months away from expiring, and all efforts to extend them have failed thus far.
Geothermal manufacturers, distributors, and organizations like the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) have stepped up their training efforts to ensure HVACR contractors are installing and servicing geothermal equipment to the highest standard.
It is no secret the HVACR industry is an older crowd. However, young talent needs to be coming through the ranks in order to secure a positive future. The NEWS wanted to highlight the industry's young talent with a list of the top 40 HVAC professionals under 40 years of age.
Energy efficiency is driving innovation in policies, practices, and technologies and is becoming much more significant to our economy, noted speakers at the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum, held June 23 at the National Press Club in Washington, District of Columbia, cosponsored by Johnson Controls Inc. and the U.S. Energy Association.
In case contractors thought differently, potential customers do visit their About Us pages. In fact, it’s usually one of the 10 most visited pages on a contracting website. The About Us page is the best place to talk about years of experience, certifications, awards, and things like company values.
The Brambles officially converted into Aire Serv of Bull Run in 2009. Before converting, they were earning about $100,000 in revenue. During its first year as an Aire Serve franchise, the company increased sales by 400 percent to $460,000.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has announced the availability of $16 million through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to support the design and construction of new energy-efficient housing and to complete similar improvements in existing buildings across the state.
Midea Group, a Chinese manufacturer of consumer appliances and HVAC systems, announced it has selected the Ayla Networks Internet of Things (IoT) platform as its preferred overseas IoT cloud partner for all its connected HVAC products.
Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company, announced a multi-year extension with Rheem to continue providing a financing program for the purchase of HVAC and water heating products and services.
U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 1,022,363 units in June 2016, up 16.4 percent from 878,513 units shipped in June 2015, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
There are numerous steps savvy contractors can take to ensure their service departments are running efficiently, while, at the same time, keeping employees and customers content with the work being conducted.
The global market for air conditioning systems was valued at $104.4 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $167 billion by the end of 2024, expanding at a 5.1 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016 to 2024.
Nationwide, this summer has been one of the hottest in recorded history. Per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the June temperature for the contiguous U.S. was 71.8°F, or 3.3° above the 20th century average. The busy summer season has seen its fair share of ups and downs so far, but overall, HVACR distribution is in a good place.
The term radiant heating makes most people think about warm floors. Although it’s true there are many excellent applications for radiant floor heating, it’s not the only type of radiant panel that can deliver excellent comfort.
The two-day event, which focused on helping dealers strengthen and grow their businesses, featured presentations on WaterFurnace products, marketing tools, training, financing, and more. Attendees also heard updates from the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) regarding the geothermal tax credits.
Homeowners who have comfort problems often call HVAC contractors. There is a lot of opportunity here, though the road to success is crowded with barriers. But having a way to truly verify the operation of HVAC installations will overcome many of those barriers.
Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.
This unit is designed to heat and cool an entire house, office, or even only one zone without the cost or complexity of a buffer tank and the associated valves and pumps.
Renovate America, a provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, has hired Missouri-based executives Joe Suggs and John Maslowski to lead the expansion of the company’s HERO PACE Program into the state, working with the Missouri Clean Energy District.
Global demand for insulation is expected to rise 3.7 percent per year to 26 billion square meters of R-1 value in 2020, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
American Residential Services (ARS), a national provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services, has announced an endorsement agreement with Tim Tebow. It includes a commercial in which Tebow announces that ARS will offer special discounts for customers with matching donations to the Tim Tebow Foundation.
The new rule raises the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $455 per week, or $23,660 per year, to $913 per week, or $47,476 per year. As a result, more than 4.2 million salaried workers across the country will now be eligible for overtime pay. Employers have until Dec. 1, when the rule becomes effective, to prepare for the changes.
When you hear that your facility will be the target of an OSHA inspection, step back and examine the strengths and weaknesses of your safety program, and think about how you can focus the attention on the strengths. Although OSHA will come in looking for anything you’re doing wrong, you want to make sure they’re aware of all the things you’re doing right.
An addition to Mitsubishi Electric wall-mounted indoor unit M-series models, these models provide designers and builders with more appliance design options in new homes and high-end upgrades.
American Residential Services (ARS), a privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services, announced that it has acquired the assets of Weather Crafters, Chester, Virginia. Located in the Richmond area, it will be rebranded as ARS of Richmond.