American Residential Services (ARS), a national provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services, announced it has acquired the assets of Allgood Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling in Snellville, Georgia.
When a couple of do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowners cited how easy it was to install their respective equipment themselves and how little skill was needed, it begged the question: With the current skilled labor shortage, are HVAC systems destined to become plug-and-play appliances?
Up until recently, sales of air-source heat pumps were on a tear, growing from 1.6 million units in 2009 to 2.3 million units in 2014, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). But, in 2015, sales of heat pumps slipped 3.6 percent from the previous year.
Just about every manufacturer recommends homeowners have their air-source heat pumps serviced twice a year — once in the spring and once in the fall. Most believe that semi-annual maintenance helps keep equipment operating at peak performance and ensures the unit is ready for the heat of summer or cold of winter.
Not that long ago, if a conversation centered on heat pumps, it was fairly safe to assume that the equipment referred to ducted, split-system, electric, air-source units. That assumption started to change a few years ago with the growing popularity of ductless heat pumps.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), collaborating with Emerson Climate Technologies, developed a prototype for an air-source heat pump for the colder regions of the country — one that heats better and uses significantly less energy.
In 2007-2009, manufacturing job losses exceeded 2 million. And, despite adding more than 600,000 jobs since January 2010, the market has not fully recovered to its prerecession numbers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Industry shipment numbers are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.
More than 200 contractors from three countries descended on the Peach Tree State April 6-8 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta to attend Service Nation Inc.’s Atlanta International Roundtable meeting.
This unit is an efficient solution for single-room heating and cooling. Its 5.1-inch-thick design allows the coil to be used as an unobtrusive zoning solution.
The two day event, which was focused on helping dealers strengthen and grow their businesses, featured presentations on WaterFurnace products, marketing tools, training, financing, and more.
The K2 Firetube Boiler features a stainless steel vertical firetube heat exchanger and is available in six sizes ranging 85-270 MBtuh.
Meacham Heating, Cooling & Energy Solutions announced it is joining forces with three national home services brands, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, and Mister Sparky®.
NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden and LSB Industries Inc., Oklahoma City, announced that they have entered into a stock purchase agreement by which NIBE will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of The Climate Control Group Inc. from LSB for a purchase price of $364 million.
HB McClure Co., a central Pennsylvania commercial and residential mechanical contractor, has announced the acquisition of Mainhart Mechanical LLC, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, which specializes in residential plumbing, heating, and air conditioning repair, installation, and construction services.
The average price for a gallon of gas in 2012 was $3.68, per the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Prices averaged $2.43 in 2015 and are expected to maintain similar or lower prices throughout 2016 and into 2017.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, HVAC contractors, and service technicians of the safety hazards related to recharging existing home air conditioning systems with a propane-based refrigerant.
American Residential Services (ARS), a national provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services, has acquired the assets of Unique Air Services in Bradenton, Florida.
As the first of its kind in the U.S., the standard outlines requirements and best practices for geothermal project design, installation, commissioning, and more in the U.S. and Canada.
The global HVAC equipment market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6 percent from 2015 to 2022, exceeding $125 billion by 2022, according to a new market report published by Credence Research Inc.
Nortek Inc. announced the appointment of Bruno Biasiotta as chief operating officer, air management. In this newly appointed role, Biasiotta will report to Nortek's president and chief executive officer, Michael J. Clarke, and assume responsibility for the Residential & Commercial HVAC and Custom & Commercial Air Solutions businesses.
An investment in innovation came to fruition as Emerson officially introduced its $35 million Helix Innovation Center on April 27. The 40,000-square-foot center, located on the University of Dayton campus, will serve as a commercial building controls and HVAC technology lab.
The Service World Expo announced HVAC industry icons Ron Smith and Matt Michel will share the podium for a special “Legends of the Industry” presentation at the inaugural Service World Expo, to be held at the Tropicana Hotel, Oct. 26-27, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Modern Mechanical has joined forces with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® and will eventually be known by the name One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Local owners Shawn Mitchell and Pete Danielson will maintain a 100 percent ownership stake in Modern Mechanical.
Daikin announced that its new $417 million HVAC campus nearing completion just outside of northwest Houston has officially been named the Daikin Texas Technology Park.
M-TriGen Inc., a manufacturer of micro-combined cooling, heating, and power generation (MCCHP) equipment, has announced the launch of three new models of its trigeneration products following authorization by Intertek to mark them for ETL standards.
The HVAC industry is not immune to this growing trend for on-demand services. Last year, on-demand behemoth Amazon launched Amazon Home Services, offering 15 million service listings across more than 900 professional services, including HVAC. Amazon joins Home Advisor, Thumbtack, and others offering these types of middlemen services to connect homeowners with contractors.
Dozens of major manufacturers are now offering a variety of training options ranging from short online offerings to extensive on-location training in hopes of making ductless HVAC a worthwhile investment for consumers and contractors.
While VRF technology has had a strong footprint in Japan and Europe for decades, it’s still maturing and gaining widespread acceptance throughout North America. And as the market matures and evolves, manufacturers are enhancing and improving their ductless offerings, including those featuring VRF technology.
The global HVAC rental equipment market is predicted to reach $4.63 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 8 percent, according to the latest market study released by Technavio.