Residential and commercial sectors, coupled with rising disposable income, are augmenting demand for air conditioners across the globe. Growing acceptance of air conditioners as a utility product, rather than a luxury product, is anticipated to boost growth in the global air conditioners market during the forecast period.
In 2017, the winds of change are blowing stronger than ever with a new commander in chief calling the shots. Most industry experts are hopeful and optimistic about the next four years under a Trump-led government.
According to Chisult Insight Co. Ltd.’s Global and U.S. HVAC Market Research Report, the U.S. HVAC market is estimated to achieve 5 percent growth in 2017.
Langston is preparing for the next chapter of his career as he assumes the role of ACCA National Chairman of the Board during ACCA’s IE3 Show, March 20-22, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Each year, HVACR contractors large and small come together to share best practices and learn from industry experts during ACCA’s annual conference. However, this year, the event has been completely redesigned. This shiny new IE3 Show will take place March 20-22 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.
ACCA recently recognized Lee Company of Franklin, Tennessee, and James River Air Conditioning of Richmond, Virginia, as its 2017 Residential and Commercial Contractors of the Year, respectively.
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is trending in the industry right now, and it has been well before “trending” was even a thing. It serves as a sense of reliability to homeowners, a symbol of professionalism to employers, a mark of confidence to manufacturers, and a source of pride to technicians. So, no matter what your role in the industry is, there are countless reasons to #celebratewithNATE.
Since it was founded in 2011, Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based Allied Energy Efficiency Experts has completed approximately 5,000 comprehensive Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) projects in New Jersey and Delaware.
Bob and Tim have arrived at a customer’s house that uses fuel oil for heat. This is a “no heat” call — the customer called first thing this morning and said that the oil furnace was not coming on, and the house was cold. When they arrived, they talked to the customer, and the customer said that he had made several tries to get the furnace to operate but with no luck.
With failing oil-fired boilers and an aging, inefficient heating system, Elm Street School in Gardner, Massachusetts, turned to modulating boilers from Weil-McLain to spark energy efficiencies and lower heating costs for the school.
The NOBLE Fire Tube Combi Boiler is designed for residential applications and offers three models ranging from 110,000-199,999 Btuh. The boiler features easy installation and serviceability, true instantaneous response time, and a user-friendly interface.
The Model ABD-SEA-E provides precise and automatic airflow regulation for supply or exhaust ventilation systems in any residential or commercial building. It is designed for use in any HVAC application with a static pressure between 0.2 and 2.0 inches water column.
Contractors started out 2017 feeling positive about short-term growth, according to ACCA, which reported its January 2017 Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) scored a 78 — up two points from its January 2016 rating.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not given any indication that it will target R-410A in residential applications, and under the Trump administration, the agency may perhaps be less aggressive than it was under the Obama administration and, therefore, less likely to push for additional refrigerant phasedowns.
Sales of HVAC equipment ticked upward in 2016, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which reported that 2016 year-to-date combined U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 7.6 percent over 2015 and shipments of gas warm-air furnaces increased 4.6 percent for the same time period.
According to the most recent report from Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), average sales for its distributor members increased by by 12.2 percent in January 2017, and the average annualized growth fort he 12 months through January 2016 was 9.2 percent.
The MagnaClean Micro2 features a patented magnetic filtration system that begins to capture and remove virtually all of the suspended iron oxide that collects in hydronic heating systems within minutes of installation.
If your website is not secure, you are potentially exposing your prospects’ and customers’ data to hackers, and you’re likely losing leads and sales to competitors who have secure sites.
Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.
Compatible with ColorTouch® and Explorer™ (formerly Voyager®) Wi-Fi residential and commercial thermostats, this wireless temperature sensor is designed to save energy while improving indoor comfort. It’s available throughout North America and can be used indoors or outdoors with the on-board sensor or an external sensor, such as the included duct sensor.
The Lyric C1 and C2 Wi-Fi Indoor Cameras are designed to monitor what’s happening, day or night, whether someone is home or away. The Lyric app provides access to livestreaming, recorded events, screenshots, and will send alerts when something is seen.
The amount of hours technicians are trained, the types of training required, and the trainings technicians attend are all fluid elements HVAC contractors must navigate on a case-by-case basis.
According to Automotive Fleet’s 25th annual operating cost survey, 2016 marked the fourth consecutive year fleet operating costs remained stable, primarily due to lower gas and diesel prices. Other contributing factors include newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles and the increased implementation of telematics systems that result in improved route optimization and allow companies to easily identify drivers who are engaging in behaviors that decrease miles per gallon (mpg).
For contractors, warranties may help differentiate specific product tiers and, with extended service contracts, improve the value proposition to customers.
Compliance with the EPA’s 608 is a mandatory part of HVAC contracting. Techs are required to gain certification by an EPA-approved organization and pass their tests or else they are unqualified to work in the field.
How good are you at hunting airflow restrictions? Do you have a game plan or is it just guesswork? Let’s take a look at some ways you can more effectively hunt down pesky airflow restrictions that could be plaguing your customers’ HVAC systems.
The seminar, sponsored by Women in HVACR and hosted by David Squires, owner of Online-Access Inc. and Mike Layton, owner of Stochastic Marketing LLC, offered seeds of information for HVAC contractors to bring home, plant, and create the most fruitful marketing garden to grow their business from.
In last month’s article, “Inside Filter Driers,” which appeared on Page 18 of the Feb. 6 issue of The NEWS, we covered the internal construction, filtering, and drying materials within a refrigerant filter drier. This month, we’ll deal with troubleshooting, service, and replacement of the filter drier.
Not understanding how some electronic controls operate and control a system can lead to misdiagnosing a system problem and costly repairs. It is best never to assume, but rather take the time to do some research and find out exactly how they operate. Guessing is rarely good and generally will lead to a misdiagnosis and cause a tech to replace the wrong part or component.
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