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Service Nation Inc. and BNP Media Inc. Launch the Service World Expo

The event will be open to all residential contractors, manufacturers, and service providers in the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical industries.

VRF Gaining Mass Appeal in the US

While the U.S. ranked fourth in the top 10 markets, it’s on the upswing. VRF continued to gain market share from small- to medium- size chillers in 2014, according to the report, and BSRIA expects market growth to continue at an 11 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2018.

Johnson Controls Opens VRF Training Facility

Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) recently opened the doors to a 12,600-square-foot training facility devoted to increasing the industry’s awareness of VRF technology, equipment, and operation. The center, which officially opened in July, boasts a hands-on lab, two 25-person-capacity classrooms, audio/video conferencing capabilities, and a full curriculum to help HVAC contractors and sales professionals deliver quality VRF solutions.

AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Announced

International Exposition Co. has announced the winners of the 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) Innovation Awards. The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original HVACR products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.

UTC Climate, Controls & Security Announces Price Increase

UTC Climate, Controls & Security, which manufactures products under the Carrier, Bryant, Payne, and ICP brand names, has announced a price increase of up to 5 percent on residential and commercial HVAC equipment.

Survey Shows Many Homeowners Unclear on Carbon Monoxide Safety

While 94 percent of homeowners know that the furnace can release deadly carbon monoxide gas, more than half (53.7 percent) don’t take simple steps that can prevent that from happening. That is a major finding of a survey completed on behalf of Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Are Smoking and Tattoos Too Taboo for the Job Site?

HVAC contractors must develop policies and procedures for technicians that please non-smokers, yet don’t vilify those who do smoke. It’s a problem with no easy answer; one that is likely greyer than the cloud of smoke at the end of a cigarette.

‘Wizards of Comfort’ Thrive in Small-town Texas

Since 2004, Schneider’s 72 Degrees has grown from six employees to 21. The company offers 100 percent residential service, repair, and replacement services with 13 vehicles in its fleet. It ended 2014 with just under $3 million in sales. 

DOE Releases Regional Standards Enforcement Proposed Rule

The Thursday release of the NOPR tentatively ends a one-year period of uncertainty for the HVACR industry, which has adapted to the new energy conservation standards without any enforcement guidance from DOE. 

Lennox Announces Residential and Commercial Products Price Increase

Lennox Industries Inc. announced it will increase prices from 3 to 4 percent on select residential and commercial equipment, accessories, and parts effective Jan. 1, 2016 due in part to the increased costs of regulatory compliance.

Service Nation Inc. and BNP Media Create Service World Expo

Service Nation Inc. and BNP Media — parent company of the ACHR NEWS — announced they will combine forces to create a new, interactive seminar and trade show event for residential contractors in HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services called Service World Expo.

HVAC Industry Keeps Truckin’ Along

Because trucks are a crucial part of any HVAC contractor’s business, it’s imperative that they be kept in good working condition, which requires constant oversight and, of course, money.

The Contractor’s Dream: Getting Exactly What You Want From Your Supply House

Contractors should meet with their supplier and tell them about their changing expectations and what will be needed so they both can succeed. You must clearly communicate what you feel is necessary to succeed in today’s fast-moving marketplace.

Carrier Partners with Orca Energy

The agreement between Orca Energy and Carrier is part of Carrier’s renewed emphasis on geothermal heating and cooling solutions. 

Ingersoll Rand Residential HVAC Raises Prices on Select Products

Ingersoll Rand’s Residential HVAC strategic business unit has announced an average price increase of 3 to 4 percent on select residential HVAC equipment for Trane, American Standard, and Ameristar. 

Master HVACR Distributors Announce Merger

The two family-owned wholesalers believe the business decision will strategically help their companies going forward. 

Using Data and Training to Improve Call Conversion Ratios

HVAC companies must first recognize the quality of interactions during incoming calls matters just as much, if not more, than the volume of calls the company receives. By checking your blind spots that develop over time, you’re safeguarding your sales pipeline.

Nortek Makes HVAC Literature Easier to Access in the Field with QR Codes

Nortek Global HVAC announced it is enhancing its HVAC products with QR codes that link to technical literature to enable faster troubleshooting. The company has implemented its new QR code product label to help contractors in the field easily access technical literature associated with the equipment.

Location, Demand Important Factors for Hydronics Prospects

Hydronics is simply the use of water to transfer conditioned air from one medium to another. For many HVAC contractors, offering these services has extended a worthy return on investment.

Energy Prices Trending Downward

Traditionally, the approach of winter means a rise in fuel prices along with a steep drop in temperatures, but this year is looking to defy those expectations. Heating oil prices have fallen in several states. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA), those price drops are the beginning of a long-term trend rather than a short-term reprieve.

Geothermal Industry Confident in Federal Tax Credit Renewal

The 30 percent federal tax credit for residential geothermal heating and cooling installations (as well as solar and wind) is set to expire at the end of 2016. This is an irrefutable fact, but everything else surrounding the tax credit remains in a state that is best described as limbo.

Efficiency, Comfort, and Innovation Distinguish Radiant Market

Leading manufacturers are creating and following trends at a pace even Vin Diesel would struggle to keep up with while also crafting products that showcase the innovation present all over the marketplace.

Awareness, Versatility Driving Hydronics Market

Manufacturers are finding unique ways to advance the technology in this segment of the HVAC industry while also being consumer-conscious and ensuring the first-cost barrier that has restricted the market’s growth in the past is chipped away.

Hydronics Zone: Revitalizing the Hydronics Industry’s Aging Workforce

At a time when there are so many new possibilities for water-based heating and cooling — and with a giant helping of new technology at every facet of the playing field — we’re losing the very essence of what’s needed most: a new generation of energetic, inspired young trade pros.

Marketing Magic: It’s All About Me — Not You

Let your company, every employee, and your website be a mirror held up so the customer can see himself. It’ll reflect nicely upon you and your profits.

Facts + Figures: July Boasts HVAC Shipment Increases

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.

Johnson Controls Inc.: Gas Furnace

The York LX Series TM8Y and TM9Y residential gas furnaces from Johnson Controls combine two-stage heating with the efficiency of a standard electronically commutated motor (ECM). 

Carrier, Orca Energy Team to Provide Financing for Geothermal Systems

A new, national program from Carrier and Orca Energy, a leading geothermal utility provider, is designed to makes geothermal heating and cooling more accessible in new construction homes. Orca Energy will provide financing for geothermal earth loops in new residential developments with the purchase of a Carrier geothermal system.

Bosch Announces Oct. 20 Is National Geothermal Day

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., a division of Robert Bosch North America, announced that Oct. 20, 2015 is National Geothermal Day in recognition of the geothermal heating and cooling industry in the U.S. The recognition day comes as part of National Energy Month. 

EPA Proposes Changes to Section 608 Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a pre-publication version of a proposal to expand and amend the National Recycling and Emission Reduction Program, also known as the Section 608 program, which governs the handling, use, and sale of ozone depleting (ODS) compounds used as refrigerants.