Tag Archives: refrigerant

September 30, 2019

Are You Ready for the Shift to A2L Refrigerants?

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, refrigerant standards for air conditioners are evolving yet again. But unlike the previous transition away from R-22 refrigerants, the next transition is a little murkier. What will the new standards be? When will they be implemented? Will they require operators to receive new training? Are there safety […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
December 31, 2018

Are you ready for the end of R-22 refrigerants?

It’s a good time to revisit the looming end of continued HCFC-22 refrigerant production, or R-22 as it’s better known. If you’re an HVAC technician or contractor, you’re in a prime position to help educate your customers and prospective clients on the need to start preparing for the transition. Here’s a quick look at everything […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Technology Focus
June 18, 2018

How HVAC manufacturers are helping to reduce climate change

Did you know that HVAC represents about 40% of a building’s total energy consumption? With climate change top of mind for many home-owners, energy-efficient homes with smaller environmental footprints are in demand. First steps are to improve and protect the building envelope. For example, you can help maintain the integrity of the envelope by installing […]

Construction Methods, HVAC
July 17, 2017

2018 HVAC Regulations You Need to Know About

An understanding of regulations is critical to success in the HVAC industry. It ranks up there with getting the ventilation right and ensuring your customers’ quiet enjoyment of their homes with high-quality diffusers. Two upcoming policies that will have a big impact on HVAC are the new refrigerant regulations and the new efficiency requirements that […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Technology Focus
July 5, 2017

What You Need to Know About Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Summer is going to be hot, and your customers will be thinking about their cooling options. As their trusted HVAC professional, it’s your job to help them decide what’s best for their home.  You understand how to balance the requirements of your local climate with the needs of each customer’s home. You take care of […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
February 27, 2017

Are Invisible HVAC Repairs Important?

With energy costs increasing, making sure HVAC systems work at peak performance is a must. All systems need ongoing care, even the top-of-the-line ones that come with high-quality fittings, vents, and accessories. Some HVAC problems are less obvious and often decrease efficiency and increase the wear on expensive parts. A standard maintenance checklist includes checking […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
January 11, 2016

HVAC Trends in 2016

An exciting year lies ahead for HVAC installers and the construction industry. Here’s a few business and climate control trends that may affect you in 2016. HVAC Companies Will Get Busier Stricter regulations for emissions and efficiency are becoming widespread across North America meaning new buildings are getting greener. The construction industry in the U.S. […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
September 21, 2015

When do Homes Need Heat Pumps?

Houses built for mild climates often don’t need air conditioning units, despite some hot summer days that may benefit from them. For homes with forced air systems, furnaces often blast too much hot air, which is an inefficient heating method, especially in the spring and fall. A solution worth considering in this scenario is a […]

HVAC, Technology Focus