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  • Expect Another ‘Dynamic’ Year for HVAC Refrigerants

    Expect Another ‘Dynamic’ Year for HVAC Refrigerants

    The trends in 2017 will revolve around reclamation, product shortages, rising prices, and phaseouts. That’s the word from Jay Kestenbaum, senior vice president, sales and purchasing, Airgas Refrigerants Inc.


  • Energy Efficiency Drives IAQ, Ventilation

    Energy Efficiency Drives IAQ, Ventilation

    The ventilation market, much like the rest of the HVACR industry, is being driven by the need for more energy-efficient products. “The trends that we are seeing in the ventilation market all revolve around providing efficient and precise airflow within spaces,” said Andy Olson, director of marketing, DuctSox Corp. “As consumers are looking to reduce their power requirements to minimize operational costs, the need for efficient and precise airflow dispersion is becoming more important throughout the design and implementation of products within the space.”


  • Ductless HVAC in High Demand

    Ductless HVAC in High Demand

    Ductless technology has taken the industry by storm, racking up double-digit sales increases in the U.S. every year for the last five years. Even so, central air conditioning and heating systems still dominate the market. Manufacturers at the AHR Expo are hoping to flip that script by raising awareness of how advancements in ductless technology make it an option in just about any application or climate.


  • Efficiency, Internet of Things Influence Residential A/C Market

    Efficiency, Internet of Things Influence Residential A/C Market

    Energy efficiency, the growing popularity of ductless and variable refrigerant flow (VRF), the evolution of heat pumps into whole-home solutions, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are a few of the major trends influencing products in the residential air conditioning market. Manufacturers materialized these trends on the exhibition floor at the 2017 AHR Expo.


  • The Golden Age of HVACR Software

    The Golden Age of HVACR Software

    HVACR contractors and technicians are living in a Golden Age of software as products exist today to help contractors solve just about any business or technical need. In addition, the explosive growth of smartphones has led to hundreds of apps that can provide instant access to help anywhere and anytime it’s needed. Here’s a look at what some of the HVACR software industry’s major players were displaying at the 2017 AHR Expo along with their insights into the trends that bear watching.