To Be Smart or Not

How smart is smart? Programmable wasn’t smart enough. Simply programming your thermostat to change temperature at a certain time was not as advanced at having complete access to programming it anytime, anywhere. Thus, the smart thermostat was born. As each new product...

Pump it Up With a Heat Pump

Shipments of air-source heat pumps are up just over 17 percent so far this year vs. last year, according to AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute).  The statistics also show central air conditioners increased six percent over last year....

Where’s the Wire?

Wireless technology is making field work easier and more efficient for everyone – from sales people to in-home technicians. The Smart phone and the tablet are commonly seen on job sites, whether it’s a construction site or an HVAC call. You’ll see technicians becoming...

Will HVAC Industry Live Up to Forecasts?

A study cited in ACHR News a few years ago forecast the 2015 HVAC demand at $17 billion, with heat pumps making the strongest gains of any heating equipment. The survey also showed rising interest in geothermal heat. We’ve seen much of this forecast become a reality,...

Networking With Your Thermostat

The newest thermostats are energy savers and time savers.  That’s right. The same network that you use for your cell phone, computer and tablet devices now operates your thermostat.  WiFi thermostats allow the user to program their HVAC systems remotely and...

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