Trane Introduces Remote Monitoring Tool for Residential HVAC Systems

on Tuesday, 25 August 2015. Posted in Service, Around the Industry, News

Nexia Diagnostics is the latest technology from Trane partner Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a home automation system provider. The diagnostic features work in conjunction with Trane's Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats to send real-time HVAC system performance data to installing dealers for the highest level of service.

It’s a Beautiful Day for Geothermal Neighborhoods and Communities

on Tuesday, 25 August 2015. Posted in Around the Industry, News

These developments appeal to an increasingly large cohort of environmentally conscious consumers who want to buy homes that conserve natural resources and have a minimal impact on the environment.

Dealing with Mold and Humidity Threats in Vacation Residences

on Tuesday, 25 August 2015. Posted in Humidity, Indoor Air Quality

A closed-up vacation house can be a breeding ground for mold in the summer months. Moisture from a nearby lake or river, or the humidity in the air, can lead to that musty odor vacationers have come to expect upon arriving at their weekend getaway.

Ventilation Tips

on Tuesday, 25 August 2015. Posted in Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality

According to the EPA, indoor air is five times more contaminated than outdoor air.

Proper Use Guidelines for Programmable Thermostats

on Friday, 21 August 2015.

Through proper use of a programmable thermostat (using the four pre-programmed settings) you can save about $180* every year in energy costs.

The Power of Energy Efficiency

on Thursday, 20 August 2015. Posted in Around the Industry, News

With the theme "Leveraging Innovation to Become an Energy Efficiency Superpower," government and private sector officials discussed the technologies, policies, and business models the U.S. needs to pursue at the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum, sponsored by Johnson Controls Inc. and the United States Energy Association.

Expensive Doesn’t Always Mean Efficient

on Wednesday, 24 June 2015. Posted in Around the Industry, News

Expensive Doesn’t Always Mean Efficient

HVAC systems now come with higher efficiencies than ever, with air-source cooling equipment surpassing the 25-SEER mark and gas furnaces achieving more than 98 percent AFUE. Customers who pay for these highly efficient (and expensive) systems expect them to achieve those ratings and provide superior comfort, and, if they don't, they are often disappointed and even angry.

Air Conditioner That is Conditioned to Follow You

on Monday, 15 June 2015. Posted in Around the Industry, News

Air Conditioner That is Conditioned to Follow You

If there's one thing technology is great for, it's making humans that much lazier. In the case of a new innovation from MIT, that means you can be cool wherever you go due to an air conditioning system that can follow you around.

Defining Indoor Air Quality

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Indoor Air Quality, Around the Industry

Defining Indoor Air Quality

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its seminal report to Congress on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in 1989, the HVAC industry raced to provide products and services that would help improve the quality of the air in homes and businesses alike. Almost overnight, the public became concerned with ventilation, filtration, and humidity control issues, and contractors and manufacturers scrambled to find solutions to the sometimes complex problems associated with IAQ.

Are Smart Vents Really That Smart?

on Friday, 29 May 2015. Posted in Ventilation, Ductwork

Are Smart Vents Really That Smart?

Many of you have seen the advertisements for the smartphone-controlled dampers that fit into a duct system to control airflow into individual rooms. They seem like cool devices. After all, you can manage them from your smartphone, so they have to be awesome.

HVAC Zoning Provides Effective Comfort Solutions

on Monday, 18 May 2015. Posted in Air Conditioning, Heating, News

HVAC Zoning Provides Effective Comfort Solutions

Across the country, manufacturers and contractors are coming together to find zoning solutions that increase efficiency and comfort for consumers.

Air Filters Market to Surpass $19 Billion

on Friday, 15 May 2015. Posted in Indoor Air Quality

Air Filters Market to Surpass $19 Billion

With deteriorating indoor and outdoor air quality over the years, the air filters market is proliferating across the globe.

President Approves First Energy-efficiency Legislation Since 2007

on Wednesday, 13 May 2015. Posted in News

President Approves First Energy-efficiency Legislation Since 2007

On April 30, President Barack Obama signed into law the Energy Efficiency Investment Act of 2015. The law, which is the first energy-efficiency legislation to pass both chambers of Congress during the Obama administration, has consistently received widespread bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate.

Demand for HVAC Equipment to Increase Through 2019

on Monday, 04 May 2015. Posted in Around the Industry, News

Demand for HVAC Equipment to Increase Through 2019

According to the study, a large part of advances will be the result of robust gains in building construction spending, especially growth in improvement and repair expenditures.

Consumer Awareness Impacts Technology

on Monday, 27 April 2015. Posted in Cooling, News

Consumer Awareness Impacts Technology

Ventilation fans have become more and more efficient in recent years, and while improving the mechanical design of fans is still a top priority for manufacturers, many are now recognizing a growing desire for connectivity and information. As a result, products are not only more efficient and quieter — they're also smarter, more intuitive, and more connected than ever before.

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