The HVAC industry is rapidly changing as the world demands energy-efficient equipment that reduces both energy use/carbon footprint and energy costs.
Top HVAC Stories for May 2018
Energy efficiency is just one of the angles in this month’s Top 5 Heating and Air Conditioning stories. The weather is always a favorite, and we talk about the 2018 Hurricane Season Forecast too.
The California Energy Commission Announces the Building Energy Efficiency Standards
California is often a trendsetter for the rest of the country. The state has mandated solar power systems for new construction and three other standards that will affect the building and HVAC industry. The standards will increase the already hot demand for energy efficient equipment.
Batten Down the Hatches!
Hurricane season is ramping up as tropical storm Alberto batters Florida this week. Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service – with a prediction of activity that might be higher than normal.
Is a High Efficiency Mini Split Right for Cold Climates?
Efficiency technology in mini split systems is advancing faster than in any other sector including standard split systems and geothermal systems. For example, several brands are making mini split heat pumps that can deliver 100% heating capacity even in outdoor temperatures well below freezing. This makes them an option for cold climates where a gas furnace seemed your only choice just a few years ago. Two top models are the Gree Crown and Crown+ are among those boasting sub-freezing heating and super-high efficiency.
Trane Partners with Mitsubishi in the US Residential Market
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Mitsubishi is a world leader in efficient HVAC equipment, delivering more heating and air conditioning for less energy spent. Trane has been using Mitsubishi equipment in mini split applications for several years, but now the two HVAC giants have formed a formal partnerships. This is likely to mean higher efficiencies and better indoor comfort options US and Latin American consumers.
Daikin Continues to Invest in America
In 2012, global leader Daikin purchased Goodman Manufacturing, a deal that included the Goodman-owned Amana brand. Daikin has upped its investment in the US with its announcement that it has purchased a manufacturing facility in the Twin Cities suburb of Faribault. The plan is to update and upgrade the facility that is expected to provide 200 jobs.
As you can see, we offer news on the HVAC industry we believe you’ll find useful and interesting. Check back in June 2018 for more top HVAC stories.