The global smart home automation market is expected to reach $130 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The growing demand for the convenience of remote and real-time operation of smart home automation systems has increased the growth and penetration.
HVAC contractors and distributors now have access to the marketing cloud
September 21, 2017
Surefire Local has acquired Sequoia IMS, a provider of advanced internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) services for HVAC dealers and distributors. This is the third acquisition by Surefire Local, having previously acquired Promio, a franchise marketing company, in 2016 and BringMeMyLeads in 2012. The merger of Sequoia into Surefire Local represents a unique and significant opportunity for Surefire to further expand into the home improvement vertical. Sequoia is a preferred online marketing vendor for Carrier®.
Program designed to help flood-ravaged homeowners replace HVAC quickly
September 20, 2017
With thousands of homeowners facing serious financial challenges to rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a special program called “Operation Returning Comfort” is offering substantial, verified discounts on Goodmanâ brand heating and air conditioning systems from participating local Goodman dealers.
The future of HVACR will be on display in January when hundreds of new and upgraded products and technologies for the industry will be featured at the 2018 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in Chicago.
The only HVACR distributor to receive accreditation
September 11, 2017
The heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration training program offered by Johnstone Supply (Grimme Group) through its Johnstone Solutions University has received national accreditation by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (PAHRA) program, making it the only HVACR wholesale distributor in the country to receive such an accreditation.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 2.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis during the year’s second quarter, according to Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.’s (ABC) analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Nonresidential fixed investment, a category of GDP embodying nonresidential construction activity, expanded at a 5.2 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate. This follows a 7.2 percent expansion during the first quarter.