Industry experts foresee installations for geothermal energy systems in the North American market to remain stable for the next two to three years based on existing factors such as cost, government grants, and tax incentives to people and businesses looking for ways to tap into long-term energy sources.
cfm Distributors is an employee-owned company devoted to the success of our customers, our employees, our suppliers, and our business with warmth, integrity and spirit. While that is our mission statement, it is the feeling you get when you are at one of our locations or talking with any one of our employee-owners on the phone.
If you’re an HVAC supplier and distributor, the ability to aggregate and analyze your business data will have a significant impact on whether you can meet market demands. Mounting competition, increasing pressure on pricing, and shrinking margins have made it even more important to capture, manage, and analyze data to improve your ability to serve your customers.
In December I attended HARDI’s Annual Conference. where they unveiled the new Talent Pillar, a transformation of the Education pillar. I was lucky enough to catch HARDI’s Manager of Professional Development Nick Benton to get some more information on the big change.
The U.S. metals market has been suffering in recent years. Prices are depressed, and producers are suffering. There's been a bit of an uptick in metals pricing recently. What will be the prevailing pricing trends for 2017?
Good time management for salespeople has been an obsession of mine for more than 30 years. In the last decade, I’ve helped tens of thousands of salespeople improve their results through more effective use of their time. Over the years, I’ve seen some regularly occurring patterns develop – tendencies on the part of salespeople to do things that detract from their effective use of time.
Two days following the HARDI Annual Conference, I woke up at home thinking of inspiration. The speakers at the event last month are what you would expect: inspiring, educational, interesting, and they all lent some fresh perspective while hopefully fired up our mental engines.
With the HARDI Annual Conference behind us and last year’s business in the books, it’s time to take our organizations to new heights this year. Our businesses today are complex customer service platforms that face constant pressure to innovate and excel in service delivery.
The new, second generation YORK® touch-screen residential thermostat from Johnson Controls incorporates smart technology to communicate with both conventional and connected HVAC systems, allowing contractors to sell a single thermostat solution across multiple product tiers and offer homeowners a complete YORK home comfort system.
Ideal for indoor applications, confined layouts, low height, and low-sound requirements, both models can replace existing forced draft equipment of the same box size and fan motor horsepower and provide up to an additional 30 percent in evaporative thermal capacity. Due to this increase in capacity, the footprint, height and horsepower can be reduced for the same load.
Honeywell’s PX3 series heavy-duty pressure transducers convert pressure into an analog electrical signal. The cost-effective sensors feature a brass housing and can support multiple configurations to help end-users minimize implementation and production costs.
SPX Cooling Technologies Inc. introduced the Marley LW Fluid Cooler, an induced-draft, counterflow, closed-circuit fluid cooler. The design incorporates patent-pending heat transfer technology, a lower height to address local code restrictions, and other installation and maintenance advantages.
Mitsubishi Electric U.S., Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), a manufacturer of Zoned Comfort Solutions™ and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, has promoted Mark Kuntz to senior vice president and deputy general manager.
Rheem H2AC units are hybrid heating, air conditioning and water heating systems that deliver a comfortable store environment and reduced hot water costs at high efficiency. The ClearControl™ running Rheem rooftop unit collects a broad range of data on the system’s operation, which can be used to ensure the units are operating at peak performance and can help technicians diagnose any issues.
In addition to raising money for charity, Republic will give away furnaces in its “Give Warmth” program. The company is partnering with the Salvation Army, Johnson Controls, and local YORK and Luxaire dealers to install up to 25 furnaces for needy members of the communities it serves.
As a highlight of the 2017 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), to be held Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 in Las Vegas, the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31.
The new business campus will provide many outstanding benefits to our customers,” said Ebisu. “The operational efficiencies we achieve will be reflected in the superb quality of our high-efficiency, energy-saving heating and cooling systems. As the leading global HVAC manufacturer, we are excited about the outstanding value that this move will bring to our current and future customers.
The company grew 4.1 percent on a like-for-like basis, which measures growth of Ferguson’s existing stores or branches that have been open for at least one year. Ferguson closed on 13 acquisitions this fiscal year. The acquisitions spanned coast-to-coast and multiple business types including waterworks, plumbing, fire and fabrication, and MRO, in addition to e-commerce companies and appliance and lighting showrooms.
The distributor’s Wisconsin branches will offer a full line of HVAC equipment, parts, supplies, and accessories. All Goodman brand equipment is designed, engineered, and assembled in the U.S. The products are rolling off new assembly lines at a $417 million campus that was recently completed in Northwest Houston.