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What Decarbonization Means for the Future of HVAC

February 7, 2024

Every industry is impacted by growing climate concerns and requirements for more sustainable products. Here’s what to know about the shift to decarbonization in HVAC.

 

How Decarbonization Impacts HVAC

Decarbonization refers to minimizing or eliminating carbon dioxide emissions, and it plays a central role in sustainability across homes and businesses.

The push for decarbonization in HVAC means a greener future and more sustainable heating and cooling systems.

Why Investing in HVAC Training is Critical This Year

January 31, 2024

New year, new opportunities, new regulations, new innovations. As the industry continues to evolve, there’s never been a better time to build a culture of training in your HVAC business. In fact, with a major regulatory shift to A2L refrigerants on the horizon in 2025, training your team is essential. 

“It will be critical for everyone to be fully trained,” says Randy Roberts, Vice President of Residential Business at Rheem.

Regulations, Rheem, and You: What Rheem is Doing to Shape HVAC Requirements

January 2, 2024

It’s no secret that the HVAC industry is in period of change. Beyond technological advancements and product innovations, the industry as a whole is experiencing new regulations that impact everyone—from the engineers developing new equipment to contractors, technicians, installers, and the customers they serve.

Although the changes can be hard to navigate, Rheem works hard to make sure contractors and homeowners are in the know and prepared to work through new regulations.

What’s Coming in 2024: HVAC Trends, Regulations, and More

January 2, 2024

With another year coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead and prepare for 2024. And if the state of the HVAC industry is any indication, it’s going to be a busy year.

Here are the three major HVAC trends to have on your radar in 2024.

 

1. Decarbonization

Every year, the HVAC industry steps up its processes and upgrades its equipment to better support the environment.

What to Know About the 2025 HVAC Refrigerant Change

October 19, 2023

In 2020, the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act was enacted into law, which authorizes a 15-year phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) across of a variety of applications—including HVAC.

Come 2025, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will set a 750 global warming potential (GWP) limit for air conditioning. This means that R-410A, with a GWP of 2,088, will no longer be able to be used in new equipment.

So,

Meet the Rheem Pro Partners Paving the Way in HVAC

July 31, 2023

In early 2022, we announced the start of the Rheem at Work, a new campaign focused on telling the stories behind the passionate, driven and dedicated HVAC contractors all around the country.

Now, over a year into our cross-country trek, we can safely say that we’ve had the pleasure to meet and get to know some of the most hardworking people in the business.

As we continue to uncover the stories of community and partnership that keep our industry going,

5 HVAC Marketing Strategies That Will Grow Your Business This Year

July 11, 2023

There is no one guaranteed road to business success—but there are certain HVAC marketing strategies that can help you reach new customers and grow your business.

Whether you’re kickstarting your marketing efforts or looking for new ways to keep the momentum going, it can be hard to know which strategies will work best for your business. Rheem’s Pro Partner™ program offers exclusive, easy-to-access marketing tools and business support to help you achieve your goals.

How to Build Customer Relationships in HVAC

April 13, 2023

Building customer loyalty starts with creating a trusted, personal connection to customers. But evolving technology has changed how contractors and customers interact, oftentimes removing the key face-to-face moments that prompt those personal connections.

In the age of ever-changing technology, here’s how contractors can continue build customer relationships to grow their business and increase customer loyalty.

 

How Tech Has Changed the Contractor-Customer Relationship

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What You Can Do About the HVAC Technician Shortage

March 9, 2023

Whether contractors realize it or not, the industry is on the brink of a huge HVAC technician shortage. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s time to worry—but it does signal a change in your approach to recruiting and training technicians.

We asked Jose De La Portilla, Senior Manager of Education & Training at Rheem, about the state of the industry, predicted labor issues and how contractors can prepare their businesses to minimize impact.

5 Training Resources to Stay in the Know with HVAC News

February 10, 2023

It’s no secret that 2023 is bringing in sweeping regulation changes—changes that impact contractors’ day-to-day work and the equipment they sell and install.

Rheem knows it’s more important than ever to stay connected to HVAC news. And we’ve heard over the past year that not only are some contractors not up to speed with the state of the industry, but also those who are don’t always know where to go to learn more.