A Look Back at the Past Year

It’s the end of another year. It seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up 2015, but now it’s time to take a look back at 2016 and review the important topics that we shared with you over the past year.

As a leading supplier in the HVAC industry, we continually monitor the progress within our field. The demand for HVAC is steady throughout the year and throughout the nation. From heating to air conditioning, the HVAC industry is responsible for providing comfortable interior spaces. Reports at the beginning of the year had expected the market to grow as construction and building expanded. Optimism in the industry was, and still is, high as we head into 2017.

An area we frequent is HVAC maintenance. For optimal functioning of heating and cooling systems maintaining them properly is extremely important. The off-season is the ideal time to give systems a thorough once-over. This past spring we provided tips on how to maintain heating systems. These preventative maintenance guidelines ensured that your heating systems are in tip-top shape for the cold weather we have now.

In April we touched on the importance of Earth Day and energy efficiency. For over 40 years the EPA has been working to protect the environment and people. Programs such as ENERGY STAR® offer guidelines for products with reduced energy use that are more eco-friendly. The newest HVAC equipment uses much less energy than in the past without sacrificing comfort. Energy efficiency is a smart choice for reducing energy bills and the fuel needed to maintain a comfortable environment.

We finished out the year by attending two of the industry’s leading trade shows–Service World Expo and Comfortech. Both shows offered us the opportunity to meet with professional service contractors and explore the latest technologies. We enjoyed networking at the events and exchanging new ideas and perspectives with other industry leaders.

We’d like to thank all of you for a successful 2016 and are looking forward to serving you throughout 2017. From all of us at Alan Manufacturing, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Should you encounter any HVAC issues throughout the winter or holiday season, keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn for your needed HVAC support and tips!

Earth Day and Energy Efficient HVAC Systems

With April comes the yearly celebration of Earth Day – a time when we are reminded of the importance of choosing eco-friendly products. At the start of spring HVAC systems are often in-between seasons. Options like heat and/or air conditioning aren’t currently necessary to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. With winter behind and spring coming into focus, now is the perfect time to review Earth Day’s effects on environmental and industrial attitudes in a combined effort to develop eco-friendly HVAC products.

Protecting the environment has been a priority for government policies, industries, and consumers since the first Earth Day celebration originated in 1970. Agencies like the EPA are a direct result of environmental activism. The EPA puts guidelines in place for energy efficiency, fewer airborne pollutants, and environmentally safe products–factors that are key to HVAC systems. Guesswork is taken out of performance standards with programs such as ENERGY STAR, alongside EPA’s system to determine energy efficient products. Equipment that earns ENERGY STAR ratings run more efficiently and reduce annual energy bills. Upgrading your existing systems, or installing new, will offer improved performance with substantial energy savings for both businesses and consumers.

Selecting proper HVAC equipment is crucial in order to maintain a comfortable environment. In many cases the advances in design have significantly and efficiently reduced energy use. Researchers continue to improve HVAC by using new technologies to replace the conventional mechanical systems. Fuel cell technologies offer higher levels of energy efficiency and reduce climate-changing emissions in heating and cooling systems.

The global energy-efficient HVAC market is continually growing and expected to continue on an upward trend. Today’s HVAC systems are utilizing greener technologies to bring heating and cooling systems up to current environmental standards. These kind of developments will help us maintain a much needed and stronger balance between energy consumers and our surrounding environments. For more information on the HVAC industry and accompanying products contact us today.