News and Highlights from the 2012 AHR Expo in Chicago

Published on: May 9, 2012

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) is the highlight of the year for many people who work in the industry. This annual event is held in a large city for three days every January. In 2012, the AHR Expo was held in Chicago and drew record attendance. Tens of thousands of engineers, manufacturers, HVAC company presidents, homeowners and business owners gathered to discuss the latest industry trends and learn from one another. People living and working in Athens, Georgia can take just as much away from the AHR Expo as those living in other parts of the country.

The general consensus from people attending the 2012 AHR Expo is that the focus on energy efficiency, environmental impact and air conditioning technology is here to stay. Home and business owners today desire to have air conditioning units that offer them complete control. This means that having the ability to control temperature on a room by room basis, remote control access to the thermostat and other high-tech options. Heating and cooling manufacturers in Athens, Georgia and elsewhere are wise to pay attention to the demands of their customers. Today more than ever, it is easy for consumers to get what they want.

Energy efficiency remains a huge concern for anyone who owns a HVAC system. As participants at the AHR Expo discussed, people are looking for energy efficiency without having to sacrifice quality or price. Greater air conditioning energy efficiency means they pay less in utility bills, need fewer repairs and the units last longer before having to be replaced. Air conditioners and heat pumps with greater energy efficiency also produce less environmental waste. HVAC equipment that that provides greater control, is less expensive to operate and has less of an impact on the environment is exactly what was discussed at the AHR Expo.