About AC & Heating Connect

Creating a Movement in HVAC

On average, the typical U.S. air conditioning system will last about 12 to 16 years. As a result, the average homeowner will only need to purchase a few of these in their lifetime. The continual change of government regulations, introduction of new technologies and industry-specific acronyms like SEER, HSPF, and AFUE can quickly become overwhelming.

That’s where we come in – to provide free and trustworthy answers that help guide homeowners, contractors and facility managers to make sound HVAC decisions.

We are dedicated to providing helpful information for homeowners, industry professionals and business owners (primarily in North America, though about 20 percent of our visitors are from other regions). For the most part, the authors are employees or affiliates of Copeland, a business focused on providing quality, technology-based equipment and services to meet the needs of the air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration industries. However, we welcome comments and contributions from others.


AC & Heating Connect is the expert source for homeowners, contractors and facility managers seeking timely and accurate HVAC information that equips them to make informed decisions. As a publication founded by Copeland, we combine years of experience and research with modern trends and opinions to serve as stewards of responsible and reliable comfort solutions within the HVAC industry.


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In a recent survey, homeowners said that AC & Heating Connect is a key source of information about air conditioning and heating equipment, second only to friends and family.

We believe that keeping your home comfortable should require as little maintenance and effort as possible. We aim to bring you the answers you need in a simple, straightforward way ­– without skimping on the necessary details or expertise. Whether you are ready to invest in cutting-edge HVAC technologies or maintaining your existing system, we hope this site will provide a “first place to look.”


Working in the HVAC industry means adjusting to a rapid rate of change. New regulations and technologies roll out on a continual basis, and successful technicians need to stay in-the-know while still providing excellent service to their customers.

We hope that AC & Heating Connect can be your go-to resource for continual learning, whether you’re looking to answer a technical question or looking ahead at next-gen comfort technologies. Our Professional HVAC Contractor Toolkit helps technicians stay on top of industry trends and new technologies while providing the point-of-sale tools that will help you built and maintain customer satisfaction.


There are a lot of options when it comes to designing or maintaining HVAC systems for large structures. That’s why we provide unique content aimed to educate and inform managers of a broad range of facilities. Your priorities are different when it comes to comfort, and energy efficiency is increasingly important. Trust us for the unique perspectives and timely information you need.


Copeland is where technology and engineering come together to create solutions for the benefit of our customers, driven without compromise for a world in action.