Articles Tagged with ''home comfort''

Striking the Right Balance

Climate, Temperature Key Aspects to Setting a Proper Heat Pump Balance Point

Backup heat can be expensive to use, which is why it’s important to find the right temperature — the balance point — at which compressor operation stops and supplemental heat is activated. 


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Why QA Is Right for Contractors

After being in the HVAC industry as a contractor and a rater for 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of things that have been done wrong. But really, there has never been a system in place that required contractors to do things correctly - and verified that they had. All that is changing with the Energy Star for New Homes version 3.
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HVAC System Helps Hopper Paintings Come Home

In celebration of its 40th anniversary as a non-profit center, the Edward Hopper House will exhibit some of the painter’s early works, which are on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art. But before the exhibition could take place, the home first had to meet the stringent climate control requirements of the Whitney Museum.
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ACCA Zoning Standard

Zoning systems can be beneficial to both homeowners and the HVAC contractors who install them. However, their complexity can sometimes lead to confusion, and perhaps avoidance among contractors. A new standard developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America aims to help with zoning design to improve the installation and operation of zoned systems.
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Selling Zoning With a Changeout

Some easy-to-learn sales techniques can help you sell zoning to your replacement customers. In addition, installing a retrofit zone system is much easier to learn than all of the techniques you had to learn to get certified. This article discusses how to identify good zoning prospects, how to sell zoning systems, and how to plan retrofit zones.
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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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