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Man Gets Prison Time for Venting R-22

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Clean Air Act
By Jen Anesi
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Martin C. Eldridge III now faces 31 months in federal prison for releasing the refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production in the U.S. due to its threat to the earth’s ozone layer.


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Earn More Profit by Recovering Your Environmental Costs

Thermostat Recycling Corp. Explains Ideas for Profit Using Recycling
By Ryan L. Kiscaden
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What would you do with extra profit? This article explains how to upsell to homeowners the value that you provide as an expert in retrofitting homes that have products needing special disposal, such as refrigerant and mercury thermostats.


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future
By Peter Powell
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When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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Proper Maintenance of a Recovery Unit

Daily Care Ensures Longer Equipment Life
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This article, the second in a series, features important maintenance considerations in order to keep a refrigerant recovery unit operating properly. 


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Proper Recovery Procedures

Familiar Servicing Still Needs Care and Skill
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Recovery of refrigerant may be a common practice in HVACR servicing, but it is still a skill that requires care and caution. Awareness of step by step procedures can help all technicians better understand what’s involved in the process.


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Reviewing all Aspects of Recovery Equipment

Old Requirements, New Equipment Dictate Recovery Procedures
By Peter Powell
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What has changed over the past 25 years or so is the recovery equipment, and the latest generation of such equipment is a considerable improvement over that of the first generation.


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Predicting the Future of R-22 Reclamation

Company Leaders Comment on Reclamation’s Next Five Years
By Peter Powell
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To see where the sector is headed over the next five years, The NEWS collected comments from numerous companies involved in reclamation services. Here, in alphabetical order by company, is a collection of the responses.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary
By Peter Powell
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As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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More Refrigerants, More Ways to Use Them

Supermarket Sector Still Trying to Track Trends
By Peter Powell
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For new installations, so-called natural refrigerants are Topic No. 1 as the sector wants to get an edge on any possible phase down in production of HFCs.


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Legislative, Regulatory Issues Loom in 2014

Industry Waits on Regional Standards, R-22, and More
By Jen Anesi
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2014 could shape up to be an even busier year as a regional standards resolution inches closer, the delayed employer mandate for providing employee healthcare looms, and a variety of other issues come to a head in the next 12 months.


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