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Ice Breaker: Suction Line Pressure and System Capacity

Ways to Avoid Reduced Operating Capacity
By Joe Marchese
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An excessive pressure drop across the suction line will reduce the operating capacity of a refrigeration system.


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Tech Talks Examine Refrigerant Reduction

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
By Peter Powell
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The IIAR Conference examines some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants.


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Preparing Contractors for 2015 HVAC Regulations

Know Your Borders and the Efficiencies Within
By Jeff Preston
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Contractor will not be able to conduct business as usual — at least not without carefully considering regional efficiencies, system matches, high-efficiency motors, impending cost increases, and the penalties associated with the new standards.


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Portable, Affordable, and Now Available

Demand for Temporary, Portable HVAC Equipment on the Rise
By Matt Bishop
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Whether it’s an industrial setting, computer room, or to serve as a pinch hitter when an everyday system goes down, portable units have it covered.


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For Homeowner, HVAC is Rocket Science

Minnesota Residents Relish Whole-House, High-Efficiency, Mini-Split Solution
By John Vastyan
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Bill Rouner is a physicist who spent much of his career in the aerospace industry. So, it only made sense when he did some research.


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App Zone: June 30, 2014

Mobile Apps for the HVACR Professional
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As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest. 


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 36 Percent in April

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Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Craigslist Classifieds and the Contractor

Online Forum Offering At-Your-Own-Risk Employment, Distribution Opportunities
By Angela D. Harris
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To help shine a light on Craigslist, The NEWS reached out to a number of contractors and distributors to determine, “What role does Craigslist have in the HVACR industry?” 


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NIBE to Acquire WaterFurnace

One of the Leading Heat Pump Manufacturers in Europe to Purchase North American Manufacturer
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WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. and NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby NIBE will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of WaterFurnace by way of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.


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AHRI and Zero Zone Challenge DOE Rulemaking

Petitioners Ask for Review of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Standards
By Jen Anesi
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Petitioners contend DOE didn’t take all stakeholder comments into account when promulgating the rule.


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Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

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