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Radiant’s a Family Affair for the Simionis

Washington Family Cohesively Works Hard and Plays Hard
By Rachel Vastyan
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Not only do the Simioni sons keep their family business fresh, but the family’s insistence on keeping up to date with technology also keeps them on the cutting edge of the HVAC and mechanical market. 


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Getting Schooled on Home Performance

Learning How to Address and Sell Home Performance
By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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From system fundamentals to educating customers about home performance to the smart home, attendees had the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and to network with like-minded individuals.


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Comparing Air-Fuel and Oxy-Fuel Torches

Both Have Their Place in HVACR Soldering and Brazing Applications
By Jacob Meeker
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The right tool for soldering and brazing pipe depends on the type and diameter of the pipe, its location, and considerations related to cost, safety, convenience, and ease of use. 


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Air Handlers Tapped to Fulfill Data Center Cooling Needs

Finding Mission-Critical Cooling Solutions Presents Business Opportunity for HVAC Contractors
By Jen Anesi
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Over the past few decades, the market for computer room and data center air handlers has exploded, prompting manufacturers to find solutions to their cooling needs.


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Through the Crystal Ball: Forecasting the Future of Coils

Microchannel, Designs, New Refrigerants on the Horizon
By Peter Powell
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The NEWS asked a few individuals at a recent refrigeration trade expo — and a few others in the industry — to do a bit of fortune telling regarding what the next generation of coils may look like.


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The Calculated Decision of Swapping Equipment Lines

Decision Could Have Big Impact on Business
By Matt Bishop
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Some contractors remain faithful to one brand their entire careers, and others are finding success juggling equipment lines.


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Cloud-Based Home Management Market Set for Growth

Study Reports Estimated 44.6 million Installations by 2019
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The installed base this year will surge 63 percent to 9.1 million.


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Resolving Formicary Corrosion Concerns

Challenge Being Tackled By New Technologies
By Peter Powell
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The industry has been coping with this form of coil corrosion for decades and is making strides in the battle against it.


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Duct Dynasty: The Building Side of the Duct System

Considering Airflow Outside of Sheet Metal
By David Richardson
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If you’re reading this article in a building that has a forced-air HVAC system in it, you’re sitting inside the duct system right now.


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Practical Solutions to Condensing Challenges

Sports Bar, Hospital Benefit from Technological Innovations
By Peter Powell
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As technology continues to advance, the industry is emerging with an extensive list of examples on how to successfully install a condensing unit.


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