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Manufacturers Bringing the Heat this Fall

New Products Save Energy, Keep Customers Warm

Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest residential heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Here is an alphabetical listing of those products.


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Manufacturers Explain Refrigerant Directions

Brochures, Case Studies, Define Refrigerant Technologies, Applications

Commercial refrigeration systems, whether utilized in supermarkets or restaurants, seem to be constantly changing. 


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Rooftop Retrofits Put HVAC Contractors in Control

Advanced Controls Help Improve Comfort, Save Money and Energy

Replacing older RTUs can be expensive, so the answer may be for contractors to retrofit these units with advanced controls that can help save energy costs as well as improve comfort.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Companies Hopeful the Acquisition Spurs Ductless, VRF Product Expansion

Quietside intends to increase its personnel and infrastructure investment in North America in order to serve the continuing rapid expansion of the split ductless and VRF product categories.


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FMI Connect Showcases New Refrigerants

Cooling, Freezing Technology Takes Focus

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Connect event showcased some of the newest products that those who work in the food sector will more than likely see on a future install or service call.


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HVAC Contractors Adapting to Changes

Keeping Up With Refrigeration Sector

For this focus on supermarkets and restaurants, The NEWS asked a number of contractors where they are in the mix and where they see the refrigeration sector heading. Here is what they had to say.


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My Two Cents: I’m Starting with the Man in the Mirror

Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Changes

The one place contractors seldom look to place blame is in the mirror. Do we look closely enough at ourselves and what we are doing within the business to honestly say that we are not part of the problem?


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Contractor Benefits from Hip Environment

Russell’s Thrives Under the Guidance of Young Leadership

Russell’s Heating & Cooling has more than doubled its staff size and recently relocated to a larger, more efficient space, which helped the company more than triple its revenue.


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Utilities Debate Value of Energy Efficiency

Providers Believe Rebates and Reward Programs Have Become Too Expensive

What kind of energy-efficiency goals are realistic, what types of rebates and reward programs should energy providers have in place for consumers, and how great is the demand for these conservation programs?


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Food Service, Retail Embrace Air Curtains

Air Doors Finding Broader Uses in Many Sectors

Air curtains keep unwanted cold or hot air from infiltrating an open doorway during winter or summer, respectively. The units also keep out flying insects and maintain a comfortable working environment for employees.


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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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