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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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Service Experts Acquires EENA

Acquisition Designed to Help Both Companies Grow
By Matt Bishop
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This acquisition will allow Service Experts to expand on the commercial side, which is a long-term strategic goal of the company, and it allows EENA to continue to grow.


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AHRI Meeting Draws Record Attendance

More than 380 Attendees Participate in Annual Manufacturer Meeting
By Mike Murphy
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A record number of attendees visited Arlington, Virginia, in early May to participate in AHRI's annual Spring Meeting. 


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