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UK Considers Organic Rankine Cycle

Brunel University Researchers Ponder Country’s Energy Capacity Concerns
By Julian Milnes
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Energy that is recovered can be used in another part of the process or can be converted to “high value” electrical power. A technology that can achieve the latter is the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC).


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Home-Performance Bolsters Business

Company Profiting on Patient, Accurate Work
By Matt Bishop
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Bolton said adding home-performance work has absolutely made his company better, helping build it to more than $2 million in annual revenue.


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Standards and Consumer Desires Drive Rooftop Innovations

Air Handlers and RTUs Becoming Smarter, More Efficient, Connected
By Jen Anesi
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Manufacturers are producing units that are more efficient, intelligent, and connected than ever before by incorporating increased motor efficiency, design improvements, and the utilization of energy recovery options.

 


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Working to Curb Unlicensed HVAC Contracting

Credibility of Evolving Industry Affected by Unlicensed Activity
By Matt Bishop
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In a trade where reputation is everything, reputable contractors and associations are continuing to stress the importance of contractor licensing to homeowners and those operating without the proper licensing.


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Technicians Share 5 Common RTU Issues

HVAC Techs Compare their Most Common Problems and Solutions
By Jen Anesi
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While normal wear and tear is to be expected on rooftop units, major problems can be prevented with routine, thorough maintenance.


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Many HVAC Contractors Unaware of Pending Chiller Standards

By Kyle Gargaro
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The chiller standard will need to be adopted more on a state-by-state basis, making it highly unlikely it will be evident throughout the country by 2015.


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Marketing Magic: What’s Keeping You from Closing Sales?

Seven Tips to Help You Seal the Deal
By Adams Hudson
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If your leads aren’t paying off, there’s trouble afoot. 


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My Two Cents: The Spoken Word Was Our First Technology

Personal Attribution May Come at the Mercy of the Company
By Butch Welsch
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It has become very obvious that all of us need to be careful what we say. 


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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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