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HVACR Directory & Source Guide: Consultants and Services

Check our Consultant/Service Listings
January 13, 2014

Find a consulting or service firm that can help your company do its job better. 


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Expo Unveils Award Winners

Wide Range of New Products Saves Energy and Improves Comfort
January 6, 2014

Encompassing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace, the winners of this year’s AHR Expo Innovation awards feature everything from a hybrid electric heat pump water heater to a high-performance metric motor. The winning entries were selected in 10 categories.


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AHR Expo Takes Another Bite Out of the Big Apple

Major Industry Event Heads Back to New York City
January 6, 2014

The last time the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo took place here in 2008, it established a then all-time attendance record of more than 39,000 visitors with over 6,400 buyers coming from 138 countries. Show management is optimistic that the attendance record could be broken again this year.


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ASHRAE is in a New York State of Mind

2014 Meeting to Focus on Tall Buildings
January 6, 2014

With almost 600 skyscrapers providing a dramatic backdrop, it seems appropriate that ASHRAE’s 2014 Winter Conference will focus on the design, development, and operation of tall buildings.


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Duct Dynasty: Using Duct Surface for Leakage Testing?

Simple Testing Isn’t Always the Most Accurate
January 6, 2014

Are we using the most accurate metrics for determining duct leakage in a residential duct system? Would this be the best metric to use for quantifying duct leakage in residential duct systems?


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The Professor: Low Ambient Controls Reduce Head Pressure

Control Is a Style of Head-Pressure Control Valve
January 6, 2014

When refrigeration systems are exposed to low-ambient conditions, the condensing pressure (head pressure) will fall. If the head pressure gets too low, the metering device will not have enough pressure drop across it to operate properly.


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Ice Breaker: What a Tripped Oil Pressure Control Means

Avoiding Compressor Shut Down
January 6, 2014

Any time an oil pressure control shuts down a compressor, the cause of the shutdown must be identified. The tripped control is a warning of another existing problem. Simply resetting the control will not solve the problem.


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The ‘R’ is for Refrigerants, Refrigeration

RSES Conference gets Service Techs up to Speed
January 6, 2014

The ‘R’ in Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) got its due at the 76th RSES Annual Conference and HVACR Technology Expo in Pittsburgh, Pa. Topics ranged from the latest trends in refrigerants to the servicing of equipment, from basic components to complex systems using such refrigerants.


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Geothermal Industry Focuses on Marketing

IGSHPA Working Hard on Behalf of Geothermal’s National Acceptance
January 6, 2014

The journey from a niche market to a highly respected market takes a lot of work. Geothermal contractors were doing just that as they discussed how to better market their industry when they gathered in Las Vegas for the 2013 International Ground Source Heat Pump Associations’ (IGSHPAs) technical conference and expo.


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Oklahoma Contractor Celebrates 100 Years

Spaeth Inc. Prepares for Fourth Generation of Family Ownership
January 6, 2014

In the HVAC industry, staying in business for 50 years is considered an accomplishment. So you can imagine how proud the staff at Oklahoma City-based Spaeth Inc. is about its recent 100th anniversary celebration.


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