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Just Say Yes to Geothermal

Renewable Energy Production is Key
January 6, 2014

As kids, we were told, “Don’t play with matches.” But, as adults, we ignore this warning and play with fire to heat our homes and office buildings, and our laws and policies encourage it. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s my opinion that we need to create paths to safer, cleaner, and more efficient energy sources.


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Green Technologies Produce an Even Fresher Pete’s Market

Air Curtains, Dehumidifiers, Condensing Boiler Contribute to Supermarket’s Efficiency
January 6, 2014

Supermarket retailer Pete’s Fresh Market is recognized as one of the greenest supermarket retailers in the U.S., but something sets its nine-store Chicago-based operation’s green mission apart from other chains. The chain records energy data, utilizing equipment that has proven effective at other locations.


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AHRI Holds Annual Meeting

Members Also Got a Look at Military Service from a Highly Decorated Combat Veteran
January 6, 2014

Members of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) got up to speed about the industry and did some networking during their annual meeting in Amelia Island, Fla.


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments Up Nearly 26 Percent in October

January 6, 2014

Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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EPA Proposes Final R-22 Phaseout Timeline

Target of 2020 Could Get Moved Up to 2018
December 30, 2013

The proposal picks up on a previous timeline in production that allowed 62.8 million pounds of new R-22 in 2013 and 51 million pounds in 2014.


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The Science of HVAC Efficiency Ratings

Specific Formulas Clearly Define System Precision
December 30, 2013

With a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms now available to describe the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment, contractors have all the information necessary to educate their customers about how their systems will perform when installed correctly.


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HVAC Software Tools Make a Difference

Contractors Choose Packages that Improve Business Operations
December 30, 2013

With an economy that is still weak in many parts of the country, making the time to choose the right software package is an important step toward improving the bottom line.


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Mobile Apps Streamline Sales Process

New Apps Make it Easier for Contractors to Close the Deal
December 30, 2013

There is no question that apps are changing the way the sales process works, for both comfort advisors and customers. 


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Government Considering Sanctions Against Chinese Refrigerants

U.S. ITC Votes to Move Forward on Illegal HFC-134a Imports
December 30, 2013

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 6-0 on Dec. 13 to move forward against China regarding possible illegal hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a coming into the U.S.


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App Zone: December 30, 2013

December 30, 2013

As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest.


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