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EPA Targets High-GWP Refrigerants in SNAP Proposal

R-134a, -404A, and -507 Face Proposed Use Restrictions in 2016
By Peter Powell
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The rule deems certain HFC refrigerants unacceptable in specific applications on or after Jan. 1, 2016. 


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Aeroseal LLC Acquires Comfort Institute

Company to Build Centralized Training Center in Ohio
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Comfort Institute will continue to provide the services it currently offers while adding additional services, all as a wholly owned business unit of Aeroseal.


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Manufacturers Bringing the Heat this Fall

New Products Save Energy, Keep Customers Warm
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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
By Peter Powell
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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
By Joanna R. Turpin
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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
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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
By Peter Powell
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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
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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
By Butch Welsch
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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
By Nicole Krawcke
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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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