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Zoning Success Requires Time and Financial Commitment

Contractors Believe Zoning Market is Ripe

If done correctly, adding zoning services can be a worthwhile investment for HVAC contractors.


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Sheet Metal Trade Pursuing Female Prospects

Organizations Work to Bring Women to the Industry

Although women account for only 2 percent of the apprenticeship attendance across the country, the numbers are improving.


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Dallas Company Celebrates 110 Years

Four Generations of Family Ownership Lead Company

Dallas Plumbing has found its way through many hard times and hopes to be around for another 110 years.


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Opportunities in Chiller Optimization

Improving Chiller System Efficiency Benefits Contractors and Customers Alike

Enterprising companies and contractors are striving to lessen the burden of this expense by optimizing chiller systems to achieve greater efficiency.


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What Happened to Sick Building Syndrome?

SBS Has Faded from Headlines, But Is It Still a Problem?

SBS is far from being eradicated and is still a concern that many HVAC professionals grapple with every day.


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Chillers Striving for Greater Efficiency

Contractors Urged to Stay Up to Date as Products and Projects Evolve

Manufacturers are on a quest to create more efficient equipment than ever before, and they're urging contractors to stay up to date on the latest technology.


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The Truth about Pricing, Profits, & Value

Discover What They Want; Give Them What They Need

Selling systems at a higher price point makes good sense, especially when the economy is growing, unemployment is low, and credit is readily available. Unfortunately, this has not been the case for several years. 


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Duct Dynasty: Understanding the Coanda Effect

Considering the Traffic of Airflow Within a Duct System

The Coanda Effect is named in honor of Henri Coanda, a Romanian aerodynamics pioneer and aircraft inventor. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as the surface effect.


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GSA Studies Maglev Chiller Efficiency

Federal Program Recommends Variable-Speed Maglev Technology for Chiller Replacement

Because the recommendation is only for end-of-life replacement, the hope is that implementing this technology will result in a gradual greening of chillers across GSA’s facilities. 


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up Nearly 28 Percent in February

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.  


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