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Distributor Info Adds to HVACR Equation

Unitary, Mid-Year Reports Showcase Equipment Trends
December 2, 2013

The “HARDI Unitary HVAC Market Share Report” provides market share data and analysis detailing unitary sales based on product efficiency for both ducted and ductless cooling equipment, as well as furnaces and boilers. 


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The Professor: TXV Dos and Don’ts

The Externally Equalized Thermostatic Expansion Valve
December 2, 2013

The thermostatic expansion valve (TXV or TEV) is a metering device located between the liquid line and the evaporator. 


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Ice Breaker: Diagnosing Failures in Refrigeration

Determining Why a Refrigeration System Is Not Operating Properly
December 2, 2013

Sometimes we over think both the easy and hard problems, making a true system issue more difficult than it really needs to be. 


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Energy Star Recognizes Most Efficient Furnaces

Energy-Efficient Furnaces Benefit Both Homeowners and Contractors
December 2, 2013

Homeowners choosing to purchase these highly efficient furnaces will reap the benefits of lower energy bills, while contractors will appreciate the many features that make them easier to install and service. 


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Oil Furnaces Require Special Care

Regular Maintenance Can Maximize Efficiency and Increase Longevity
December 2, 2013

Many homeowners recently fired up their oil furnaces for the first time this season. If they’ve invested in proper service and maintenance, chances are high that their equipment will keep them comfortably warm all winter long. 


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Regulatory Challenges Discussed at Symposium

Refrigeration Technology, Regulations Headline Latest Meeting
December 2, 2013

Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology. 


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Daikin Industries Expands in the US Market

Company to Manufacture Residential VRF Systems in US
November 25, 2013

Daikin Industries announced it is launching a residential brand in the U.S. and that the variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) systems will be manufactured in the U.S. for the first time. 


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The NEWS Honors HVAC’s Top Teachers

Baker, O’Neill, Hampton, Walker Earn Honors as Best Instructors + Best Trainers
November 25, 2013

Knowledge is power. And the time has come to recognize some of the strongest sources of wisdom in the HVACR industry. 


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VRF Market Share Increasing in US

Manufacturers Discuss Market Shifts and Trends
November 25, 2013

Having already reached 4 percent saturation, industry experts are expecting the VRF slice of the market pie to grow at a marked pace in the next few years. 


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Contractors Invest in VRF Solutions

Variable-Refrigerant Flow Adopters Share Firsthand Experiences
November 25, 2013

Although not there quite yet, VRF popularity is gaining amongst HVAC contracting companies across the nation.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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