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Home Automation Products Gaining HVAC Industry Traction

Ease of Use, Options Improving as Prices Start to Come Down
By Jen Anesi
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In only a few years, the number of connected “smart” products for the home has increased exponentially as homeowners have shown more and more interest in being able to monitor and control their homes from nearly anywhere.


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AHRI, Lennox Petition Court to Review DOE Walk-in Standard

Industry Leaders Challenge Efficiency Standards for Walk-in Coolers, Freezers
By Jen Anesi
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On Aug. 4, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and Lennox Intl. Inc. filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to review the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule establishing energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).


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Purdue Conference Draws a Line on HFC Refrigerants

Low-GWP Refrigerants Stressed To Keep Refrigerant in Mix
By Peter Powell
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If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viability, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to separate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commercial buildings.


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Contractors in Charge of Surging Home Automation Market

Listening, Offering Options Help Contractors Close a Sale
By Jen Anesi
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The home automation market is growing globally at an incredible pace. The prevalence of these products can be seen with a quick trip to the hardware store, where anyone can find an array of Wi-Fi-capable home automation products, including thermostats, door locks, lights, video cameras, and more.


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How to Minimize HVAC Customer Callbacks

Discipline and New Technology Help HVAC Contractors Prevent Errors
By Jack Sine
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What is a super tech? A super tech is one who eats, sleeps, and breathes HVAC. He may be a contractor, manager, or technician, but, above all, he is a perfectionist. And his greatest enemy is the callback.


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HVAC Industry Cautious About Microsoft Partnership

Joint Project Supports Home Automation Software Startup Companies
By Jen Anesi
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In June, Microsoft Corp. and American Family Insurance announced the launch of a business accelerator for tech startup companies that are focused on home automation. The goal of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator is to provide mentorship, resources, and workspace to startups.


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High Pressure Always Goes to Low Pressure

Without a Difference in Pressure, There Can Be No Flow
By Dan Holohan
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Since heat travels on flow like a passenger on a train, where there is no flow, there is no heat. And it’s going to look just like an air problem. Which it’s not.


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Columbus Freshens Up its North Market

IAQ Concerns Prompt Ventilation Overhaul
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The smells and rich airborne aromas of fried fish, potatoes, and smoked pork at North Market are an important part of its appeal. But the market’s burgeoning IAQ problems — a byproduct of the enterprise inside — had to be resolved if the nonprofit venue and its 36 vendors were to survive.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Quietside Has Been Master Distributor for Samsung HVAC Products in US and Canada Since 1997
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Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp., a leading distribution channel for HVAC products. Quietside has been the master distributor for Samsung HVAC products in the United States and Canada since 1997.


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Cool Summer Weather Impacting Supply Chain

Cool Weather Eases Strain in Some Regions, Replacement Is a Mixed Bag
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Many contractors are reporting issues with parts and equipment availability in their local regions this summer, attributing cooler seasonal temperatures and unpredictable consumer behavior as the likely causes.


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