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Security Breach Exposes HVAC Concerns

Third-Party Security Breach at Target via Mechanical Contractor Raises Concerns
April 4, 2014

Hackers can strike at any time, any where, and HVAC companies are no exception.


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Compressor Manufacturers Leaping Government, Refrigerant Hurdles

Companies Working to Overcome Global Compressor Challenges
March 31, 2014

When it comes to things like refrigerants and regulations, challenges remain for compressor manufacturers.


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Clever Compressors

Variable-Speed, Oil-Less, High-Efficiency Models Lead the Charge
March 31, 2014

In residential and commercial applications, compressors are doing things that previously seemed unachievable. Here are some of the most advanced compressors available today.


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HVACR Industry Adapting to POE Oils

Oil Has Favorable Impact on Compressor Performance
March 31, 2014

POE oil has added benefits, but it's also necessitated some changes in the HVAC industry, as it needs to be handled much differently than mineral oil.
 


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The Professor: Crankcase Heaters

Coping With Refrigerant Migration
March 31, 2014

Migration of refrigerant to the compressor’s crankcase during an off cycle is a serious problem, as significant compressor damage can occur if the problem is not remedied. 


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Ice Breaker: High-Pressure Switches

Troubleshooting Compressor Shutdown Controls Requires Care
March 31, 2014

High-pressure switches are designed to shut down a compressor if the system’s high pressure rises above an unsafe level, not allowing the compressor to restart until the pressure returns to a safe level. 


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BPI Launches National Rating Program

Program Will Give Homeowners User-Friendly Home Energy Rating Program
March 31, 2014

The program will provide customers with an accessible, easy-to-understand rating of their home that can be combined with a comprehensive home energy audit. 


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App Zone: March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

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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Commercial Geothermal Market Rising to the Surface

Outlook Bright for School, Hospitality, Government Geothermal Sectors
March 24, 2014

While there are still barriers to the growth of geothermal, including high first cost and logistical challenges, experts believe these can be overcome through advancing technology and educational efforts.


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Parties File Regional Standards Settlement

Motion Vacates Furnace Standards, Gives Industry Time to Comply with Cooling Standards
March 24, 2014

The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and restart the rulemaking process, this time giving stakeholders more opportunities to provide input throughout the rulemaking process. 


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