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Husband-Wife Team Collaborate on Design

Couple Specializes in Design of High-performance Residential Systems

Clients who choose LG Squared to design their homes benefit from the duo’s integrated approach: As Jodi Laumer-Giddens creates the home’s architectural plans, her husband models it for efficiency.


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Ice Breaker: Customer Service is Imperative

Soft Skills Aptitude Needed to be a Better Technician

Having excellent customer service skills not only makes you a better technician — it makes you a better employee. 


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A Green Light for HVAC Efficiency

HVAC Installations Find New Ways to Incorporate Green Elements

HVAC contractors have embarked upon a number of environmentally conscious efforts, showcasing innovative displays of green awareness that improve energy efficiency and are cost-effective.


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ASHRAE Targets Legionnaires’ Disease

Standard Expected to Identify Risk Factors for Growth and Exposure

To help battle Legionellosis, which includes both Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever, ASHRAE is currently developing Standard 188P: “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.” The fourth public review draft of the standard is expected to be approved and made available for public comment soon.


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HVAC Industry Commits $5 Billion to Refrigerant Plan

Manufacturers, Organizations Look to Reduce Hydrofluorocarbon Use 80 Percent by 2050

AHRI representatives said the HVACR industry is committing $5 billion over the next decade to research and develop new refrigerants and equipment to help accomplish the phasedown.


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Energy Star Showcases Efficient, Green HVAC Products

High SEER Ratings Help Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners Gain ‘Green’ Labels

Combining cutting-edge technology with exceptional SEER ratings, these central air conditioners and heat pumps represent some of the most efficient products on the market.


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What Does Green Do For You?

HVAC Contractors Debate Whether ‘Green’ is Still an Effective Selling Point

Green is really more of a grey area, especially for HVAC contractors. While some enthusiastically believe green still means go, others feel the terminology that once created a spark has all but fizzled out.


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Readers Select DDA’s Best of the Best

Emerson, Western Enterprises, Mypointnow Products Stand Above the Rest

The NEWS asked you to vote for your favorite DDA gold winner in the first-ever 2014 DDA Reader’s Choice Poll. Here are the results. 


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Family Manufacturer Still Going Strong after 100 Years

Bard Mfg. Co. Celebrates a Century in Business

After looking around at their own families, some might find it difficult to imagine a family-owned operation working for this long. There are fifth-generation members currently working in the business full time or during the summers while going to college, but it’s too early to determine the generation’s long-term interest level and commitment to the business.


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App Zone: Sept. 29, 2014

Mobile Applications for the HVACR Professional

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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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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