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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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Do Energy-saving Products Actually Save Customers Energy?

HVAC Contractors Need to Educate Consumers
By Joanna R. Turpin
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All homeowners want to save money on their energy bills, which is why they are often intrigued by gadgets, additives, and one-off products that claim to offer significant methods to cutting energy usage. But HVAC professionals warn that, in many cases, these products do nothing more than separate homeowners from their hard-earned money. 


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Running a Profitable Service Department

Key Strategies to Improve Service Operation, Customer Satisfaction
By Kimberly Schwartz
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If looking at your service department’s reports fills you with despair, it’s time to reconsider how you’ve been running this side of the business. 


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide
By Julian Milnes
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In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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Staying Stocked: Best Practices for Inventory Management

Contractors Work to Improve Ordering and Restocking Protocols
By Kimberly Schwartz
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There may be no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to managing inventory, but HVAC contractors consistently working to improve ordering and restocking protocols are generally rewarded with far fewer headaches during their busy seasons.


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Contractors Discover Profit Potential in Recovery Upsales

TRC Connects Recycling to Cashflow
By Ryan L. Kiscaden
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Believe it or not, that quick-silver gooey stuff you used to play with in grade school can actually make you money.


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8 Attributes to Seek in Business Software

Tips to Help You Locate the Platform that Makes the Most Sense for Your Business
By Adam Bluemner
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The right program must fit your particular business model, functional requirements, spending range, operating system considerations, integration needs in terms of the other programs it must communicate with, and many more personalized factors. Is there one program that fits all these possible combinations? Of course not!


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