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DOAS Gaining Traction in US

Codes, standards, and awareness boost the popularity of dedicated outdoor air systems

Commercial building codes are mandating higher volumes of fresh-air intake than ever before. To help meet these ventilation requirements, more and more HVAC contractors and building owners are turning to dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS). 

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Predicting the Future of RTUs

Manufacturers discuss where the market is heading in the next few years

Manufacturers are finding innovative ways to meet and exceed expectations while creating comfortable, healthy indoor environments for building occupants.

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European Spotlight:

HVAC Rallies Against EU Labeling Proposal

European contractors shun national energy labeling directive

European contractors and manufacturers have united against the European Union’s forthcoming Energy Labelling Directive review, which looks to apply the energy consumption rating found on TVs and washing machines to refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump (RACHP) products.

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Creating a Successful Culture

Hire the best and hold all employees accountable for their actions

Making sure the right employees are in place, hiring based on quality rather than need, adding value for employees by implementing merit-based programs and systems that reward them for doing great work, delegating, and clearly communicating company goals are essential parts of a successful culture. 

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The App Zone: June 15, 2015

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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Regulations, Refrigerants Revolutionize Coils

Manufacturing innovations result in smaller, lighter, versatile, and more efficient HVAC coils

The HVAC industry has a well-earned reputation for creating innovative new products that meet the demands of regulations and the desires of contractors and their customers, and the coil market is no exception.

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Defining Indoor Air Quality

IAQ means different things to different people, organizations

Most of the time, it will be possible to come up with a solution to an IAQ problem, and contractors should take that opportunity to educate consumers on the health and comfort benefits of IAQ products.

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Finding Value in Cardboard Apps

Calculating Measurements Since 1867 — No Battery or Signal Required

I think about how many hands must have touched these things before they came to me, how many jobs they helped size, and how many problems they helped solve. Think of all the time they saved — and not one of them needed a battery.

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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.


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Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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