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Interest, Demand Drive Portable Growth

Manufacturers Predict Multidimensional Growth as Customers Demand Comfort
June 30, 2014

Portable heating and cooling manufacturers are preparing for the outside temperatures and the interest in portable HVAC equipment, which many acknowledge is also heating up. 


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The Professor: Oil Pumps and Net Oil Pressure

Understanding the Differences is Key for Successful Servicing
June 30, 2014

Often, compressors in the refrigeration and air conditioning fields have forced oiling systems. Here is a look at some of those oil pumps.


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Ice Breaker: Suction Line Pressure and System Capacity

Ways to Avoid Reduced Operating Capacity
June 30, 2014

An excessive pressure drop across the suction line will reduce the operating capacity of a refrigeration system.


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Tech Talks Examine Refrigerant Reduction

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
June 30, 2014

The IIAR Conference examines some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants.


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Preparing Contractors for 2015 Regulations

Know Your Borders and the Efficiencies Within
June 30, 2014

Contractor will not be able to conduct business as usual — at least not without carefully considering regional efficiencies, system matches, high-efficiency motors, impending cost increases, and the penalties associated with the new standards.


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Portable, Affordable, and Now Available

Demand for Temporary, Portable HVAC Equipment on the Rise
June 30, 2014

Whether it’s an industrial setting, computer room, or to serve as a pinch hitter when an everyday system goes down, portable units have it covered.


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For Homeowner, HVAC is Rocket Science

Minnesota Residents Relish Whole-House, High-Efficiency, Mini-Split Solution
June 30, 2014

Bill Rouner is a physicist who spent much of his career in the aerospace industry. So, it only made sense when he did some research.


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App Zone: June 30, 2014

Mobile Apps for the HVACR Professional
June 30, 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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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 36 Percent in April

June 30, 2014

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Craigslist Classifieds and the Contractor

Online Forum Offering At-Your-Own-Risk Employment, Distribution Opportunities
June 23, 2014

To help shine a light on Craigslist, The NEWS reached out to a number of contractors and distributors to determine, “What role does Craigslist have in the HVACR industry?” 


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