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Schools Strive for Efficiency, Comfort

New HVAC Technologies Help Administrators Meet Indoor Environment Goals
By Jen Anesi
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Across the country, school administrators are realizing the importance of good IAQ and a comfortable indoor environment, which both contribute significantly to student success. 


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ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Gets a Makeover

Significant Changes Will Affect Residential HVACR Contractors
By Joanna R. Turpin
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While contractors may not yet feel the effects of these changes, they will in the future, which is why they should familiarize themselves with the new version of Standard 62.2.


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Tips for Updating School HVAC Equipment

Financing Options Help Schools Meet HVAC Project Goals
By Jen Anesi
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According to the manufacturers that make equipment for schools, there are often many options available to districts looking to make those much-needed upgrades.


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Duct Dynasty: Air Leakage, Two-story Cooling Problems

To Control Air, You Must Contain it
By David Richardson
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These temperature-related issues are often corrected simply by renovating the duct system to cure duct leakage and air-balancing issues, which created pressure-related problems in the building. There are instances, though, when you can have the perfectly designed and installed HVAC system and these temperature complaints still exist.


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The Professor: Defining the Impact of Frosted Compressor Head

What Frost on a Compressor Head Is — and What it Isn’t
By John Tomczyk
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All frost means is the suction line or compressor is below freezing, and the moisture in the air has reached its dew point temperature and condensed. 


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Bill Could Streamline Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Schools

Bipartisan Legislation Would Provide Financing Resources to Schools
By Jen Anesi
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Despite receiving strong bipartisan support in the House, the bill now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.


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Ice Breaker: What Is a Ton of Refrigeration?

Dealing With Btu and System Capacity
By Joe Marchese
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A ton of refrigeration can be defined as the amount of heat removal to produce one ton of ice at 32° from one ton of water at 32°. But what else does it mean?


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CO2 Refrigerant Growth Continues Globally

Number of CO2 Applications Growing in Domestic Settings, Too
By Peter Powell
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CO2 as a refrigerant has been a part of the refrigeration landscape for close to a decade and continues to gain more and more attention in the states in refrigeration applications. Most recently, CO2 was showcased as a hot topic at the Food Marketing Institute Expo in Chicago.


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My Two Cents: I Fought the Law and the Law Won

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them and Lead Them
By Butch Welsch
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As we all know, today’s HVAC equipment is not our forefather’s HVAC equipment, and the need to have trained and tested workers is more important than it has ever been.


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HVAC: Let’s Make a Deal

Acquisitions Growing More Attractive as HVAC Market Swings Upward
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With strengthening economic conditions, access to inexpensive financing, and the leading players’ never-ending desire to grow, it is no surprise to anyone serving the HVAC industry that big-ticket acquisitions continue to hit the newswire with regular frequency. 


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