When a group of contractors who own smaller companies sit around and discuss issues they face, there usually is a very lively exchange of ideas. That was certainly the case when the “Three Trucks or Less” seminar was presented at the recent Radiant Heating Conference & Expo (REX).
There are several commercial applications for ductless mini-splits. They can include office buildings, computer rooms, hotels — any place that can use individualized climate control can benefit from a ductless system. The same is true for department stores.
Mitsubishi Electric has proven its commitment to training. In August 2001, the manufacturer opened its Atlanta training center (ATC) in order to educate dealers and distributors on the advantages of ductless technology.
Eight outdoor units or one? Sixteen refrigerant line penetrations or two? The choices looked like a no-brainer for a contractor installing ductless air conditioning in Overlook Hospital’s Sleep Clinic: the fewer, the better.
Permanent repeal of the estate tax advanced halfway to acceptance when the U.S. House of Representatives approved this proposed legislation. But then, in a surprise move, the Senate quickly brought a bill to the floor and quashed the total repeal movement.
Making an abrupt change from its original environmental stance, the Bush administration has issued a new report, “U.S. Climate Action Report 2002,” stating that global warming will have a significant impact on the environment in this country in the coming years.
When we last reported on The News’ project to establish a secondary HVACR program in Michigan’s Oakland County, we were still awaiting some important answers. If anything, we’ve learned that educational programs do not get started overnight. But we have also learned that the work under way by school officials is beginning to pay off. Small pieces of the big picture are starting to come together, providing a lot of hope that the goal may very well be accomplished.