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Guidelines for Flushing Contaminated Systems

Since R-11 was phased out of production as a major ozone depleter, what has taken its place?
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EPA Resolves Cases of Ammonia, Benzene Leaks

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has settled two cases with Chicago area facilities involving ammonia and benzene leaks.
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An Argument for the Use of Coalescing Units

Conventional ‘impingement’ separators and the coalescing unit are two oil separator devices that are likely to dominate the field in the near future. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of using each of them.
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Comment Deadline Set for DOE Efficiency Standards

Final comments are due December 4 to the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding its proposal to raise the energy efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners (CAC) and heat pumps.
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Zen and the Art of Internet Security

Practing these simple tricks will keep your cash and identity safe from Internet programming pirates.
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Enlisting at Contractor Boot Camp

Boot camp: it's not just for the military anymore.
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Plate Heat Exchanger As Vaporizer and Condenser

Last week's article covered PHE design, on-site service, assembly and leak indication freezing risk, while this week includes a discussion on the plate heat exchanger as vaporizer and condenser.
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Big Mix Group Finds Tech Shortage Challenging

The Big Mix is "in the mix" when it comes to finding qualified techs.
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Overreliance on the Net Can ‘Costner’ You Plenty

Kevin Costner movies serve up valuable lessons for any contractor, big or small, assessing the Internet as a marketing tool.
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Contractors Can Connect to Creative Services Online

There's more than one way to snare a customer.
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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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