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The contractor’s utility question: Would you rather fight or switch?

September 14, 2000
Two of the Newark (N.J.) area’s larger commercial hvac contractors, with more than $100 million in sales, agree on one thing: Utilities are going to have a significant impact on their business.
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Industry ponders shortfall in vo-tech grads

September 14, 2000
The number of young people seeking trade jobs of any kind is declining, and hvacr’s share is shrinking as well.
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Replace the indoor coil to guarantee efficiency

September 14, 2000
Let’s look at what can happen to a system if just the condensing unit is replaced.
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Three exercises to help you determine what makes you a 'unique' contractor

September 14, 2000
This is a statement about you or your business that focuses on what makes you or your business special and different from your competition.
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Mfrs establish priorities for 2000

September 14, 2000
The manufacturers of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and components face a variety of challenges and opportunities as they confront the new century and millennium.
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Desiccant system improves production of pizza-topped bagels

September 14, 2000
The United States Department of Agriculture recently issued its new safety system, known as Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point.
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Help prevent commercial startup failures

September 14, 2000
If last summer’s experience is any guide, many commercial air conditioning systems will again be at risk of failure this cooling season.
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More energy-efficient dehumidification

September 14, 2000
A recently introduced dehumidification technology using air-to-air plate heat exchangers is asserting significant energy savings over desiccants.
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Two-wheel desiccant dehumidification: Will it be cost effective for your job?

September 14, 2000
In this article, we summarize a recent Federal Technology Alert on two-wheel desiccant dehumidification systems, provided by the Federal Energy Management Program.
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New diagram-based software offers a higher level of automated design

September 14, 2000
Design-build contractors, particularly those involved in residential and light commercial buildings, are largely driven by the sales process, which demands at least a minimum system design as part of the proposal.
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