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For Superior, Dryer Air Means Higher Market Share

“Dehumidification and its importance to indoor air quality is going to evolve into a market opportunity similar to what happened with duct cleaning, air filtration, and air quality the last 10 years.” Vice President Warren Mohrfeld of Superior Mechanical
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Study Questions Setback Thermostats

In the wrong consumers’ hands, programmable setback thermostats may not provide the energy savings they seem to promise.
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Cathedral Poses Hvac Design, Installation Challenges

Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles virtually has no right angles.
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Opportunities Abound With Military, Government

FEDCON, the federal construction forecast presented by the CMD Group and the National Institute of Building Sciences, anticipates a $7 billion program for 2001 is privatization of military family housing, new barracks for single personnel at a number of bases, and improvements to existing governmental research facilities and administrative buildings.
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FMI’s Residential Construction Outlook

FMI provides a detailed look at the health of the industry and this year’s U.S. Markets Construction Overview also provides sector-by-sector analysis.
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Caution: The Nameplate Can’t Tell You Everything

Motor nameplates typically don’t include input watts as a power measurement and they don’t identify the motor’s efficiency, which may be critical in deciding if a replacement motor can do the job.
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Keeping the President of the United States on His Toes

Keynote speaker of the CMD Group’s North American Construction Forecast, Helen Thomas, former United Press International (UPI) White House correspondent, remarked that one of the highlights of her 28-year career was being invited to the dedication of a horseshoe pit.
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Remember, Simple Things Really Do Mean Alot

If you want to keep your customers, keep them happy!
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'Grass Roots Dealer Effort' Keeps Growing

Second annual Trane Comfort Specialist Conference focused on building loyalty through total customer satisfaction.
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Flexibility Is the Key to Training, Recruitment

Sure, a lot schools offer night classes, but how many colleges allow students to take and complete their entire two-year hvac program at night?
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