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Elementary school chills out with new, energy-efficient system

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Washington Elementary School used a pair of air-cooled reciprocating compressor chillers that were installed when the building was completed 20 years ago.
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Contractor Success Group founders develop new venture for plumbers

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Two entrepreneurs who organized the hvac-based Contractor Success Group (CSG) into a multimillion-dollar enterprise apparently want to do the same thing in the plumbing industry.
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Get more information on your dirty socks

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The April 5 News article, “A cure for the dreaded ‘Dirty Sock Syndrome’?,” has generated a large response from readers seeking more information. This “FAQ” should help.
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Dealer says proper ductwork installation key to efficiency

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Efficiency means more to Mike Stevenson, general manager of MJB Heating & Air Conditioning, than the rating on the equipment.
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Rifled tube: An effective answer in many applications

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Rifled tube, micro-finned tube, inner-grooved tube — it’s called by many different names, but means the same thing: copper tubing with small ridges formed on the inside.
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Coil corrosion by erosion: Don’t let it wear you down

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Here are some design and operating guidelines to help prevent erosion corrosion in water and steam coils.
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Proper maintenance enhances efficiency

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Several factors affect customer satisfaction, including the performance of a heating and air conditioning system.
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Lennox ready to offer IPO to pay debt, buy dealerships

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After a century as a privately held manufacturer of heating-cooling equipment, Lennox International will go public.
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Tight labor market can lower standards

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Don’t let desperation to fill open slots drive you into making the kinds of mistakes that could hurt your business.
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How to inspect, maintain chiller barrels

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Chillers big and small call for maintenance to protect equipment investment.
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