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DOE Proposes National 92% AFUE Standard

New Standard Would Effectively Eliminate Non-condensing Furnaces in US

The DOE’s proposed rule represents a significant increase in efficiency that would effectively eliminate noncondensing furnaces and significantly impact the design, installation, and cost of nonweatherized furnaces. 


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Duct Dynasty: Btu Formula Basics

The Mathematics Behind Measuring and Verifying Performance

There is a formula for calculating heating Btu and a formula for calculating cooling Btu. Both of these formulas have three components necessary to complete the calculations. Two of the Btu formula components are field measured while the third is a multiplier that is added at the end of the formula.


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Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

Advance Brand Awareness, Increase Engagement, and Drive Referrals

There are a lot of social media networks out there that can help you connect with your customers online and on their mobile devices. In part one of this series, I’ll share some of the networks I’ve put to work for me and why they should be a part of your marketing strategy.


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New ACCA Chairman Primed for Action

Phil London Ready to Face Industry Challenges

After more than 30 years in the HVACR industry, Phil London will take on an elite level of responsibility as he assumes the role of ACCA National Chairman of the Board next week during ACCA’s annual convention in Grapevine, Texas.


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Sporlan Broadens Innovation, Training

Sporlan Aims to Educate the Industry, Prepare for the Future

Sporlan felt it could fill an underserved part of the HVAC marketplace with its new training center in Washington, Missouri. The facility is designed for technical training on today’s modern refrigeration systems by offering both classroom and hands-on activities.


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Spread the Word about Sheet Metal Work

The Local No. 24 Provides Lessons, Apprenticeship, Seminars, and More

A thorough understanding of sheet metal work is necessary to help attract prospective workers, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of sheet metal workers to grow 15 percent by the year 2022 — faster than the national average across all occupations. 


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Compact ERV Complements VRF System at Technical Center

New York Institution Improves Comfort, Efficiency in Mechanical Retrofit

The newly renovated wing of the Finger Lakes Technical & Career Center includes offices and conference rooms, which are now being conditioned using variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology and ventilation air supplied by three Systemair AB Topvex energy recovery ventilators (ERVs).


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Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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