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Interest, Demand Drive Portable Growth

Manufacturers Predict Multidimensional Growth as Customers Demand Comfort
By Matt Bishop
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Portable heating and cooling manufacturers are preparing for the outside temperatures and the interest in portable HVAC equipment, which many acknowledge is also heating up. 


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The Professor: Oil Pumps and Net Oil Pressure

Understanding the Differences is Key for Successful Servicing
By John Tomczyk
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Often, compressors in the refrigeration and air conditioning fields have forced oiling systems. Here is a look at some of those oil pumps.


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Ice Breaker: Suction Line Pressure and System Capacity

Ways to Avoid Reduced Operating Capacity
By Joe Marchese
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An excessive pressure drop across the suction line will reduce the operating capacity of a refrigeration system.


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Tech Talks Examine Refrigerant Reduction

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
By Peter Powell
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The IIAR Conference examines some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants.


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Preparing Contractors for 2015 HVAC Regulations

Know Your Borders and the Efficiencies Within
By Jeff Preston
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Contractor will not be able to conduct business as usual — at least not without carefully considering regional efficiencies, system matches, high-efficiency motors, impending cost increases, and the penalties associated with the new standards.


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Portable, Affordable, and Now Available

Demand for Temporary, Portable HVAC Equipment on the Rise
By Matt Bishop
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Whether it’s an industrial setting, computer room, or to serve as a pinch hitter when an everyday system goes down, portable units have it covered.


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For Homeowner, HVAC is Rocket Science

Minnesota Residents Relish Whole-House, High-Efficiency, Mini-Split Solution
By John Vastyan
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Bill Rouner is a physicist who spent much of his career in the aerospace industry. So, it only made sense when he did some research.


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App Zone: June 30, 2014

Mobile Apps for the HVACR Professional
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As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest. 


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 36 Percent in April

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Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Craigslist Classifieds and the Contractor

Online Forum Offering At-Your-Own-Risk Employment, Distribution Opportunities
By Angela D. Harris
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To help shine a light on Craigslist, The NEWS reached out to a number of contractors and distributors to determine, “What role does Craigslist have in the HVACR industry?” 


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