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Infrared System Sales Heating Up

IR Technology Saves Energy, Keeps Occupants Warm

Even though IR heating technology has been around a long time, the demand is increasing in certain markets, which is creating opportunities for contractors who install and service IR systems.


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up Nearly 20 Percent in July

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


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Thieves Target R-22 as EPA Phaseout Threatens Supply

Security Measures Crucial as Phaseout Deadline Draws Near

As the pending EPA phaseout diminishes supplies, the demand for R-22 is likely to increase, which may trigger additional criminal activity.


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Where Are All the Apprentices?

HVAC Industry Striving to Attract Young, Skilled Workers

As demand for HVAC professionals grows, many remain hopeful existing apprenticeship programs will be able to attract new recruits, and that new training models may entice the next generation to enter the HVAC industry.


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What’s New in HPC Credentials?

BPI, RESNET, ACCA Share Insight into Latest Home-Performance Contracting Programs

Here is a look at what’s new and coming soon in the world of home-performance credentials.


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Tools, Products Make HPC Jobs Easier

High-Tech Tools and Products Target Whole-House Improvement

The information included in this article focuses on the trends behind some of the innovative products now available in the home-performance field.


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The Professor: Ice Machine Control Schemes

Often, a simple control scheme using a microprocessor can allow manufacturers to use lower starting torque compressors without the use of a hard start kit to operate their ice machines. 


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Research, Development Driving Refrigerants

Refrigerants Being Tested in Various Applications and Settings

With the industry facing an apparent shift to low-GWP refrigerants, the performance of those gases is being carefully studied.


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Husband-Wife Team Collaborate on Design

Couple Specializes in Design of High-performance Residential Systems

Clients who choose LG Squared to design their homes benefit from the duo’s integrated approach: As Jodi Laumer-Giddens creates the home’s architectural plans, her husband models it for efficiency.


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Ice Breaker: Customer Service is Imperative

Soft Skills Aptitude Needed to be a Better Technician

Having excellent customer service skills not only makes you a better technician — it makes you a better employee. 


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