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Using Barter to Boost HVAC Sales

Barter Exchanges Bring New Buyers and Sellers Together, Potentially Creating a New Customer Base
Savvy HVAC contractors are discovering that bartering is a great vehicle for using downtime, moving excess inventory, attracting new customers, and generating barter dollars that can be used for advertising and other business expenses.


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Housing Continues to Climb Back to Normal

Nationwide Market Is Running at 86 Percent of Normal
Housing markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).


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Btu Buddy 128: Why a Heat Pump?

The season was getting colder and heating calls were beginning to come in. Bob and Tim were riding to a large residence that had three heat pumps to provide heating and cooling for the structure and Tim asked a question, “Why are heat pumps so popular?”


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Tips for Specifying the ‘Right’ Air Curtain

When Specifying Air Curtains, Engineers, Designers, and Contractors Must Consider Numerous Factors
For engineers, designers, and contractors, determining the right HVAC system for their commercial and industrial building projects is critically important. An air curtain may be a small part of a building’s HVAC package, but it can help turn a good building design into a great building design.


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WSU, Avista Collaborate on Smart Grid Project

Unpredictable Fluctuations in Renewable Energy Create Challenges for Utilities
One of the challenges of relying on renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is that changes in weather conditions can lead to sudden drops in the amount of power provided. One way utilities can handle this is by “shedding,” or reducing, some of their electrical load.


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PP-R Piping Option Offers Big Material Cost Savings

Contractor Tabs Aquatherm Blue Pipe for Boiler System Retrofit
For the retrofit of a boiler system installed in the 1960s, the contractor selected Aquatherm Blue Pipe® polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping for the job because of its flexibility and material and labor cost savings.


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NEWSMakers: Greenheck Mixed Flow Fan, Model EQB

Shane Dock, Application Engineer at Greenheck, will introduce you to Greenheck’s new EQB mixed flow fan. We’ll discuss what the features of the EQB’s innovative design, what kinds of applications can utilize the EQB, and why the EQB is an attractive inline choice for your customers’ projects.  Dock is currently focused on applications regarding inline fans, gravity ventilators, and electrical products. Posted March 4th.

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