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VOC Sensor Helps Clear the Air at Hazy Welding Plant

Greenheck Maintains Good Air Quality and Also Saves Energy
February 3, 2014

Greenheck Fan Corp. has come up with a new application for Building Automation Products Inc.’s (BAPI’s) Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) sensor. The company is literally using it to help clear the air at its main fabricating plant.


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Btu Buddy 130: Heat Pump Electrical Problems

January 20, 2014

Bob and Tim have gotten together for another informational session. Tim requested some extra after-hours training about heat pumps. In their last session, they talked about heat pump mechanical problems. This time they discuss electrical problems.


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Ten Predictions for US High Performance Building in 2014

Moving Beyond Net Zero Building to the Impact of Europe and China on US Green Building
January 20, 2014

Portland/Seattle green builder Hammer & Hand unveiled its 10 predictions for the United States high performance building industry. Hammer & Hand’s Sam Hagerman said, “We see exciting developments coming in 2014.”


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OSHA Ramps Up Scrutiny on Temp Worker Safety

Employers Must Understand and Comply with Their Duties Regarding Training and Safety
January 20, 2014

As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ratchets up its scrutiny on temp workers, employers must understand and comply with their duties regarding training and safety, before accidents occur.


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Air Innovations Controls Temps in Las Vegas Observation Wheel

Environmental Control Expert Selected for High-Profile Project at The Linq
January 20, 2014

Air Innovations Inc., a leading provider of custom environmental control systems, announced it was retained for Caesars Entertainment’s The Linq project High Roller observation wheel. The company designed and built the complex HVAC systems used to maintain the temperature of the cabins in the observation wheel.


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Troubleshooting Challenge: A Heat Pump Compressor That’s Not Running

January 6, 2014
In this month’s troubleshooting problem, we have a customer who can only tell us that the equipment that serves their small office “isn’t working.” When you arrive, you confirm that the building temperature is far from the thermostat set point even though the indoor fan motor is operating normally and the return air filter is clean.


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UV-C Light Benefits in HVAC Applications

Some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About UV-C
January 6, 2014
UV-C technology is often misunderstood and under-utilized by HVAC contractors. Therefore, we’ve assembled some frequently asked questions and answers about the ultraviolet-C wavelength.  


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Top Nine Tips New Businesses Should Heed from Accountants

Think You Don’t Need an Accountant? If Your Goal Is to Have a Thriving Business, Think Again
January 6, 2014
When you think about the number of start-ups that fail in the first year of business, and when you consider all the challenges entrepreneurs face, it becomes clear to me that we must change the mindset of start-up businesses to realize the importance of working with an accountant.


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Chiller Plant Upgrade Boosts the Bottom Line

Enerliance HVAC Optimization Software Combined with Trane Equipment Ensures Optimum Efficiency
January 6, 2014
Enerliance and Trane collaborated with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) to upgrade its outdated chiller plant and save the college a projected $629,000 in annual energy costs, while also making a positive contribution to the environment.


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Btu Buddy 129: Heat Pump Service Tips

December 23, 2013
Bob and Tim were taking a break and Bob began explaining some of the tips that he has learned in servicing heat pumps. Bob said, “Let’s go over some of the service problems that you may have with a heat pump.”


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