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Furnace Ignitor Problem

February 3, 2014

One of the most common furnace problems that I see is when the furnace hot surface ignitor will not glow. The furnace may have a bad ignitor, loose wire connections, open limit switch, open rollout switch, open pressure switch, or bad control board. This is what you might see in the furnace sequence of operation.


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Six Tips to Avoid Inventory Nightmares

Make Sure Your Inventory Matches Your Needs
February 3, 2014

Wake up in a cold sweat at the thought of inefficient inventory counting? Does the thought of lost source code scare you? The art of logistics is challenging, but when mistakes are made, don’t let the scare be something that was preventable. The boogey-man has nothing on these inventory nightmares.


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Employers Share Most Memorable Interview Blunders

Nearly Half of Employers Know if a Candidate is a Good Fit Within the First Five Minutes
February 3, 2014

When it comes to a job interview, the first few minutes may be the most crucial. A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that nearly half (49 percent) of employers know within the first five minutes of an interview whether a candidate is a good or bad fit for the position, and 87 percent know within the first 15 minutes.


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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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