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HVACR Tips: Making Terminal Connections

Make Proper Connections to Avoid Problems
August 5, 2013
Loose electrical connections to motor terminals can cause voltage drop, overheating, and a chance of fire. For three-phase motors, a loose connection can cause single phasing — which will damage the motor.


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PCACS Reinvents Its Inventory Tracking

HVAC Firm Gains Significantly Improved Inventory Control
August 5, 2013
Professional Cooling and Control Systems (PCACS) provides commercial facilities with high-performance building automation controls and HVAC services. For years, PCACS used an informal approach to tracking inventory. But this resulted in several major issues that cost PCACS valuable time and money.


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How Do I Sell?

August 5, 2013
Sales is what drives every business. If you don’t sell anything, you don’t make any money. If you don’t make any money, you don’t stay in business. That’s not Business 101. It’s more basic than that. It’s Business 100. You have to make a buck to keep the doors open.


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Variable-Speed Pumps Reduce Energy Use

Ultrasonic Flow Meters are Key to Controlling Energy Management
August 5, 2013
Hemant Mehta’s WMGroup must be doing something right because his team has been fine-tuning HVAC systems for the same major New Jersey pharmaceutical company since 1984. The latest improvement involved the upgrading of the chiller systems at the company’s 100-acre research and development campus.


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Relying on a Service Professional for Professional Service

Even Do-it-Yourself HVAC Projects Can Benefit from Professional Help
August 5, 2013
The best way to avoid costly HVAC system repairs is to perform regular preventive work, and, while most work is best left to the professionals, some things can be performed without the assistance of a service professional. 


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Multifamily Project Wins Building Brooklyn Award

Steven Winter Associates Honored for LEED and Energy Star Certified Project
August 5, 2013
Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) announced that the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce selected the firm’s multifamily project, The Hegeman Residence, to receive a Building Brooklyn Award. The project received the award in honor of its contributions to sustainable construction in the affordable housing sector. 


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Btu Buddy 124: Superheat Explained - Part 1

July 22, 2013
Bob and Tim were in the company conference room where Bob is set to give Tim some extra training at Tim’s suggestion. Bob said, “Tim, you asked for more explanation of what superheat is. This is not a very simple topic. It will take a couple of meetings to go into detail about it.”


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NREL Adds Eyes, Brains to Occupancy Detection

High-Accuracy Sensor Can Save on Lighting and HVAC
July 22, 2013
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed and made available for license the image processing occupancy sensor (IPOS), which combines an inexpensive camera and computer vision algorithms that can recognize the presence of human occupants.


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Managing the Rise of Meritless Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

To Properly Respond, Companies Need to Understand the Latest Trends and Developments
July 22, 2013
In order to properly respond to meritless whistleblower retaliation claims, companies need to understand trends and developments in this area. They must also know how to respond if one of their employees claims retaliation.


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Ruby Tuesday Selects ServiceChannel as Services Management Platform

Restaurant Chain to Leverage Technology Platform for Repair and Maintenance Across All Locations
July 22, 2013
ServiceChannel, a leading facilities services management platform, announced that Ruby Tuesday Inc. has chosen its technology to streamline facilities management across its 750 locations throughout the United States.


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