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Home Performance With Energy Star Helps New Yorkers Save

November 6, 2006
New Yorkers who want to keep energy costs down without sacrificing comfort this winter can take advantage of Home Performance with Energy Star®. Sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the program can help households save up to 40 percent on energy bills.
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September Housing Starts Rise, but Permits Continue to Slide

October 19, 2006
Nationwide housing starts in September regained the ground they lost in a steep decline the previous month, but issuance of building permits - a key indicator of future building activity - continued on a downward trend, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Kronos Receives Two More Patents

October 2, 2006
Kronos Air Technologies has received two more United States patents for its air movement and purification technologies, bringing its total to 11 U.S. and two international patents.
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The Solution to 'The Case of the Baby Boomer's Heat Pump'

July 17, 2006
Rarely have we had so many responses to a single System Mystery as we did for "The Case of the Baby Boomers' Heat Pump." The answers that best explained the operating conditions presented in our mystery involved the TXV and the reversing valve.
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Developing, Downsizing Solar Heating/Cooling

January 16, 2006
Three years ago a team of researchers began developing an "intelligent" solar heating and cooling system. Today that team is exploring the likelihood of increasing the system's efficiency and adaptability by reducing it to the micrometer scale.
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Oil Heat Cares Convenes First Meeting

June 2, 2005
The first board meeting of "Oil Heat Cares" convened at the recent National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM) meeting. The group's purpose is to raise money and provide assistance to individuals and groups who need service or replacement of oil heating equipment.
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UA President Addresses MCAA Conference

April 27, 2005
The text here was excerpted from a speech given by Bill Hite, recently elected general president of the United Association (UA). The speech was delivered at the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) national convention.
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Nexstar Survey Finds Best In Customer Satisfaction

March 16, 2005
Nexstar, a training and development organization for contractors, feels so strongly about the importance of customer satisfaction, it conducts a survey of members' customers each year and reports the findings to those who participate. Here are the top 10 contractors in its latest survey.
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Hudson Technologies Becomes Energy Star Partner

March 4, 2005
Hudson Technologies announced that it has become an Energy Star® Service and Product Provider Partner. Hudson will now begin offering its Performance Optimization services, designed to improve the operating efficiency of refrigeration systems, under the Energy Star banner to industrial and commercial companies.
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New Honeywell Thermostat Designed For Ease Of Use

September 16, 2004
Honeywell has introduced the FocusPROâ„¢ 5000, a non-programmable, digital thermostat designed to provide maximum ease of use for contractors and homeowners, says the company.
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