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The IT Factor: Technology Transforms Portable Equipment

Computer Industry Helping Portable A/C Become ‘Viable Option’
By Matt Bishop
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Although the HVAC industry has been around for more than a century, portable heating and cooling is a relative rookie to the scene. Having just made a mark in the U.S. beginning in the 1980s, the market has continued to grow and evolve into what we see today.
 


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Portable Solutions Offer Reactive, Proactive Response to Bad Weather

Portable Industry Provides Confidence in Case of Emergency
By Matt Bishop
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According to Rob Shortt, vice president, Cold Air Products, Norfolk, Va., the portable heating and cooling sector is widely driven by inclement weather and the impending need for comfort.


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Portable Cooling Offers Permanent Solutions

Ease, Accessibility Make Portable HVAC an Attractive Option
By Matt Bishop
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Even though portable HVAC equipment is often selected as a temporary answer, the units are commonly being cemented as permanent solutions.


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Watsco, Tradewinds Launch New Products

HVAC Contractors Discover Multifamily Plan at Distributor Meeting
By Mike Murphy
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Gree is a Chinese manufacturing company that produces duct-free, through-the-wall, and window air conditioning, packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC), dehumidifiers, and portable cooling products.


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Building a Dream HVAC System

When Money is No Object, High-End HVAC Equipment Fits the Bill
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Customers looking to invest in more expensive heating and cooling systems have numerous options from which to choose, and most will result in better comfort and efficiency. But for that rare homeowner for whom money is no object, contractors may want to suggest manufacturer-recommended “dream” systems, all of which offer exceptional comfort, whisper-quiet operation, and super high efficiency.


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Getting Cooling Efficiency Down Cold

NASA Facility Built to Conduct Tests in Subzero Atmosphere
By Richard Parrish
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Although NASA’s Icing Research Tunnel (IRT) remains the largest and busiest testing facility of its type, it remained largely unchanged over the years. 


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Munters Corp.: Indirect Evaporative Cooling System

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Cooling air without added moisture, the Oasis EPX5000 Indirect Evaporative Cooling System can recover 50 percent of the heat exhausted from the space in the winter months, the company said. 


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Warm Weather Indicates Strong HVAC Cooling Season

Contractors Discuss Summer Weather, Storm Preparedness
By Angela D. Harris
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The cooling season has begun and HVAC contractors across the nation are gearing up for what meteorologists predict is going to be a hot summer. 


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No A/C for Pakistan Officials

Prime Minister Bans A/C Due to Power Shortage
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Due to an energy shortage, Pakistan Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso is banning the use of air conditioners by government offices, The Times of India reports.


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Emerson Climate Technologies: Commercial A/C Compressors

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For the commercial air conditioning sector, two new sizes — 9 and 10 hp — of Copeland Scroll™ compressors are available. 


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