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Rooftop Retrofits Put HVAC Contractors in Control

Advanced Controls Help Improve Comfort, Save Money and Energy
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Replacing older RTUs can be expensive, so the answer may be for contractors to retrofit these units with advanced controls that can help save energy costs as well as improve comfort.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Companies Hopeful the Acquisition Spurs Ductless, VRF Product Expansion
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Quietside intends to increase its personnel and infrastructure investment in North America in order to serve the continuing rapid expansion of the split ductless and VRF product categories.


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Utilities Debate Value of Energy Efficiency

Providers Believe Rebates and Reward Programs Have Become Too Expensive
By Nick Kostora
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What kind of energy-efficiency goals are realistic, what types of rebates and reward programs should energy providers have in place for consumers, and how great is the demand for these conservation programs?


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HARDI Distributors Report Revenue Increase

Annualized Growth 6.6 Percent Through June 2014, According to Report
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The average sales growth for reporting HVACR distributor members increased by 10.1 percent in June 2014, according to a trends report released by HARDI.


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Overcoming Economic Uncertainty: Contractors Insist Cash is Key

Contractors Discuss Strategies to get Through Hard Times
By Matt Bishop
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As many residential and commercial contractors learned during the most recent recession, having a battle plan for surviving tough times is an absolute must.


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How to Minimize HVAC Customer Callbacks

Discipline and New Technology Help HVAC Contractors Prevent Errors
By Jack Sine
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What is a super tech? A super tech is one who eats, sleeps, and breathes HVAC. He may be a contractor, manager, or technician, but, above all, he is a perfectionist. And his greatest enemy is the callback.


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide
By Julian Milnes
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In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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Modine Mfg. Co.: Heat Pump Packaged System

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The redesigned Airedale SchoolMate® water/ground-source heat pump packaged system offers efficiency, noise reduction, and a small footprint, providing great flexibility for school installations.


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Schools Strive for Efficiency, Comfort

New HVAC Technologies Help Administrators Meet Indoor Environment Goals
By Jen Anesi
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Across the country, school administrators are realizing the importance of good IAQ and a comfortable indoor environment, which both contribute significantly to student success. 


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Tips for Updating School HVAC Equipment

Financing Options Help Schools Meet HVAC Project Goals
By Jen Anesi
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According to the manufacturers that make equipment for schools, there are often many options available to districts looking to make those much-needed upgrades.


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