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HVAC Contractors Express Gratitude to the Industry They Support

While it may seem like a simple question at first glance, the answers we received were multifaceted. 


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St. Pierre Helps Officer Subdue Assailant

Hero Technician Receives Chief’s Citation from Raleigh Police Department

Shane St. Pierre, a heating and air mechanic, was on the job at a Raleigh, N.C., apartment complex when he put himself in harm's way to help a police officer.


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Thybar Corp.: Custom-Made Rooftop Unit Base

Bases for secure rooftop equipment mounting are quickly manufactured to precise specifications. 


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NEWS Panel Highlights Smartest Products

Contractor Board Shares Insight into the Most Intelligent Products They Install

We asked the contractors on our editorial advisory board to share which products they believe truly deserve to be called smart — and why.


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Smart HVAC Products Getting Even Smarter

Consumer Expectations Set Trends for More Data, Connected Solutions

As technology is becoming increasingly accessible and interconnected, consumer demand is fueling the rise of intelligent products in the HVAC marketplace.


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Troubleshooting, Preventing Motor Failure

Insight and Experiences with Small HVAC Motors

To minimize motor imperfections, contractors must stress the importance of a comprehensive inspection, properly identify and diagnose the root cause of the deficiency, and be able to explain the failure to customers in terms they’ll understand. 


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VRF Market Share Increasing in US

Manufacturers Discuss Market Shifts and Trends

Having already reached 4 percent saturation, industry experts are expecting the VRF slice of the market pie to grow at a marked pace in the next few years. 


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Contractors Invest in VRF Solutions

Variable-Refrigerant Flow Adopters Share Firsthand Experiences

Although not there quite yet, VRF popularity is gaining amongst HVAC contracting companies across the nation.


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ACCA-NE Honors HVAC Contractors

New England Contractors Receive Awards at Golf Tournament

John Robichaud, president of Robies Refrigeration, Hyannis, Mass., receives honor for providing outstanding service and promoting energy efficiency. 


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ACCA Examines Performance Contracting

Meetings Focus on Comprehensive Contracting Energy Solutions

Home- and building-performance contracting is gaining momentum, as illustrated by the recent ACCA Building Performance Forum sponsored by The NEWS. The second annual event saw a 19 percent increase in contractor attendance.


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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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