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A Look at Today’s Geothermal Heat Pumps

New Residential Geothermal Products Feature Higher Efficiencies, Renewable Qualities
July 28, 2014

Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and, often, water heating. 


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Expansion Tank Pressurization

Improper Air-side Pressurization ‘Wastes’ some of the Internal Volume
July 28, 2014

Having the proper air-side pre-pressurization prevents system water from entering the expansion tank, until the water begins expanding due to heating. 


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Lochinvar LLC: Fire Tube Boiler

July 28, 2014

The FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler for light commercial applications comes in five models ranging from 399,999-850,000 Btuh. 


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HVAC Commercial Equipment: Winners Invest in Design

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Earns Gold
July 21, 2014

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC Commercial Equipment category.


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Multitasking Contractors Share Expertise with Peers

Contractors Find Success in Consulting
July 21, 2014

No matter the means, there does seem to be a market for contractors who are interested in helping other contractors. 


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HVAC Training Track: July 21, 2014

Hydronic-based Biomass Heating Systems
July 21, 2014

This new, self-paced, online course covers the unique operating characteristics of several wood-fired boilers and goes on to show several examples of complete systems for both residential and commercial/institutional applications. 


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‘It’s Too Noisy:’ Addressing Acoustics

Good Design Prevents Noise Complaints
July 14, 2014

While there are a variety of HVAC system issues that can negatively affect building acoustics, experts say that minimizing noise and vibration is easiest to achieve when starting with a good design.


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My Two Cents: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Develop a Routine and Implement it
July 14, 2014

As a contractor, you need to have systems in place to ensure the proper planning is done for every job. 


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School Wins EPA's Battle of the Buildings

More than 3,000 Buildings Compete for Greatest Energy Reduction
July 14, 2014

Teams representing more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use. 


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ACCA Publishes HVAC Checklist

Checklist Helps Customers Select a Contractor to Perform Maintenance
July 14, 2014

ACCA’s Commercial Quality Maintenance Checklist features seven questions building owners and operators should ask contractors submitting maintenance proposals. 


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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