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Hydronics Propels Technology Forward

Integration with HVAC, Energy Efficiency, Economy are Key Drivers
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Once upon a time, air and water didn’t mix. But now, according to manufacturers in the hydronic and radiant heat market, there is an increasing move toward integrating hydronic and HVAC systems. 


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RPA Seeks to Expand Radiant Market

New Executive Director Pushes for Awareness, Broader Perspective
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There’s a strong push to grow the hydronic and radiant market, and one of the forces behind that push is Mark Eatherton, the Radiant Professionals Alliance's new executive director.


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GeoStar: Commercial Water-Source Heat Pumps

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Two commercial water-source heat pumps have been added to the company’s product line — the Aston Compact and the Arbor Base — and upgrades have been made to the Arbor Series. 


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Millennials Motivate Employers

HVAC Contractors Look for Ways to Accommodate New Generation of Workers
By Joanna R. Turpin
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The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, numbers more than 80 million, and they are entering the workplace in greater numbers each year. For HVAC contractors, this trend is a mixed blessing. Younger workers are needed, but this generation comes with a unique set of challenges. 


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Fujitsu General America Inc.: Compact Cassettes, Slim Duct Systems

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The 9,000-, 12,000-, and 18,000-Btu single-zone line of compact cassettes and slim duct systems now fit a wider range of installations; they can be coupled with a single-zone heat pump or air conditioning unit as well as with a multi-zone outdoor condensing system. 


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Thybar Corp.: Rooftop Unit Curbs

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Quickly manufactured to precise specifications, Filter Curbs offer additional filter capacity for rooftop units. The curbs feature all-welded construction, factory-insulated walls, integral filter rack, and access door for servicing filters.


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Allied Air Enterprises LLC: Packaged Rooftop Units

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The Allied Commercial™ 13- to 25-ton models have been added to the high-efficiency K-Series product line of packaged rooftop units. They are available in gas/electric, electric/electric, and heat pump models.


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Commercial Products Feature Comfort, Efficiency

New Heating Equipment Sure to Please Building Owners, Occupants
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In addition to the 2013 Commercial Heating Showcase product grid, The NEWS spotlights the HVAC industry’s latest commercial heating products in this photo feature.


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New Boilers Heat Up Market

Manufacturers Include Technologies that Increase Efficiency and Ease of Use
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Technologies used in commercial hot water boilers are evolving rapidly, resulting in new equipment that is more efficient and easier to operate than ever before. Modulating burners, variable-speed drives, and advanced controls can now be found on many newer boilers.


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Do You Know When to Grow?

Best Practices for Hiring New Staff
By Kimberly Schwartz
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One of the challenges faced by every contractor who has started a business is figuring out when it’s time to grow. According to industry experts and successful HVAC contractors, there are a few important indicators that company owners should consider when thinking about how to grow their workforce.


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