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Efficiency, Comfort are Featured in New Heating Equipment

HVAC manufacturers share their latest heating products — including photos, specifications, warranty info, and more — in this detailed showcase.


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Economic Surge Propels HVAC Contracting Profits

Contractors Enjoying Growth, Yet Remain Cautious After Great Recession

Danielle Marceau, senior economist for HARDI, said HVAC contractors are doing well, although many are still cautious.


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Infrared System Sales Heating Up

IR Technology Saves Energy, Keeps Occupants Warm

Even though IR heating technology has been around a long time, the demand is increasing in certain markets, which is creating opportunities for contractors who install and service IR systems.


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Training Track: Oct. 13, 2014

Design of Commercial Ground-source Heat Pumps

The course examines the economic analysis of ground-source equipment versus more traditional systems and what is necessary to design an effective and efficient ground-source system. 


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Where Are All the Apprentices?

HVAC Industry Striving to Attract Young, Skilled Workers

As demand for HVAC professionals grows, many remain hopeful existing apprenticeship programs will be able to attract new recruits, and that new training models may entice the next generation to enter the HVAC industry.


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Project Files: Cooling the Dog Days of Summer

To cool the outdoor play area for dogs housed in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Animal Save Haven (MASH).


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A Green Light for HVAC Efficiency

HVAC Installations Find New Ways to Incorporate Green Elements

HVAC contractors have embarked upon a number of environmentally conscious efforts, showcasing innovative displays of green awareness that improve energy efficiency and are cost-effective.


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ASHRAE Targets Legionnaires’ Disease

Standard Expected to Identify Risk Factors for Growth and Exposure

To help battle Legionellosis, which includes both Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever, ASHRAE is currently developing Standard 188P: “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.” The fourth public review draft of the standard is expected to be approved and made available for public comment soon.


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What Does Green Do For You?

HVAC Contractors Debate Whether ‘Green’ is Still an Effective Selling Point

Green is really more of a grey area, especially for HVAC contractors. While some enthusiastically believe green still means go, others feel the terminology that once created a spark has all but fizzled out.


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Coolerado Corp.: Energy Recovery Ventilator

The Coolerado Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) supplies ASHRAE Standard 62.1 ventilation rates while reducing energy consumption. 


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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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