HVAC Commercial Market

Hospitals Contemplate Airborne Infection

HVAC Upgrades Part of Overall Strategy to Eliminate IAQ Issues

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health care-associated infections (HAIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. 


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Project Files: Poultry Laboratory Retrofit

Bardi Mechanical installs an intricate HVAC system to fulfill laboratory and biosafety requirements including HEPA filters and Greenheck laboratory exhaust fans for the Georgia Poultry Laboratory.


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Designing Efficient Boiler Systems

Heat Load, Operating Temp, Piping Are Top Concerns

According to the experts, the most common mistake made by designers and installers is failing to calculate the correct heat load. 


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Repair or Replace: That’s the Question

The Answer Lies in the Situation, Scenario, Age, Condition, and Cost

Precise life expectancy is difficult to pinpoint due to numerous factors such as climate, usage, maintenance, rating, and more.


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Taboo Tattoos: In HVAC, Appearance Still Matters

Contractors Weigh In on the Importance of First Impressions

Despite society’s growing acceptance of tattoos and piercings, several HVAC contractors still consider them to be deal breakers when interviewing potential employees.


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Contractors Share Passion for Hydronic Systems

Experts in Hot Water and Steam Radiate Love for the Trade

It takes a special set of skills and passion for a contractor to become an expert in hydronic systems, and once these guys get started talking about their work, it’s hard to get them to stop.


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How Hydronic Heating Systems Began

A Posthumous Chat with Ara Marcus Daniels, a Forefather of Hydronic Heating

I was having a conversation the other day with Ara Marcus Daniels, author of many plumbing books, who is quite dead. I do such things because I have time on my hands and not much of a life.


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WaterFurnace Intl. Inc.: Commercial Reversible Chiller

The Envision2 NXW Chiller provides water heating and cooling for a wide range of applications. 


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Carrier Corp.: Air-cooled Liquid Chiller

The addition of variable-speed condenser fans and variable-speed screw compressors allows the AquaForce 30XA chiller with Greenspeed Intelligence to match load conditions, delivering exceptional part-load performance. 


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Marketing Magic: Manage Expectations and You’ll Better Manage Your Future

Disappointment is the Difference Between Expectation and Reality

Kindness is key in personal and business relationships among bosses, employees, and customers. But, is there a limit or a trick to kindness that does not turn into being taken advantage of? 


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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