Indoor Air Quality

Top Product Innovations: Cold Plasma Generator

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Designed for use in both residential and commercial HVAC systems, The Phenomenal Aire Cold Plasma Generator (CPG) is an air-purification technology that produces an electric field filled with highly charged ions. 


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AHR Expo Showcases New HVACR Products

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The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Here is a comprehensive list of everything we found on the show floor. 


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2014 AHR Expo: IAQ + Ventilation

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The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the IAQ and ventilation products we found on the show floor.


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Expo Unveils Award Winners

Wide Range of New Products Saves Energy and Improves Comfort
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Encompassing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace, the winners of this year’s AHR Expo Innovation awards feature everything from a hybrid electric heat pump water heater to a high-performance metric motor. The winning entries were selected in 10 categories.


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ASHRAE, IAQA Sign MOU

Agreement Will Help Promote Better IAQ in the Built Environment
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Through a memorandum of understanding, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) are working together to promote better IAQ in the built environment, ASHRAE announced.


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Air Scrubber Plus: Air Purification System

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Applicable in homes, hospitals, schools, offices, and more, the Air Scrubber Plus® with ActivePure™ technology cleans, freshens, and purifies the air using specialized germicidal UV light waves along with a proprietary catalytic process that creates enviroscrubbing molecules of oxygen and hydrogen. 


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Bringing Work Home:

Contractors Sample Smart Products On Their Own

Hands-on Approach Allows Contractors to Practice What They Preach
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Instead of just reading the literature or talking to their distributor about the product, some contractors are literally bringing their work home with them by installing these products inside their own residences.


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Bosch Thermotechnology: IAQ Accessories

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A portfolio of IAQ accessories has been introduced for integration with the Greensource line of residential geothermal heat pumps or other compatible HVAC systems, including split-system air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, or dual-fuel/hybrid equipment. 


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ASHRAE Manual Focus: Hospital Design

Health Care Facility Designers will Benefit from ‘Good’ Practices Guide
By Joanna R. Turpin
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ASHRAE's newly published manual is based on the guidelines in Standard 170 and provides design recommendations for health care facilities with an emphasis on proven, cost-effective solutions that result in reduced infections, lower maintenance, and higher reliability.


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HVAC Contractors Profit from Offering Duct Services

Industry Leaders Share Tips for Selling Duct Services to Consumers
By Jen Anesi
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In most homes, ductwork carries conditioned air from the HVAC units throughout the house. But with as much as 40 percent of that air leaking out before it ever reaches the vent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), it seems there is still room for improvement in most customers’ homes. Enter the HVAC technician.


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John Missell, vice president and COO of Spectrum Design, joins the program to discuss how his company has utilized geothermal technologies, and we examine the future of renewable energy resources. Posted on Aug. 15.

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