Virginia Nowak

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Pennsylvania Utilities and ACCA Conduct

Western Pennsylvania utilities and ACCA reached out a helping hand to low-income families with a furnace check program.
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Sears Industrial Sales, c/o BMA, Inc.: HALOGEN TROUBLE LIGHT

The new Craftsman worklight has a powerful magnet, says the company, making it easy to attach to vehicle hoods for convenient hands-free use.
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Wind Power

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, has announced that it will buy 5% of its electrical power needs from wind energy.
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Dwyer Instruments, Inc.: INFRARED THERMOMETER

The Model MIR1 mini infrared thermometer is a compact instrument that features a 6:1 distance-to-target ratio, laser sighting for accuracy, 3-digit display of selectable °F or °C, display hold, and an LCD display backlight.
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'Post Hurricane Floyd Syndrome' is in force

Many, like this NJ contractor, are flooded with work.
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'You will be overwhelmed'

Contractors in ’97 Midwest flooding offer their advice.
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May I Have the Envelope, Please?

The deadline for nominations in The News’ first-ever “HVACR Instructor of the Year” contest passed last Friday.
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Contractors silences 'critics,' equipment noise

Refrigeration, a/c design addresses noise concerns.
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Contractors silences 'critics,' equipment noise

Refrigeration, a/c design addresses noise concerns.
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Research says Yellow Pages offer more to contractors

More than 53 million potential customers consult the “Heating Contractors” heading in the Yellow Pages each year.
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2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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Regional Standards

With regional standards for a/c equipment going into effect in 2015, how do you think it will impact the industry?
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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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