Articles by Virginia Nowak

Vo-Tech Closes Program, Delivers Blow to Industry

May 11, 2000
"I can't believe it. My boss called me into her office and told me that the school district had to save $90K and because of that they were closing my hvacr program and the electric shop."
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Housing woes could benefit contractors

May 11, 2000
More than half of the 1,000 homeowners surveyed ranked inconsistent temperature between rooms, levels, or at different times of day, as their top complaint.
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NATE-Certified Tech Numbers Grow

May 9, 2000
There are now more than 9,200 technicians certified by the NATE association right now.
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Monitoring the equipment means preventing problems

May 9, 2000
This ability to diagnose the system before climbing onto the roof to get a look at it could save the contractor time and money, adding efficiency to his/her business.
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'Seasonal' treatment leaves much to be desired

May 3, 2000
Think about how you treat your customers when they have an emergency no-heat or no-a/c situation.
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Tech shortage solution: women

May 1, 2000
Maybe the hvacr industry needs to have a paradigm shift — a new way of thinking — to solve the current labor shortage.
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Hands-on student project now houses families

April 28, 2000
Paul Arthur wound up buying a “Learning” house built by votech students and finding himself a new teaching job in Florida.
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MI senator tours training center

April 28, 2000
SMACNA Detroit contractors recently gathered at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 Training Center.
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Installation techs: no refrigerant handling needed

April 3, 2000
The Multiaqua chilled-water system caused quite a stir at the IAHR Expo.
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Expo is not just about introducing new products

April 3, 2000
This was the first year that NATE offered the Air Conditioning Excellence hvac exam at the expo.
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