Articles by James Siegel

Keep School In Session

August 6, 2003
Many school buildings sit dormant in the summer, with no HVAC system running. In these situations, it is possible for mold and bacteria to form on books, carpet, and drapes. The use of dehumidification can help prevent potential Sick Building Syndrome problems.
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Doughnuts And Dehumidification

August 5, 2003
When it comes to baking and preparing foods, environmental factors can play a big part. In order to provide customers with the highest quality product, Krispy Kreme turned to Lennox to make sure that the bakery’s humidity levels stay in check.
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How To Dry Out After The Storms Clear

August 5, 2003
When natural disasters hit, the aftermath can sometimes be the most stressful part. It is critical for contractors to make sure HVAC systems are in good working order. It is also important that flooded and water-damaged buildings are cleared and properly dehumidified.
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Tackling Misconceptions About Mold

August 5, 2003
Can a whole-house humidifier cause mold to form within a home? It’s actually very unlikely. So, how has this misconception come about? And what is the industry doing to dispel this rumor and promote the benefits of whole-house humidification?
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Make Your Company Recession-Proof

July 18, 2003
Aprilaire recently wrapped up its series of seminars titled “Building Your Service, Replacement & IAQ Business,” featuring Jackie Rainwater, a 43-year veteran of the HVAC industry.
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Spot Cooling Can Be Vital To Comfort

July 16, 2003
Besides equipment, spot cooling also keeps people up and running. And it’s not just for emergency situations. Portable A/C can be used in a number of applications in order to keep customers cool and comfortable.
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Keeping Things Cool On The Front Lines

July 16, 2003
The HVAC industry is doing its part to help protect soldiers in the U.S. Army from the dangers that can occur due to excessive heat exposure, as well as helping them feel more comfortable in desert environments.
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Improving Efficiency On The Assembly Line

July 16, 2003
Many factories have realized the benefit in implementing spot cooling. A small, portable air conditioning unit has been the answer for many companies looking to do things better and faster.
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Historic Structures Present Challenges

July 9, 2003
Historic buildings can be a niche market for many contractors, but the applications can present a variety of challenges. In some cooling applications a water-cooled chiller system can be the way to go.
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Vo-Tech Prepares For Tough Times

June 21, 2003
If the Bush Administration has its way, a little less funding will be coming into HVACR programs across the country. In fact, it won’t just be HVACR programs. All vocational and technical education programs may take a hit.
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