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Several New Geothermal Heat Pumps Introduced

Homeowners and commercial building owners across North America are searching for better ways to get more out of their energy dollar. Many have found that the geothermal heat pump can help. There were a few new geothermal heat pumps introduced at the 2009 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).
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Test Instruments and Sensors Keep Advancing

Test instruments, meters, sensors, and monitors continue to gain sophistication. It’s the way diagnostic tools are headed, based upon what manufacturers brought and introduced at the 2009 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).
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Duct and Related Products Abound at Expo

There were more than a few duct and duct-related products introduced at the 2009 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), including insulation, liner, ductwork, wrap, silencer, protective film, smoke detectors, registers, and more.
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Skaer Tactics: Best Advice: Think, Stay, Be Positive

As we all know, the final three months of last year sent the economy into its worst downhill slide in a quarter-century. But, I’m not here to repeat all the bad news from the dark side. Instead, I’m here to look at the positives. In my estimation, it’s the best solution for contractor owners everywhere.
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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.

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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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