Joseph H. Mayton III

A regular contributor to The NEWS, Joseph H. Mayton III is a freelance author who is experienced with high-performance building and sustainability initiatives. Contact him at


Great Expectations

John Sedine, president of Engineered Heating & Cooling, has been named the incoming 2010 chairman of the board of directors for the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). Sedine, a successful Michigan-based contractor, has long been a prominent figure within the HVAC industry.
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2010 Conference Views 'The Big Picture'

It’s all going down in Tampa, March 7-9. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Annual Conference & Indoor Air Expo will provide opportunities to reconnect with industry peers, freshen up on new challenges, news, and issues going on in the HVACR sector, as well as continue on educational and personal/professional development paths.
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ACCA Looks to Busy 2010

With the ACCA 2010 Conference & Indoor Air Expo just around the corner, Paul Stalknecht, president and CEO of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), spoke with The NEWS regarding some of the issues and concerns that the HVACR industry faces at the dawn of 2010, and expounds on how ACCA is addressing these concerns.
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A Look at Dual-Fuel Developments

The NEWS approached several manufacturers of dual-fuel HVAC equipment with some questions about this burgeoning technology, such as functionality, challenges, and obstacles in implementing it, and what it means, overall, to the future of the HVAC industry at large.
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Much Ado About Ductwork and IAQ

Numerous studies link newly diagnosed ailments such as pulmonary disease, as well as old enemies like asthma and allergies, to the effects of poor ventilation and exposure to unhealthy indoor air quality (IAQ). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists IAQ as one of the top-five modern day environmental health concerns.
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Duct Innovations Progress Rapidly

In regard to the various types of duct systems and the evolving technologies impacting these materials, providing acoustical and thermal control, as well as anti-microbial protection in duct systems are essential considerations for establishing healthy, sustainable building interiors.
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Meeting Aftermarket Needs in a Struggling Economy

There are key objectives of an aftermarket parts and service business that are necessary in order to become and remain successful, especially in trying economic conditions. According to the Source 1 division of York/Johnson Controls, these include unwavering availability; outstanding product breadth; and, last but not least, competitive pricing.
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Putting Customer Satisfaction at Forefront

In service industries such as HVACR, customer satisfaction is one of the cornerstones of any reputable outfit. By placing an emphasis on customer service - both on the parts/supplies business as well as contractor repair/installation efforts - mutually rewarding professional relationships can be forged and profit margins widened.
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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


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