Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Data Storage Exits the Closet

Big Data Requires More Space

While small data centers are not going away any time soon, the increase in data collection in a number of industries is spurring growth in the size — and type — of data centers.


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Is Crowdfunding a Viable Startup Option?

HVAC Companies Consider Alternative Fundraising through Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and Others

Companies are looking at this alternative method of financing in order to bring all kinds of new products to market, including products for the HVAC market.


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Illustrious AHR Expo Returns to the Midwest

HVAC’s Premier Event Scheduled for Jan. 26-28 in Chicago

Considered to be the premier event in the HVACR industry, the AHR Expo is the place where contractors, engineers, and other building professionals meet to learn about new products.


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ASHRAE to Address Industry’s Big Needs

Conference Will Focus on Big Projects, Big Results

The conference, along with the AHR Expo, are historically ASHRAE’s best-attended events, giving attendees from around the world the opportunity to discuss the latest topics in the building industry.


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Apps Help Contractors Close More Sales

Customers Appreciate Interactive Process

Apps are inherently more interactive than the old pen-and-paper method, as they encourage customers to participate in selecting the best system for their situation — ultimately selling themselves on it along the way.


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Training Technicians on Mobile Technology

Gradual Transition Makes Learning Easier for Techs

While there are many benefits to going mobile, there is no question the transition takes a great deal of research, preparation, and training. 


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Furnace Standard Fans the Flames

DOE Rule Regulates Components for the First Time

Manufacturers will initially bear the brunt of this change, as they will need to redesign their furnace lines in order to comply with the new standard, which takes effect in 2019. 


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Condensing Furnaces Require Special Care

Sophisticated Systems Require More Comprehensive, Consistent Maintenance

There is no question there are some chilly months ahead, and homeowners will expect their expensive condensing furnaces to operate without fail, even on the coldest days. 


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Market Warms to Bioheat

Biofuel Burns Cleaner, Reduces Emissions

Moving to Bioheat is a painless process, as it can be used in virtually any existing oil furnace without making significant modifications.


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BAS Do More to Help Hospitals Spend Less

Administrators Rely on Data to Better Manage Energy Consumption, Cost of Health Care Facilities

Administrators are now looking to their BAS to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption as well as increase patient safety and satisfaction. 


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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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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