Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Home Health + Comfort: IAQ Equipment From OEMs Is A-OK

March 22, 2010
IAQ problems have been an important issue ever since EPA reported, “The air in our homes can be even more polluted than outdoor air.” Contractors certainly took that statistic to heart and began looking for ways to provide IAQ solutions for homeowners who were suffering from humidity problems, allergies, and dust.
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Promoting Ethics, Honesty, and Friendship

January 25, 2010
There’s a reason why Fort Collins was named one of the best places to live in the country - its location at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains make it visually stunning and also allows for some terrific recreational activities. It’s also where Poudre Valley Air, the West Region’s winner of The NEWS’ Best Contractor To Work For contest, conducts business.
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Nine Companies Receive AHR Expo Innovation Award

January 11, 2010
Nine companies have been named as the winners of the eighth annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards. All nine companies will be recognized at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. in the New Product Technology Theater A at the show. In addition, one will be selected as the overall winner of the 2010 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award.
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Eighth Greenbuild Conference Draws More Than 20,000

December 14, 2009
A splashy opening celebration at Chase Field kicked off the 8th annual Greenbuild conference and expo hosted in Phoenix by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The ceremony featured a keynote address by former Vice President and noted environmental advocate Al Gore.
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Alliance Works for Open Protocol in Residential HVAC

December 14, 2009
Manufacturers who have incorporated communicating technology into their new residential heating and cooling products have seen a huge demand for these smart systems. Contractors benefit because the systems speed installation and troubleshooting. The increasing demand is the main reason why the ClimateTalk™ Alliance was formed earlier this year.
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Smart Controls Improve Comfort While Saving Homeowners Money

December 14, 2009
Central heating and cooling systems have been around for a long time, yet over the decades not much has changed in the way homeowners interact with their HVAC equipment. That is slowly changing as equipment manufacturers continue to introduce smarter, more sophisticated controls.
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Homeowners Can Log On to Thermostats

December 14, 2009
Commercial building owners and property managers have been able to remotely access their facilities over the Internet for many years. Now that same kind of remote control technology is coming to the residential market, as manufacturers are beginning to offer thermostats that can be accessed via the Internet.
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Prime Time to Educate Consumers About the Benefits of R-410A

November 23, 2009
Customer awareness of the industry transition to R-410A still seems to be on the low side, so contractors need to be prepared to spend time educating consumers about the new refrigerant. One estimate is that only 30 to 40 percent of the public knows about the phaseout of R-22.
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Manufacturers Provide Support for R-410A Education Effort

November 23, 2009
Every day, dealers must discuss the phaseout of R-22 with customers. This can be a confusing topic for customers to comprehend, which is why manufacturers have provided dealers with all kinds of educational materials to help explain the phaseout of R-22 and the benefits of moving to R-410A.
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Technicians Receive Top(p) Training

November 23, 2009
Topp provides portable air conditioning and heating solutions from offices around the country. So it was a challenge in training the company’s many technicians in the use of R-410A. In 2008, the decision was made to bring all company technicians to the Philadelphia-area office for one- or two-day training sessions.
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