Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Solar + High-End Equipment = Opportunity

Offering solar energy systems to customers is a natural progression for HVAC contractors, said Greg Gill, president and CEO, Action Air Conditioning, Heating, and Solar, San Marcos, Calif. “Unlike a solar-only contractor who sells equipment based on existing demand, we’re able to take the whole-house approach.”
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Honing In on Hybrid Systems

Roger Findley has offered hybrid heating and cooling systems - a fossil fuel furnace combined with an electric heat pump - for years, even though natural gas prices in his area have remained relatively inexpensive. As oil and propane prices have crept up over time, though, he’s found that more customers are interested in hybrid systems.
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Zenergy House: Green Renovation Portrait

Designing green features into a new structure is a far easier process than renovating an existing home with green elements. But this was the challenge that was undertaken by Residential Energy Assessment Services Inc. (REAS), Los Angeles, which recently unveiled its green residential remodel project located in Studio City, Calif.
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CEOs See Better Days Ahead

The CEO Forum at the recent ACCA Convention drew a large crowd of contractors, most of whom were eager to hear what OEMs thought about the state of the industry. NEWS editor-in-chief Mike Murphy asked the senior executives of Carrier, Emerson, Goodman, Lennox, Mitsubishi, and WaterFurnace tough questions submitted by contractors around the country.
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Market Warms to Chilled Beams

For many years, chilled beam systems have provided space conditioning to buildings throughout Europe and Australia, but the technology has been slow to catch on in the United States. Given the move to everything green that may soon change as chilled beams have many compelling benefits, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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NEWSMakers: Greenheck Mixed Flow Fan, Model EQB

Shane Dock, Application Engineer at Greenheck, will introduce you to Greenheck’s new EQB mixed flow fan. We’ll discuss what the features of the EQB’s innovative design, what kinds of applications can utilize the EQB, and why the EQB is an attractive inline choice for your customers’ projects.  Dock is currently focused on applications regarding inline fans, gravity ventilators, and electrical products. Posted March 4th.

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