Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

When It’s Time To Replace The Motor

March 14, 2002
Most of the time it’s not a question of whether or not to replace a motor. By the time a contractor is called to the scene, the motor has already failed or is in its death throes. Replacement is usually a viable solution, because repairing a motor can be fairly expensive.
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Coatings Can Help Condensers Live Longer

February 13, 2002
The main reason why most condenser coils are coated is that they’re located in a harsh environment. These environments can be natural (saltwater) or manufactured (chemicals), but in either case, a coating will lead to increased unit longevity, maintained performance, and efficiency.
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Aluminum Vs. Copper: The Great Condensing Coil Debate

February 13, 2002
Bob Forty knows all about condensing coils. As president of Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Co., and a 30-year self-proclaimed student of the hvac industry, Forty has seen a lot of trends come and go. One of the trends he’s not happy about at all is condensing coils that are made from aluminum (aluminum tube/aluminum fin).
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Many Evaporators, One Condenser, No Ducts

February 13, 2002
Ductless systems have been popular in Europe and much of Asia for many years, and they’re gaining popularity in the U.S. However, there are still some who believe ductless systems can be used for cooling-only applications. Or, they should only be used in retrofit situations where it’s not possible to install ductwork. But the world of ductless is being shaken up.
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Mini-Splits Are Moving Into The Mainstream

January 9, 2002
In the last two or three years, mini-splits have enjoyed wider popularity, due in part to the fact that a whole generation has now lived with them and found them to work well.
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List Of Exhibitors At The 2002 AHR Expo

December 27, 2001
List Of AHR Expo Exhibitors
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Online Exclusive: The Show Must Go On

December 26, 2001
We're not all going to go into a cave like Bin Laden.
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New Products Take Center Stage At Expo

December 23, 2001
Get an eyeful of the latest and greatest products and technologies at the show.
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ASHRAE Offers Technical Tours At Expo

December 22, 2001
Once again, ASHRAE will be offering technical tours through places of interest in Atlantic City.
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Atlantic City Contractors Feel Effects Of Sept. 11

December 22, 2001
Local contractors note that business is a little slower than usual, as many casinos are putting their projects on hold for at least six months, hoping that people will begin to travel again.
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