Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Manufacturers Update Packaged Products

The 2003 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) had all sorts of cooling equipment on display for commercial applications. Several manufacturers offered new packaged products designed to provide dehumidified air to commercial spaces.
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Taking A Hard Look At Duct Innovations

An incredible number of duct products were on display at the 2003 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo). The AHR Expo also handed out its Innovative Awards to several manufacturers of duct products.
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New Furnaces Are A Hot Topic At Expo

The 2003 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) was the place to be if you wanted to see the new furnaces that manufacturers are offering.
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New Products Designed To Put A Chill In The Air

The weather outside was cold and snowy, but inside McCormick Place at the 2003 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), contractors were interested in what manufacturers were offering in the way of new residential/light commercial air conditioners.
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Manufacturers Stress High Efficiency

Coil manufacturers at the 2003 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) were eager to show their wares. New product lines and enhancements to existing lines were the highlights of most coil exhibitors’ booths.
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The Duct Business Shows Its Softer Side

Among the array of duct products displayed at the 2003 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) were a number of new and innovative products, including fiber duct liner.
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AHR Expo And ASHRAE: Back To Chicago

This year the Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) will be back on its old stomping grounds: McCormick Place. From Jan. 27 – 29, the vast convention center will once again be a temporary home for contractors and others in the industry who are looking for new products and new ways to do business.
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Chicago Contractors Cautiously Optimistic

The last year has not been easy for many Americans, but the second half of 2002 did bring some hope for Chicago contractors as business started to pick up again. Two Chicago-area contractors spared a few moments to talk about how they're doing.
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Building Automation Can Boost Your Business

Contractors are always looking for different ways to grow their businesses. How about offering a completely new product or service — one that is intertwined with the products and services a contractor already offers, but that many customers would find extremely beneficial if implemented correctly? That new product and service can be found in building automation systems (BAS).
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Controls Contracting Is For Team Players

There has been a lot going on in the world of building automation systems (BAS) in the last decade. Prior to that time, proprietary BAS were the norm. In these types of systems, the manufacturer controlled every internal aspect of the system, the components could only be purchased from the original manufacturer, and the system could not easily be linked to any other manufacturer’s system. Today, most manufacturers are emphasizing the need for “open” systems that use communication protocols such as BACnet®, LonWorks®, and ModBus.
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