Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Oversized Boilers Are a Big Problem

May 22, 2001
Bigger is not always better and here's why.
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What Will the Next 25 Years Bring? We Can Only Guess

April 26, 2001
The News celebrates “75 Years of Cooling” with a look back in history and a look into the future.
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The Advantages of Fog Humidification Systems

April 11, 2001
Low cost fog humidification, or fogging systems, work best in larger commercial-industrial buildings and are growing in popularity.
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Contractors Weigh In On New Liquid Desiccant System

April 10, 2001
New liquid desiccant technology can work just about anywhere, from fast-food restaurants to commercial office buildings.
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Adopting Thermostat Protocol Is a Good Idea

March 23, 2001
One of our own News readers has come up with a protocol for thermostat installation and homeowner instruction.
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Electronic Thermostats Give Consumers Options

March 20, 2001
In the past, there was only one kind of thermostat a customer could buy. Oh, how times have changed!
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Manufacturers Respond to T-stat Study

March 20, 2001
It's no surprise that consumers need education on how to properly set back their thermostats to reap energy savings from programmable thermostats.
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Don't Forget to Properly Dispose of Mercury T-stats

March 20, 2001
Contractors need to remember that mercury t-stats can’t just be thrown away when they are replaced.
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IAQ in Buildings Under Construction

February 12, 2001
SMACNA’s book, "IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings Under Construction," encourages contractors to take a look at the construction process ahead of time and to plan every step of the way with IAQ in mind.
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When the Dust Settles, IAQ Problems Surface

February 9, 2001
Dust can add up to a whole host of indoor air quality problems causing respiratory distress and exacerbation of asthma symptoms.
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