Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Contractors Weigh In On New Liquid Desiccant System

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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High-Tech Approach Can Pinpoint IAQ Problems

Buidling companies turn to IAQ consulting companies for mold, inadequate ventilation, dust and mite problems.
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Don't Miss These Seminars, Forums

Here's a sample of the many technical meetings that will be held at the IAHR Expo.
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AHR Expo to Visit Atlanta Again

This year's AHR Expo from Jan. 29-31 will be the event of the year.
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