Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Building a Dream HVAC System

When Money is No Object, High-End HVAC Equipment Fits the Bill

Customers looking to invest in more expensive heating and cooling systems have numerous options from which to choose, and most will result in better comfort and efficiency. But for that rare homeowner for whom money is no object, contractors may want to suggest manufacturer-recommended “dream” systems, all of which offer exceptional comfort, whisper-quiet operation, and super high efficiency.


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Showcase Home Features High-End HVAC

Efficiency Achieved Using an Air-to-Water Heat Pump, Radiant Heat, and Ductless Cooling

While all the homes in Meadow Ranch are extremely energy efficient, one stands out, as it not only achieved LEED Platinum certification, but it served as a test home for a new air-to-water heat pump. 


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ACI Conference Makes its Mark

Conference Draws Home-Performance and Weatherization Professionals

Throngs of attendees took part in numerous educational and networking events that were designed to promote awareness of issues related to creating healthy, comfortable, sustainable homes.


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Employment Background Checks Drawing Government Scrutiny

Contractors May Face Legal Hurdles When Using Background Checks During Hiring Process

This latest guidance from EEOC concerning background checks stems from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. But there is absolutely no reference made to criminal history, so how can EEOC threaten action based on Title VII?


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Heat Pumps Appearing in Cold Climates

Heat Pumps Use Less Energy, Provide Constant Heat in Home

Most heat pumps in colder climates still require some sort of backup heat — often an oil- or gas-fired furnace — but they are an excellent option that can provide customers with a more energy-efficient year-round solution.


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Commercial Market Embraces Energy Efficiency

New HVAC Products are More Energy Efficient than Ever Before

With building owners and managers looking to wring savings from every square foot of space, manufacturers have introduced a wide array of advanced energy-efficient technologies that are designed to lower utility bills without compromising comfort.


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Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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