Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Rooftop Retrofits Put HVAC Contractors in Control

Advanced Controls Help Improve Comfort, Save Money and Energy
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Replacing older RTUs can be expensive, so the answer may be for contractors to retrofit these units with advanced controls that can help save energy costs as well as improve comfort.


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Do Energy-saving Products Actually Save Customers Energy?

HVAC Contractors Need to Educate Consumers
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All homeowners want to save money on their energy bills, which is why they are often intrigued by gadgets, additives, and one-off products that claim to offer significant methods to cutting energy usage. But HVAC professionals warn that, in many cases, these products do nothing more than separate homeowners from their hard-earned money. 


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ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Gets a Makeover

Significant Changes Will Affect Residential HVACR Contractors
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While contractors may not yet feel the effects of these changes, they will in the future, which is why they should familiarize themselves with the new version of Standard 62.2.


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Touting the Benefits of Residential Geothermal HVAC Systems

Industry Groups Educate Homeowners About GHPs
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Optimism remains high that the federal government will extend existing tax credits beyond 2016, and local utilities and state governments will start (or continue) offering incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in GHPs.


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Perfecting Residential Geothermal HVAC Design, Installation

Better Training Leads to Fewer Problems when Installing Geothermal
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Fortunately, more information is now available to help contractors avoid making costly mistakes when designing or installing GHP systems.


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A Look at Today’s Geothermal Heat Pumps

New Residential Geothermal Products Feature Higher Efficiencies, Renewable Qualities
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Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and, often, water heating. 


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The Flat Rate Debate

Contractors Discuss Which Pricing Strategies Work for Them
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There are pros and cons to both pricing strategies, which is why many contractors have determined a combination of the two makes the most sense.


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Mega Homes Require Thought, Planning

Large House Projects Present Challenges and Opportunities, Offer Grand Return on Investment
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Working on these mega homes is a great opportunity for HVAC contractors, but there can also be many challenges in this line of work. 


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Many HVAC Options for High-End Projects

Customers Choose Top-of-the-Line Equipment to Meet Needs
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Whether building a new house or retrofitting an existing one, homeowners have numerous options to choose from when it comes to HVAC equipment. 


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Going Deep On Energy Retrofits

Extensive Work Results in Significant Energy Savings
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Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home. 


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