Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

What Happened to Sick Building Syndrome?

SBS Has Faded from Headlines, But Is It Still a Problem?
May 12, 2014

SBS is far from being eradicated and is still a concern that many HVAC professionals grapple with every day.


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Contractors Capitalizing on Growing Modular Market

Prefabricated Products Improve Quality, Reduce Need for Skilled Labor
May 5, 2014

Modular solutions help contractors and manufacturers address the lack of skilled labor in the HVAC industry,


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Expo Attendees Dig into Efficiency

Saving Energy is the Overriding Theme at 2014 ASHRAE Conference, AHR Expo
March 17, 2014

The 2014 AHR Expo served as the HVACR industry’s “Sustainability Central” when it took place recently in New York City. 


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The Case of the Missing Service Calls

Contractors Aim to Solve the Prevailing Mechanical Maintenance Mystery
March 10, 2014

One contractor noticed an alarming decline in service calls over the last four years, and he wondered if others were finding the same trend in their area. And the responses came pouring in.


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HVAC Manufacturers Expect Modest Gains in 2014

Most Expect Economy to Still Be a Concern This Year
February 24, 2014

The latest report from Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) indicates that 2013 will likely end on a positive note.


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HVAC Contractors Hopeful Heading Into 2014

Although Economy is Improving, Hurdles Remain for Many During Recovery
February 24, 2014

While contractors' outlooks can vary depending on a lot of factors, they generally have a positive outlook on 2014.


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Distributors Delight in HVAC Equipment Replacement Growth

Sluggish Recovery Still a Concern
February 24, 2014

HARDI's latest report showed modest sales growth of 3.6 percent for November 2013, which is less than the 6 percent growth reported for November 2012. 


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Contractors Find Data Solutions in the Cloud

Diskless Technology Gains Favor Amongst Contractors
February 3, 2014

Cloud computing involves being able to access services and store data over the Internet rather than relying on a local computing device (e.g., laptop, desktop, tablet) to run the software or store the data. 


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Does Your Company Need a Social Media Policy?

Contractors Discuss How and Why Oversight Is Needed
February 3, 2014

Many contractors are crafting policies that spell out how and when social media can be utilized, both personally and on behalf of the company.


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The Complex World of Website Design

Many Factors Involved in Optimizing a Website
February 3, 2014

Customers want websites that are organized, informational, and easy to navigate, while contractors want websites that attract visitors and ultimately convert them into customers.


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Mini Split Installation

Twin Cities contractor Aabott Ferraro helped retrofit an older St. Paul home.

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NEWSMakers: Jeff Nusz

Jeff Nusz, president, Reitmeier HVAC Services, Tualatin, Oregon, joins the program to discuss how he modernized his website and gained new clients and more money because of it. We’ll go through the process of the change and much more.  Posted on Aug. 1.

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