Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

Doctor’s Home Gets Top-Of-The-Line Treatment

A doctor in Tampa, FL, is in the process of building a spectacular home, which has an equally amazing HVAC system. At 15,000 square feet, this home will provide more than enough room for its occupants. Given the hot and humid conditions in Florida, it’s no wonder that the owners wanted to spare no expense on comfort. The result is an HVAC system that’s sure to keep them comfortable no matter what the weather decides to do.
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Almost No Limit To The Uses For Portable Cooling

It’s the middle of summer, the temperature is soaring, and it’s time to think about keeping cool — especially where customers are concerned. So what do you do when you have to take a building’s A/C system offline in order to make repairs? Or worse yet, what do you do when a system breaks down, and you’re going to have to wait a few days for a part? One answer is portable, or temporary, cooling.
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Portable Cooling Equipment Hits The Spot

The day will undoubtedly come when it’s necessary for you to arrange for portable cooling in order to keep a customer comfortable. Whatever the occasion, contractors should be aware of where they can get their hands on portable cooling equipment. One source is Spot Coolers, which has 27 locations nationwide.
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Renovated Roundhouse Gets New Rooftops

When DST Output decided it needed more space to expand its printing and publishing services for mutual fund companies, it looked in a rather unlikely spot. Instead of choosing an existing building to move into or even vacant land on which to build, DST Output chose to renovate an abandoned railroad roundhouse.
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Maintenance Is The Key To Rooftop Longevity

Rooftop units have come a long way in recent years. They now contain more sophisticated controls, improved serviceability features, and unique ways to address indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. But even the best-made rooftop can’t keep soldiering on if routine maintenance is not performed regularly.
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There’s Something New On The Rooftop

Rooftop units toil away during the day under hot conditions; consequently, their energy efficiency, as compared with chiller systems for building cooling, is generally much lower. One manufacturer, Calmac Corp., has created the Roofberg® system, which permits conventional rooftop units to be converted to a central chiller system with ice storage.
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