Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

The Dangers of 'Dumbing Down' Standard 90.1

July 24, 2001
The original simplicity may conflict with newer technologies.
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Forum Sings the Praises of Older Equipment

July 11, 2001
Sometimes it's not always practical to replace old equipment.
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Temporary Cooling to the Rescue

July 10, 2001
Temporary cooling provides immediate relief for customers, techs, and contractors.
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Growing Contractor Stays Ahead of the Pack

July 10, 2001
The contractor’s latest innovation was the installation of new wireless mobile and dispatch software to automate its expanding field operations and eliminate paperwork in the field.
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ACCA Working On Energy Conservation

June 27, 2001
Interesting Data for Our Energy Efficiency Efforts.
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Unauthorized 400 Blend Imports

June 27, 2001
Although generically labeled 400 blend refrigerants haven't been on the market very long, U.S. patent laws are being violated and the repercussions can be steep.
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Pepco Energy Services Acquires Commercial Hvac Contractor

June 25, 2001
Pepco Energy Services, Inc., announced that it has acquired Unitemp, Inc., an hvac service company headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ.
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Hey Kids, Let’s Have a Blackout Party

June 21, 2001
Suburban blackout parties - the latest craze.
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CT Tax Credits Support Affordable Housing

June 21, 2001
Business and industry donations made through the Connecticut Housing Tax Credit Program help support programs that help local families become homeowners.
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EAI, Trane Group Form Partnership

June 19, 2001
Excellence Alliance, Inc. and the Trane Worldwide Applied System Group have developed a relationship that will provide EAI members with enhanced benefits on equipment purchases greater than 25 tons.
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