Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

HVAC Outlook Got a Little Brighter

Of all the things the industry can do to goose the new construction market, maybe the most significant to date has been the emphasis on home efficiency. Between the National Model Energy Code, residential energy standard, green building standard, and DOE’s Home Energy Score pilot program, it seems that multiple forces are working toward a common goal.
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HVACR Quality Balances on Three Legs

Three key quality-boosting activities have been gaining ground in the HVACR industry that not only improve overall quality and comfort, but can help control energy costs and achieve something contractors have been striving for, literally, for decades: improved consumer perceptions of their reliability.
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Energy Efficiency Could Be Silver Bullet for New Construction

As the new construction market climbs out of the grips of the recession, it is still fighting a glut of existing homes that are priced to move. The element that is being used to level the playing field is home efficiency, and pending legislation that would help make it more affordable. It’s a ray of light for HVAC subcontractors who want to offer a true value proposition in the new home market.
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Dancing the Anniversary Waltz

Over the years, The NEWS has consistently reported on the changes within our constantly evolving industry - from the 1920s when “electric refrigeration” replaced iceboxes, to the 1940s with its post-war housing and baby boom, into the 1960s and the rapid increase in residential air conditioning installations, and so on.
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Health Care Market to Spend on Efficiency

HVAC contractors will be interested to know that a new survey shows health care organizations are more likely to invest in energy efficiency compared to other industries in North America. According to the study, 58 percent of health care building decision makers said that energy management was very or extremely important.
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Howard Weiss, executive vice president, HVAC Excellence stopped by The NEWS’ booth at the AHR Expo to discuss HVAC Excellence’s upcoming conference, networking opportunities at large expo’s, and much more. Posted on Feb. 27.
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