Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

New load calculations are coming your way

July 6, 2000
ASHRAE Forum Speakers Hint New Methods Will Be Simpler, “Radically Different.”
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IAQ, you, and the new Millennium

July 1, 2000
It’s only six more months until the millennium really starts.
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How to create noise and vibration problems

July 1, 2000
Cutting Corners Can Lead to Bigger Costs.
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How to Reduce Gas Pump Pain

June 26, 2000
Across most of the U.S., gasoline costs are continuing to rise, and it doesn’t look like they’re going to come down anytime soon.
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Chickens, Eggs, & Technician Training

June 12, 2000
Like the age-old question of the chicken and the egg, the forces contributing to the shortage of available techs defy easy resolution.
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Alcohol + tobacco = contractor opportunity

June 1, 2000
The association has established an initiative called “atmospherePLUS,” to help licensed beverage facility owners learn more about filtration and ventilation options.
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Old methods vs. new for finding cracked heat exchangers

May 12, 2000
Checking for cracked heat exchangers is one of the most important inspections a technician can make when servicing a heating system.
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Return to the Case of the Heat Pump Freeze-up

May 12, 2000
In the April 24 issue, we posed the problem of the homeowner who was having “nothing but problems” with a heat pump they had installed in July 1997.
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Techs: How's your career going?

May 10, 2000
It’s been said that a good hvacr service technician is a “special breed of cat."
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Thermostat gives utilities control of residential A/C

May 8, 2000
Contractors in the Midwest have picked up their pace as temperatures started soaring a bit prematurely.
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