Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

New load calculations are coming your way

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

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

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Cutting Corners Can Lead to Bigger Costs.
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How to Reduce Gas Pump Pain

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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