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Articles by Cherie Preville

Helping Products and Techs Work Efficiently

The winning products in The NEWS’ Components & Accessories category of the sixth annual Dealer Design Awards aid the HVAC equipment and system in performing the work better and in some cases more energy efficiently, too.
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Products Help Efficiency

Each of the winners of The NEWS’ Contractor Services & Software category of the sixth annual Dealer Design Awards offers contractors features to present the contractor an opportunity to offer new services to his customers and/or run his business more efficiently.
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Silent Products Are Golden

People become aware of ventilation products if they’re too noisy. But being noisy is not a problem for the gold winner in The NEWS’ sixth annual Dealer Design Awards in the Ventilation Products category.
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Efficient Equipment Benefits Consumers

Many products may be a high-efficiency unit, but only a few have been chosen as The NEWS’ award winners in the HVAC High Efficiency Residential Equipment category of the sixth annual Dealer Design Awards.
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Commercial Products Ease HVAC Onus

Besides offering features and benefits to meet an edifice’s HVAC needs, the honorees of The NEWS’ HVAC Commercial Equipment category in the sixth annual Dealer Design Awards ease contractors and technicians’ burden by being easier to install and service.
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Preparing Rooftop Units for Summer Use

Are the rooftop units you install, service, and/or maintain ready for the summer? There isn’t a lot of work involved in the actual switching over of a rooftop unit from winter to summer use, but the units still call for attention.
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Economic Tip No. 4: Location Really Does Matter

This is the fourth article in a five-article economic series offering tools and suggestions to help contractors cope during these tough and changing economic times.
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Making Furnaces Fit in a 13 SEER World

How do you fit in not only an upflow furnace, but also the larger 13 SEER or higher A coils and other equipment in an installation? That was the dilemma that Karl Skog, owner, Crosslake Sheetmetal, Crosslake, Minn., and others at the company wrestled with and ultimately resolved with the creation of a counter flow box.
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Power of New Drives, Motors Are Seen

Motoring down the aisles of the trade show floor at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), show attendees couldn’t help but pass by some booths exhibiting new drives, bypasses, and motors.
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Hydronic Products Make a Big Splash

The new products in the hydronics area added up to more than you can shake a stick at, at the 2008 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).
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