Articles by Cherie Preville

Controls Worth Their Weight in Gold

July 9, 2012
Commercial controls prove their worth with all the data and other information they provide on the building and the work they perform day to day. Three products have been selected to receive awards in The NEWS’ ninth annual Dealer Design awards in the Commercial Controls category.


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Maintaining Medical Refrigeration Units: Give It More Than a Shot

June 15, 2012

Refrigeration units that store vaccines, whether in transit or at the end user’s location, need to be kept in good working order so that inappropriate temperatures don’t  reduce vaccine potency and efficacy.


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Are You Really Ready for Retirement?

May 10, 2012

According to a recent study, almost half of Americans are not saving any money for their retirement. It's time to look at what you are doing to prepare for retirement.


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Is Your Own Office a Model of Comfort?

April 19, 2012

There’s an old saying about the shoemaker’s children having no shoes and going barefoot. While it’s understandable to give first priority to your customers, make the time to take care of your building’s HVAC system, too. 


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When Homeowners Become Tenants...

March 26, 2012

A new program will allow homeowners struggling to meet mortgage payments the chance to become tenants in their own homes -- but what will that mean for contractors?


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HVAC’s Developing Role in HP Buildings

March 19, 2012
As one of the latest concepts to emerge from the trend toward sustainability, high-performance (HP) buildings are generating a lot of buzz. And the role of HVAC equipment and those who install it is rapidly developing in response to this construction trend.


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Lessons Learned from High-Performance Projects

March 19, 2012
The NEWS interviewed three contractors from around the country who are involved in high-performance building projects to find out more about their experiences.


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School’s Makeover Earns A+ in Sustainability

March 5, 2012
What earned Sandy Spring Friends School an A+ in sustainability? Read more to find out. 


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Now You're Speaking My Language

February 23, 2012

Using comparisons to buying a car may help consumers better understand HVAC purchases.


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Care for Employees and Customers Is Solid Gold

January 23, 2012
“We make a big deal of training here,” said Josh Bigelow, president of Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in Clinton Township, Mich. That statement summarizes how important training is at Great Dane, The NEWS’ 2012 Best Contractor to Work For in the North Central Region.


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