Articles by Cherie Preville

It's January: Time for Cars and HVACR

January 20, 2012
Working at The NEWS and living in Michigan, there are two things that you can count on like clockwork come January: the AHR Expo and the North American International Auto Show.
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Salute a Veteran

November 14, 2011
Is there more to celebrating and honoring our veterans than the retail sales that pop up this time of year?
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Work Vehicles Help Contractors Move Business Forward

November 7, 2011
As an industry, whether an HVACR contracting firm is doing service and maintenance or installations, employees need to go to the jobsite to perform their work. Because installers and service technicians have to be on the road for their job, some going to several jobsites in a day, they need vehicles to drive.


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Tools and Instruments Help Techs Perform

November 7, 2011
Whether it’s getting the system ready to use for the very first time or figuring out what’s wrong before fixing it, these detectors, monitors, sensors, and tools make it possible to get the job done.


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Slashing Costs, Boosting Productivity Through GPS

November 7, 2011
From giving turn-by-turn directions for a technician to drive from one jobsite to the next, to figuring out who is closest to a particular jobsite with the right equipment to make a service call, a GPS can provide contracting companies with more information that they can utilize to run their operation more efficiently.


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If The Lions Can Do It, You Can Too

October 13, 2011

Can you believe it? Not only are the Detroit Tigers in the playoffs, which has happened a few times before, but the Detroit Lions, the LIONS of all teams, are playing unbelievably well.


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Tools Are Still a Part of Daily Life

July 11, 2011
Today, we have an incalculable number of tools to do at least as many different tasks. Examples include tools for preparing our food, to making wooden furniture, to installing and fixing HVACR systems. It is this last type of tool that we honor with the 2011 Dealer Design Awards in the Tools category.
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Gauging the Situation Is Products' Job

July 11, 2011
Products that test and monitor make working with and on units so much easier for contractors and technicians, including when it comes to troubleshooting. The winners of the Testing & Monitoring Products category of the 2011 Dealer Design Awards share these traits.
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IAQ Helps Contractors Be Financially Fit

July 11, 2011
IAQ can play an important part in people’s comfort and health. Making IAQ products easier to install and service helps contractors with their financial health. Winners of the 2011 Dealer Design Award in the Indoor Air Quality category get kudos for what they can do to help a contractor’s bottom line through ease of service and installation.
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Quenching the Thirst for Ease of Service

July 11, 2011
Besides performing their duties capably, another way refrigeration and ice machines can show how good they are is to be easy to install and service. As winners of the 2011 Dealer Design Award in the Refrigeration and Ice Machines category, the products described here have all displayed this characteristic.
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