Articles by Cherie Preville

Controls Puts Contractors in Charge

July 11, 2011
The winners of the 2011 Dealer Design Awards in the Residential Control category have gone beyond making it possible for homeowners to control their indoor environment - they also put contractors more in control of scheduling their workforce because of the products’ ease in being installed and serviced.
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Getting Comfortable Is Part of the Plan

July 11, 2011
One thing that contractors can agree on is ease of installation and servicing makes their work life better and simpler. That’s something that the winners of the 2011 Dealer Design Awards in the Light Commercial category have in common.
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Residential Equipment Brings Glam to HVAC

July 11, 2011
In the case of the winners of the 2011 Dealer Design Awards in the category of Residential Equipment, the fame and recognition bestowed on these units is rightly earned, especially from contractors and technicians for the ease of installation and service the products provide.
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Training, Communication Fuels the Furnace

January 31, 2011
Fire & Ice Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical's focus on training and company communication - between management and staff as well as between company employees and customers - are among the cornerstones of The NEWS 2010 Best Contractor to Work For in the North Central region.
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VRF Presence Expands in North America

November 22, 2010
The weak economy has spurred interest in energy efficiency and green technologies. One of the “new” technologies - that is, relatively new to the American and Canadian markets - being considered by building owners and homeowners is the variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system.
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Champion AC: At the Vanguard of HVAC Contracting Today

November 22, 2010
Champion AC hasn’t been around for generations like some HVACR contracting companies, but that may be in the company’s favor because it is bringing some fresh thinking to the industry. The owners have embraced new ways while establishing a corporate culture of community service.
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Contractors Step Up Their Games in Energy Star Programs

October 11, 2010
There are Energy Star programs for the work an HVAC contractor executes. In order to thrive doing work under an Energy Star program, it takes a new attitude, training, dedication, and spending money on the part of the contractor to make sure the end result of the work is a home that is more energy efficient.
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Geothermal Sales Up Significantly in 2010

July 26, 2010
Sales of goods in the United States are still inching their way back up to prerecession numbers, including many HVACR products. In contrast, geothermal unit sales have jumped in recent years. Manufacturers of geothermal products have growing public awareness and tax incentives to thank for this windfall.
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Residential Controls Are Cutting Edge

July 12, 2010
The winners in The NEWS’ Dealer Design Awards residential controls category include the ecobee Smart Thermostat (gold), icomfort Touch™ Communicating Touchscreen Thermostat by Lennox Industries (silver), and BalancePro from Arzel Zoning Technology (bronze).
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Quiet Assistants Lend Help to Technicians

July 12, 2010
The seventh annual Dealer Design Awards champs in the Tools category highlight the best of what an HVACR tool can be: a device that aids greatly a technician in resolving an HVACR problem of some sort.
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