Articles by Cherie Preville

Training, Communication Fuels the Furnace

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

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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Geothermal Sales Up Significantly in 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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Tasking Products to Keep Food Cold

Dealer Design Award winners in the Refrigeration & Ice Machines category are Hoshizaki America Inc.’s Professional Series reach-in refrigerators - gold; Heatcraft Refrigeration Products’ E Solutions ½ to 6 HP Air-Cooled Condensing Unit - silver; and ebm-papst Inc.’s diagonal flow fan module with handheld programmer - bronze.
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Products Produce High IAQ Results

To paraphrase Shakespeare, good IAQ is a blessing to him who gives it, the contractor, and him who receives it, the end user. The right products can be even more of a good thing to contractors when they are easy to install and service. Such were found three Dealer Design Award winners in the IAQ category.
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Powerhouse Products Sweep Light Commercial

Waterfurnace International’s Versatec Ultra Series, Lennox Industries’ Energence™ rooftop unit, and Trane’s high-efficiency packaged gas/electric and cooling units took the gold, silver, and bronze, respectively, in the Light Commercial category of The NEWS’ seventh annual Dealer Design Awards.
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