Articles by Peter Powell

Replacing R-12 Is Not a ‘Drop-In’ Task

May 10, 2001
Alternatives to R-12 used to be called ‘drop-ins’ or ‘near drop-ins,’ but today, those terms raise red flags.
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Earthquakes, Blackouts, Television, and Hvacr

May 7, 2001
Eventful trips to California help put the importance of hvacr in perspective.
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Refrigeration Conference Heats Up Down South

May 7, 2001
Amidst the chaos in the small southern college town, hvacr technicians from Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee gathered for RSES' eighth annual Southeast Regional Association Conference.
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The 1940s: Industry Pulls Together to Help Win World War II

April 24, 2001
The war was the great motivator to learn the trade.
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Small Contracting Company Tackles Big Projects

April 20, 2001
Does size really matter when servicing a chiller?
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Canada Moves To Destroy CFC Supplies

April 13, 2001
The Canadian government and that country’s hvacr industry are moving toward a program that would require the removal of CFCs from even efficiently running, tight systems and having the refrigerants destroyed.
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Price Cuts, Rick Rac Highlight Mitsubishi Meeting

April 4, 2001
Ductless units get price cuts to entice customers.
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Service Hotline - April 2, 2001: Sight Glass

March 29, 2001
Service Hotline: Questions for the pros.
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As 22 Phases Out, Look for 410A Use to Increase

March 8, 2001
Carrier leads in the push toward 410A as HCFCs are phased out and the price of R-22 rises.
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Disney Offers Contractors Advice

March 1, 2001
Mickey Mouse can even teach contractors a thing or two about profitability and customer relations.
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