Articles by Mike Murphy

Dealers Gather for Brand New Day

February 27, 2006
ACES A/C Supply Inc. and ACES A/C Supply North held a combined dealer meeting recently at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The meeting was billed as the 2006 American Standard Product and Marketing Debut. More than 500 dealers were in attendance.
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Made in the U.S.A.

February 20, 2006
In our ever-shrinking world does it really matter where our industry's products are made?
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It's Not Easy Being Green

February 13, 2006
It's difficult to determine what constitutes green HVAC building practices. Some contractors attest that they aren't against green, they just don't know exactly what it is, and what's more, they don't know how to make any money from the concept.
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Stars Come Out in Chicago

February 13, 2006
After a three-year hiatus, the 2006 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) came back to Chicago. As is common to the Windy City venue, the 1985 Chicago Bears, NFL Super Bowl champions, were called up for duty at various receptions. The show was one of the biggest in the history of the event.
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HVAC Grows With Builder Show

February 6, 2006
The International Builders' Show regularly boasts of attendance figures that make it one of the largest expositions in the United States. In that count this year were a high number of HVAC-related businesses. Why so many HVAC companies? As the famous bank robber Willie Sutton said when asked why he robbed banks, "That's where the money is."
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High-tech Customers Ease Your Pain

February 6, 2006
It's obvious that home automation is now ubiquitous. But, do we really want to have all those gadgets intertwined in a computerized home reminiscent of "The Jetsons," a 1960s-era Saturday morning cartoon series?
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ICP Launches New Product Line For 2006

January 30, 2006
At perhaps the most important meeting in the history of International Comfort Products (ICP), several hundred people gathered for a distributor meeting in November 2005. The purpose was to unveil a new product line of split, package, furnace, and indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment.
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Hot Air Rises At AHR Expo

January 23, 2006
McCormick Place, site of the 2006 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), should be under extreme positive pressure from the tens of thousands of salespeople, engineers, contractors, and reps blowing their own hot air at the show.
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Blue - The Color Of Innovation

January 23, 2006
The Blue Man Group may have been one of the first to exploit the color blue with its renowned Las Vegas act. But the HVAC industry is not to be outdone. White-Rodgers got in on the act with its new 90 Seriesâ„¢ Blue thermostat.
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ACCA Rounds Up Commercial Contractors

January 16, 2006
The Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas was the site of the second annual Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Commercial Contracting Roundtable meeting. The theme of the meeting was "Expect Success," and it attracted nearly 150 contractors from North America.
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