Articles by Mike Murphy

HVACR is Hot: Safety is Important

Sometimes HVACR is a hot job in the literal sense; evidence the cover story in this issue. Our friends at the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) make a particularly consistent and strong statement among their respective memberships - safety is Job One.
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Business is Hotter than a Firecracker!

According to 300 member companies of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) that represent more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment made in North America, business is heating up.
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Dry R-22 Units Under the Gun

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not acknowledge the fact that seven major HVAC manufacturers will build upwards of 600,000 dry R-22 units in 2011, an amount that will begin to gnaw away at the energy efficiency savings that resulted from the 13 SEER Rulemaking of January 2006.
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HVACR Needs a Plan Like Toni Has

Young people who have an entrepreneurial spirit or who have an artisan/craftsman aptitude may want to consider Toni’s career and education strategy. A lot of people get into the routine of thinking: Get an education, get a job. Toni took a different tact: Get an education, get a job, then get more education.
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Carrier Asks EPA to Stop Dry R-22 Units

Carrier Corp. recently filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), formalizing a request to reclassify a residential condensing unit as a subsystem of a system to extend the manufacturing prohibition to dry R-22 condensing units. The petition urges EPA to reconsider its current position and to issue a new rulemaking.
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SkillsUSA Contestants Up to the Challenge

The 2011 SkillsUSA Ohio Regional Challenge was held March 26 at the W.R. Timken Center, Stark State College of Technology. The Akron Canton Area Chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has sponsored the regional competition for high school students since about 2002.
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