Articles by Angela D. Harris

Contractors Find Success with Energy Audits

Overcoming Energy Service Hurdles Helps Expand Profits
Are energy audits worth it? That is a question that both HVAC contractors and consumers are beginning to ask themselves more often. The increasing costs of energy and the energy-saving message of federal and local governments are trickling into boardrooms and dining rooms across the nation.


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Invest in Strategy, Innovation, Relevance

As the HVAC industry gears up for the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) next week, another annual trade show worth mentioning has come and gone — the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Why mention CES? There are two reasons — Nest and relevance.


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God Save the Old Guys

Regis Philbin retired. Who’s the next Regis? It really doesn’t matter. The bottom line is that this man’s experience, wisdom, and expertise go with him and the young buck they will likely replace him with has a lot to learn. Sadly, this replacement of the older generation with younger counterparts seems to be happening at a quicker rate than in the past.


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Manufacturers Continue VRF Advancement

Products and Applications in the HVAC Market
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology made its way into the U.S. market awhile back. As it grows in popularity, manufacturers continue to create innovative equipment and expand possible applications. The following items are a sampling of products and applications in the VRF market.


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Maturing VRF Segment Marks Milestone

Manufacturers Discuss Current and Upcoming Trends
Globally a mature product, its more recent adoption in the United States makes VRF something of a developing trend that more contractors are choosing for their businesses. The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) brought further legitimacy to VRF products when it launched a new certification program.


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Contractor Capitalizes on VRF Installations

Growth Opportunities and Advice from VRF Installers
Sirius Mechanical Inc. is in the business of making money and its investment in variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology is paying off. In June 2005 the company installed its first VRF system. From then on, VRF equipment has been a consistent part of its product offering.


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