Articles by Angela D. Harris

Maintenance Kicks Dirty Sock Syndrome

Contractors Discuss Diagnosis and Cleaning Issues
November 4, 2013

Found in both commercial and residential units, dirty sock syndrome can take a state-of-the-art heating and cooling system owner straight to their junior high gym locker days. 


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Counterperson Certification Benefits Distributors, Contractors

Program Provides Fundamental HVAC and Soft Skills
September 23, 2013

Most distributors would agree that part and product information is a necessity for their counter employees; but distributors are also finding that contractors need consultants who can not only sell parts, but who can also provide a bevy of relevant information. 


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Solar Improvements Expand Market

Manufacturers Apply Solar to HVAC Equipment in Multiple Ways
September 2, 2013
As costs continue to decline, and the price of energy continues to rise, solar heating and cooling is slowly growing beyond niche market bounds. 


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Contractors and Consumers Capitalize on Renewable Incentives

Tax Breaks Make Renewable Energy More Affordable
September 2, 2013
Funding for renewable incentives comes from a variety of sources including federal, state, and private funds. Although many of these incentives are directed at the end user — tax breaks, loans, and rebates can be used by contractors to open the door for new business in the HVAC marketplace.


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Putting Renewable Solutions to the Test

A Variety of Energy-Saving Options Are Available
September 2, 2013
Besides traditional renewable products, there are a list of HVAC-specific items that could be considered as energy-saving options for the residential and commercial contractor looking to offer customers renewable solutions.


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HVAC Research Reveals Customer Spending Motivations

American Home Comfort Study Sheds Light on Consumer Trends
August 12, 2013

What drives consumers to purchase HVAC equipment? That’s one of the questions that Decision Analyst Inc., an Arlington, Texas-based market research firm, sought to answer in its comprehensive American Home Comfort Study of 2012-2013. 


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Interface Puts Plug-and-Play Control on Top

Carrier® Infinity® Remote Access Touch Control Wins Gold
July 22, 2013

Hailed for its improved contractor and homeowner interface, the Infinity® Remote Access Touch Control is considered the brains behind a Greenspeed™ intelligence system. 


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Condensate Monitoring Development Awarded

Safe-T-Switch SS610E Hailed as Gold Winner
July 22, 2013

RectorSeal delivered the gold-winning product in the Testing and Monitoring Products category of the 2013 Dealer Design Awards. 


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System Hardware Connects Contractors, Customers, Equipment

icomfort Wi-Fi™ Earns Lennox International Gold Recognition
July 22, 2013

Over three years of research and development went into the creation of Lennox Intl.’s icomfort Wi-Fi™ thermostat. 


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Energy Efficiency, Hassle-Free Service Wins

Gold for Daikin McQuay Rebel with Energy Recovery Wheel
July 22, 2013

Jason Catoe was so impressed by the performance of the Daikin McQuay Rebel with Energy Recovery Wheel at his customers’ locations, that he had it installed at Pierce & Catoe Mechanical Contracting LLC’s new building location in Lexington, S.C.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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