Articles by Angela D. Harris

Construction Finds Recovery Slow

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Signed into law on Feb. 17, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) promised new money and shovel-ready projects to stimulate America’s infrastructure and bailout - among others - the ailing construction industry. Six months later, how is the construction industry faring?
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A-Game Tactics: Energy Prices On the Rise

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Sharpen your pencils and get out your marketing plans, because the government is looking to provide contractors with a new tactic to sell energy-efficient heating and cooling systems - higher energy costs.
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A-Game Tactics: Thermostat Upgrade Challenge - Any Takers?

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My new thermostat and my old thermostat are the same brand - set exactly the same way. I noticed, however, that with the new thermostat, I am often too warm.
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Northwest Heat Wave Creates A/C Demand

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With temperatures surpassing 100°F in the Pacific Northwest, residents and contractors are scrambling to stay cool. Residents usually don’t have a need for a/c and so they don’t have regular maintenance or don’t have an a/c unit at all. With the extreme weather, finding, repairing, and installing equipment is proving difficult.
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Humidity Control Specs Describe Separate Duties

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In essence, air conditioning units are primarily designed to address temperature and dehumidifiers designed to address humidity levels. It is when the job descriptions begin to intermingle that homeowners may find themselves in an uncomfortable and less efficient environment.
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A-Game Tactics: Environmental Science Affects Non-Tree Huggers Too

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Although I am not a wholehearted subscriber to the “sky is falling due to CO2” doctrine, I am learning new things about the environment that seem to be based in solid science.
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Honeywell Conference Promotes New Thinking

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The seventh annual Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Symposium brought more than 160 attendants together to “Discover the Power” of innovation, best-practice sharing, and networking. Organized by a steering committee of Honeywell customers, the symposium emphasized energy management, sustainability, green technologies, and IT innovations.
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A-Game Tactics: Bad Commercials Are Customer Turnoffs

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I don’t get a chance to watch too much TV, but recently I have taken some time to relax in front of the tube. The most annoying thing about watching TV is commercials, especially bad ones.
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Distributors Discuss Refrigerants, Warranties

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Extended warranties, equipment costs, and the R-22 phaseout all present distributors with puzzles to solve in 2009 and the coming years. Each region and distributor faces these challenges uniquely, but the standard goals are survival and growth. Lyon Conklin & Co. and Munch’s Supply Co. both know what it means to survive and grow during industry changes.
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Economic Trials Spur Service Excellence

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“Each customer of The Habegger Corporation is unique, and we strive to understand and address their personal needs.” Those are the words of Mike Branson, director of marketing for Habegger, an HVAC wholesale distributor headquartered in Cincinnati, and serving markets in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Iowa.
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