Articles by Angela D. Harris

Improved IAQ Products Clean Up

July 13, 2009
IAQ technology - the forefront of clean air concerns. Science is making new advances in the field and manufacturers are using these discoveries to improve their product offerings. The NEWS’ Dealer Design Awards’ Indoor Air Quality category uncovered three winners seeking to clear the air.
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Economic Tip No. 5: Fine-Tune Operations

June 29, 2009
Staring down the barrel of economic uncertainty, two contractors - one in Phoenix and one in San Jose, Calif. - have determined that they will not embrace recession without putting up a good fight. Both face different circumstances, but each is addressing economic challenges while keeping a watchful eye on the bottom line. To do this, they are fine-tuning day-to-day operations.
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A-Game Tactics: Health Care Prescribes Preventive Maintenance

June 29, 2009
My health care provider wanted me to have my cholesterol tested. Apparently they decided it costs more to take care of someone once they’re sick than it does to invest in a little preventive maintenance. Sound familiar?
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Coil Corrosion May Be Result of Imported Drywall Defects

June 22, 2009
Copper coils in some a/c units are corroding and the HVAC industry is on alert. The definitive cause is still being researched, but preliminary findings are pointing to sulfur-containing drywall manufactured overseas. According to the Associated Press, “Up to 65,000 homes in the Southeast and California, including 30,000 in Florida, could contain sulfur-emitting Chinese drywall.”
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A-Game Tactics: Petition Project Protestors Speak Up

June 22, 2009
I have recently been accused of using my blog space to bash science. A few people didn’t appreciate my quoting of the 31,478 American scientists who signed a petition questioning the validity of global warming.
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A-Game Tactics: General Advice Part 2

June 8, 2009
Here is another interesting little tidbit that consumers - your customers - are hearing from some of the general media in regards to energy and cost savings for this cooling season.
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A-Game Tactics: General Advice Part 1

June 4, 2009
We throw efficiency numbers, IAQ, and best practices information around all the time. You the contractor, me the editor, we have an understanding.
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Heat Pump Popularity Keeps Growing

May 25, 2009
The volume of heat pump shipments may be dropping, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI’s) monthly shipment reports, but that doesn’t mean the units aren’t gaining ground in the industry. The general consensus is that heat pump popularity is increasing.
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Invention Questions Efficiency

May 25, 2009
In his 35 years in the HVAC industry, David Mathews, owner of CCAC Inc., an air conditioning company in Texas, has had experience with myriads of HVAC applications and the situational obstacles that arise from working with heating and cooling equipment. One such obstacle gave birth to the AC-Enhancer®.
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A-Game Tactics: Al Gore Lied - Maybe

May 25, 2009
If you wholeheartedly accept that global warming exists and that we humans caused it, I am curious as to whether you ever considered that Al Gore lied and science backed him.
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