Articles by Angela D. Harris

HVACR Manufacturers Discuss Business

March 23, 2009
Considering 2008 and looking ahead through 2009, HVACR manufacturers are riding the same highs and lows that the rest of the nation is riding. Volatile building markets, increasing green trends, new regulations, economic insecurity, and future uncertainties all pose varying situations that will continue to test manufacturer strategies for profitability and success.
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Industry to Benefit From Stimulus

March 16, 2009
The HVACR industry stands to benefit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Bolstering equipment sales via improved tax credits and increasing demand in highly-efficient building requirements places a green equipment demand to be supplied and a green job market to be filled by the industry.
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Contractors Market With Social Media

March 9, 2009
The changing landscape of the HVACR industry continues to introduce new business and marketing tools challenging contractors to move beyond the traditional. Social media is one of those tools that not only offers contractors a way to advertise, but offers a way to interact with their customers.
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Controlling Humidity Inspires Technology

February 16, 2009
The humidity level at the 2009 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) was uncomfortably low, but the amount of new humidification and dehumidification products made up for the conditions.
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Rooftop Components and Accessories Steal Show

February 16, 2009
The rooftop units and accessories at the 2009 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) were as diverse as the structures on which they are installed.
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Programmable T-stats Make Appearances

February 16, 2009
Programmable thermostats were the hot control item at the 2009 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo). Occupancy sensors and easy-to-read displays made the top of the new and improved features list.
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SMACNA Goes to Maui

December 22, 2008
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) said “aloha” to Maui recently for its 65th annual convention. According to the association, more than 1,400 people attended enjoying meals, concerts, recreation, products, and educational and business sessions.
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Everything Is Coming Up Green

November 10, 2008
Are you ready to step into the efficiency market with confidence and a whole-system approach? Or, are you riding the financial green bandwagon as you continue to install higher efficiency units without addressing the issues of refrigerant disposal, ductwork sealing, proper maintenance, programmable thermostat education, etc.?
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AHRI to Hold Historic First Annual Meeting to Discuss Future Plans

November 10, 2008
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI’s) first annual meeting is scheduled to kick off this Sunday in the coastal foothills of Carlsbad, Calif., at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Just outside of San Diego, AHRI and its members will mark this historical meeting with not only a range of activities, but also a host of meetings to inform members and allow them time to form new strategies for the coming year.
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Economic Bailout Boosts HVAC Incentives

October 27, 2008
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives and within hours was signed into law by President George W. Bush. Providing for the $700 billion governmental bailout of several failing bank assets, the new law also contained extensions to both current and expired HVAC tax incentives.
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