Articles by Angela D. Harris

AHRI Holds Its First Public Policy Symposium

April 14, 2008
The green cloud hovering over Washington, D.C. is keeping activist groups, lobbyists, and associations on their toes as legislators endeavor to define green, legislate efficiency, and reduce the environmental crisis scientists are reporting as inevitable.
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Fedders Sells Holdings to Airwell Group

March 31, 2008
In the midst of Chapter 11 proceedings and company reorganization, Fedders Corp. of Liberty Corners, N.J., has sold its residential HVAC business - including the Fedders, Air Temp, and Emerson Quiet Kool brands - to Airwell Air Conditioning BV of Guyancourt, France, for approximately $13.25 million.
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Software Promotes HVAC Industry Relevance

February 25, 2008
“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less,” said Gen. Eric Shinseki, the former U.S. Army Chief of Staff. Today’s HVAC contractors are finding themselves facing the questions of relevancy and effectiveness.
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Tracking Job Details Increases Profitability

February 25, 2008
Measuring true profit and loss often proves challenging. The diverse factors and pieces of information from the back office and the field office create a large and diverse pool of facts. These facts can be an overwhelming source of unusable information or an orderly report that helps drive profitability. It all depends on how the information is filtered.
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Software Adds Sizzle to the Sale

February 25, 2008
As times change, contractors have begun to implement a new piece of hardware that has helped revolutionize the way business is done - a computer. This hardware, however, is useless without the software applications designed to meet the specific needs of the HVAC industry.
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Manufacturers Show off New Rooftops

February 18, 2008
Rooftop manufacturers brought big changes to rooftop units this year at the 2008 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).
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Software Products Bring New Technology

February 18, 2008
Hardware without software is useless, and this year’s software offerings at the 2008 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) concentrated on accuracy and versatility.
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Tool Market Touts Improved Efficiency

February 18, 2008
Tools are a necessity in the HVAC industry, and the tool manufacturers at the 2008 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) showcased new tools that were “better, smaller, brighter, lighter, safer, and easier.”
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Humidity, Dry Air Solutions Make a Splash

February 18, 2008
Whether the air is too dry or too moist, humidification and dehumidification manufacturers at the 2008 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) had the product solution. Tucked within the many aisles at the expo were systems as diverse as the exhibitors.
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Online Proposal Technology Sparks Debate

January 28, 2008
The NEWS recently came across a contractor implementing a newer approach to online sales. After asking multiple contractors for their opinion, we discovered a debate looming on the HVAC industry’s sales technology horizon.
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