Articles by Angela D. Harris

International Ingenuity Takes Gold Award

The variety of installation scenarios that contractors face requires manufacturers to continually produce new products to meet each creative application’s ventilation needs. It is this creativity and ingenuity that The NEWS awarded in the Ventilation Products category of the fifth annual Dealer Design Awards.
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Tools Enhance Tech Safety and Accuracy

Tools of the HVAC trade help technicians and installers perform at increased efficiency and accuracy levels. Some tools even provide the ability to accomplish a task that couldn’t be done otherwise. The winners of The NEWS’ Dealer Design Awards’ Tools category represent equipment from both sides of the toolbox.
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Refrigerants, Replacements Top on Lists

Rooftop units and their components present interesting challenges to the commercial contractors who install and maintain these systems. After talking to some contractors, The NEWS found that new refrigerants and the replacement market are two concerns populating a commercial contractor’s weekly checklist.
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Survey Reveals Preferences

Every consumer has their price and value limit. According to an industry survey, 52 percent would replace their system when repairs reach $1,500; 78 percent would replace when repairs reach $3,000; and 88 percent would replace when repairs reach $5,000. Information about such consumer preferences from a recent survey will be helpful to contractors looking for a competitive edge.
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Fedders Sells Holdings to Airwell Group

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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Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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