Articles by Angela D. Harris

ARI's New President Stands Ready for Challenge

February 19, 2007
A changing of the guard has occurred at the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI). Stephen Yurek, former COO and general counsel for ARI, was named president of the association and Mark Menzer, formerly senior vice president of ARI, was named executive vice president.
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Unitary's Record-Breaking Streak at Risk

January 22, 2007
Before the 13 SEER mandate went into effect last January, multiple predictions were made as to where the shipment numbers would end up in 2006. Many expected a correction to occur. Currently, shipments are threatening to interrupt HVAC’s four-year, record-breaking streak.
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Cracked Up Invention Promotes Safety

December 11, 2006
“We needed a way to find cracked heat exchangers,” said Steve Miles, general manager of Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning. “We needed a way to show that crack to the customer.” So, Miles started working on the Crack Finder project four years ago.
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Putting Students on the Fast Track

November 13, 2006
Persistence brought Mark Todd to HVAC instruction and hard work earned him an honorable mention in the Best Instructor contest.
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HVAC Contributes to Oil Independence

November 13, 2006
HVAC is not exempt from the energy crunch. Efficiency mandates and lower utility bills are just the beginning of environmental and end user demands. To remain competitive, inventive HVAC units are being successfully marketed.
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Equipment Evolution Ignites HVACR Diagnostic Trend

November 13, 2006
Creating accurate and effective systems that self-diagnose, prevent system down time, and provide constant, appropriate information and access to the comfort system is what will make the next evolution in the HVAC industry effective and successful.
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Rising A/C Unit Thefts Inspire New Hardware

October 30, 2006
Majestic Heating & Cooling customers had experienced a rash of a/c thefts this past summer. Wanting to help, Joe Wojtowicz of Majestic went to work. His resulting invention, currently patent pending, has been on the market for less than two months.
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Distribution Leanness Is Good

October 9, 2006
Gas prices and the economy are not the only factors affecting current business practices. New ideas of technology, efficiency, and productivity have altered distribution formulas as supply and demand evolves into a commanding link in the supply chain.
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Migrating to a New Venue

October 9, 2006
Most everybody has walked though your run-of-the-mill tradeshow. The Distribution Virtual Tech Fairâ„¢, was not your run-of-the-mill tradeshow. It was a free, two-day event that offered more than a Website tour to its attendees.
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Summer Heat Slams North America

September 4, 2006
North America was hit hard by an unexpected heat wave this summer. The heat began in the West and as it moved to the East, it left in its path a trail of deaths, forest fires, and heat exhaustion. One good thing did come from the heat this summer - HVAC's busy season was hopping.
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