Articles by Angela D. Harris

Shipments Reach High Level

September 4, 2006
The heat index isn't the only thing reaching new heights in 2006. The June 2006 combined unitary shipments realized its highest level this year, totaling 921,281 units, according to the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).
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Distributors Profits Improve

August 28, 2006
Distributor sales growth increased 11.5 percent in 2005 over 2004, according to a polling sample of 100 HARDI distributors across America. The pretax profit margins also continued a five-year climb, totaling 3 percent, a 58 percent increase from the record low in 2001. Sales per employee were up 8 percent from 2004-05, and 13 percent from 2001.
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Census Bureau Report: Construction Market Spikes

August 14, 2006
"Construction spending rebounded in June after a tiny drop in May and a small increase in April," said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Simonson was commenting on an Aug. 1 report from the Census Bureau.
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Humidification Solutions Bring Diversity

August 14, 2006
Many companies venturing into the IAQ market are seeking technology and application examples to follow that will keep techs on the cutting edge. AxAir Nortec and Mee Industries are two companies bringing new humidification technology and application examples to the HVAC industry.
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Mold Comes up on Radar

August 14, 2006
When it comes to mold detection, what a person doesn't know can hurt them. Visible mold is often easy to recognize and can be relatively simple to remediate. Hidden mold is another story. Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently conducted a study promoting new technology for hidden mold detection.
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Residential Category Awards Convenience

July 17, 2006
Simple, diverse, and hassle-free describes the winners of the HVAC Residential Equipment category of The NEWS' third annual Dealer Design Awards.
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New Category Highlights Innovative Solutions

July 17, 2006
The competition was intense in one of this year's categories, Refrigeration and Ice Machines, in The NEWS' third annual Dealer Design Awards. The gold, silver, and bronze winners all brought cool and easy solutions to diverse refrigeration and ice machine issues.
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Helpful Tools Highlighted

July 17, 2006
Tools are what install and fix the world of HVAC. They are necessary for a successful contractor to have, and are highlighted in the Tools category of The NEWS' third annual Dealer Design Awards.
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Winning Applications Run the Ventilation Gamut

July 17, 2006
Dryer venting, hurricanes, and whistling registers aren't a problem for the winners of the Ventilation Products category in The NEWS' third annual Dealer Design Awards.
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Hands-on Comfort Carries Competition

July 17, 2006
The winners of the HVAC Light Commercial Equipment category of The NEWS' third annual Dealer Design Awards offered products that not only address the needs of light commercial HVAC, but also improve on the offerings currently available.
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