Articles by Angela D. Harris

Information Brings Opportunities to the HVAC Industry

Clear Seas Research, a newly developed business-to-business market research company, offers a ready audience, industry knowledge, and relevant insight as it begins to service the specific information needs of the HVAC industry.
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Condemned Furnaces Spark Safety Issues

A battle is beginning to plague home inspectors and HVAC service technicians. Both have gotten along well, but the issue of heat exchanger safety has built a low wall in between them, creating a stumbling block of home heating safety issues.
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Marketing Flips the Focus

While many manufacturers concentrate their marketing focus on their equipment brands, Rheem Heating and Cooling has begun focusing on establishing the reputation and “brand” of the HVAC contractor.
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Marketing Programs Bring Out Creativity

Gathered in healthy competition, manufacturers each offer new and unique marketing programs in their quests for market dominance.
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Marketing Vehicles Take the Track

Like a pit crew working together, Emerson Climate Technologies has created a new strategy to help contractors grow their businesses. By providing communication, education, and the tools to be a success, these strategies are putting contractors in the driver’s seat and setting them on the fast track.
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Quiet Green Tops Geothermal

Green refrigerant topped the list of features heralded by geothermal manufacturers atthis year's AHR Expo.
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Ductwork Products Address Efficiency

Bio products, leakage, and IAQ were top concerns for duct product manufacturers at the 2007 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition.
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Tough New Tools Promote Durability

Many new tool products were shown at the 2007 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), but manufacturers concentrated this year’s tool offerings on dependability, safety, and technician comfort.
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ARI's New President Stands Ready for Challenge

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

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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