Articles by Kimberly Schwartz

Portable Market Geared for Uptime

Demand is rising across construction, manufacturing, and office/retail markets

The benefits of portables, including speedy implementation, reduced downtime, and cost-effectiveness, are continuing to gain recognition from end users. And, as end users experience these benefits and the resulting uptime, industry experts expect the portable market to continue to heat up.


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Energy Savings Achieved through Retrofits

In Lieu of Replacement, Retrofits Save Money and Extend Longevity

Even as the economy has improved, some building owners and operators remain hesitant to make large capital expenditures to replace older chiller systems. In these cases, there are less expensive options available that can enable decision makers to achieve substantial efficiency upgrades by retrofitting their chillers.


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Don’t Ignore that Cooling Tower

Regular, Comprehensive Maintenance Essential for Maintaining Efficiency

When it comes to large commercial systems, cooling towers seem to receive less attention than other system components. Yet, cooling tower maintenance is vital to ensuring overall system efficiency and preventing downtime. 


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Contractors Vent about HVAC Scams

Cite Lack of Prosecution, Need for Integrity

Few things make an honest contractor’s blood boil like hearing homeowners’ stories about how they’ve been scammed in the past. “All of it, just the total thievery and tactics, makes me sick,” said Dave Hutchins, owner and president of Bay Area Air Conditioning, Crystal River, Florida.


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Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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