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Innovative Products Improve IAQ

Four Manufacturers Earn Top Product Honors at 2015 AHR Expo

From energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) to filters and compressor technology, these manufacturers are pulling out the stops to meet consumer demand for better IAQ at home, work, school, and everywhere in between.


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Contractors Eye Refrigerant Regulations

California’s Impact Felt in Remaining 49 States

The aggressive environmental and regulatory positions in Sacramento have caused the rest of the U.S. to monitor policymaking and enforcement out West. And, more often than not, those policies have ended up as the blueprint for federal regulations.


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Ice Breaker: What is Superheat?

Defining Vapor Refrigerant Temperature and its Impact on System Performance

Measuring the evaporator’s superheat value is an important part of analyzing a system’s performance. If a lower-than-normal value is measured, too much refrigerant is entering the evaporator for the heat load. If a higher-than-normal value is measured, too little refrigerant is entering the evaporator for the heat load. 


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The Professor: Diagnosing Compressor Motor Overheating

Performing a Three-phase Compressor Voltage Check, Step by Step

Voltage unbalances exceeding more than 2 percent in three-phase systems can cause current unbalance among the windings. These voltage and current unbalances can cause an increase in winding temperature and an overheating problem that can be detrimental to the motor.


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Data Show Natural Gas Savings

Customers Saved Average of $693 Per Year from 2012-2013

Americans continue to save money and improve their environmental footprint by using natural gas, according to the 2015 American Gas Association Playbook. 


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Direct Energy Expands Brands

Company Adds More than a Dozen New Franchise Territories

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning ranked No. 1 in the HVAC services category in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 Franchise 500®


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EPA Finalizes Wood Heater Standards

Update Limits the Amount of Pollution Wood Heaters Can Emit

These standards, which were last updated in 1988, reflect the significantly improved technologies available to make a range of models cleaner-burning and more efficient. 


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Government Energy Use Declining

Energy Use by Federal Government is Lowest Recorded Since 1975

Total delivered-to-site energy use by the federal government fell to 0.96 quadrillion Btu in fiscal year (FY) 2013, the lowest recorded since 1975.


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Aquatherm, Owens Corning Team Up

Companies Work to Produce AQ Fiberglas Pipe Insulation

The introduction of these solutions will enable insulators and mechanical engineers to confidently and easily work with the Aquatherm metric-sized polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping systems.


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Knipex Tools LP: Water Pump Pliers

The larger 16-inch Alligator® XL water-pump pliers are distinguished by a forged box-joint design for very high stability, providing a true top and bottom grip that makes for quick and comfortable use. 


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NEWSMakers: Howard Weiss
Howard Weiss, executive vice president, HVAC Excellence stopped by The NEWS’ booth at the AHR Expo to discuss HVAC Excellence’s upcoming conference, networking opportunities at large expo’s, and much more. Posted on Feb. 27.
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