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2014 July 28

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More HVAC Contractors Creating Mobile Apps

Price, Return on Investment Make Mobile Applications Advantageous to Contractors
July 28, 2014

As contractors begin the process of a cost analysis, many are finding that mobile apps can be introduced without a significant investment.


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CHP Gaining Widespread Interest

Reduced Costs, Accurate Metering, and Freedom from the Grid are Key
July 28, 2014

As long as accurate measurements are included, CHP adds up to a win-win for most everyone involved.


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up 20 Percent in May

July 28, 2014

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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App Zone: July 28, 2014

Mobile Applications for the HVACR Professional
July 28, 2014

As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest. 


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Expansion Tank Pressurization

Improper Air-side Pressurization ‘Wastes’ some of the Internal Volume
July 28, 2014

Having the proper air-side pre-pressurization prevents system water from entering the expansion tank, until the water begins expanding due to heating. 


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A Look at Today’s Geothermal Heat Pumps

New Residential Geothermal Products Feature Higher Efficiencies, Renewable Qualities
July 28, 2014

Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and, often, water heating. 


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Touting the Benefits of Residential Geothermal HVAC Systems

Industry Groups Educate Homeowners About GHPs
July 28, 2014

Optimism remains high that the federal government will extend existing tax credits beyond 2016, and local utilities and state governments will start (or continue) offering incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in GHPs.


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Perfecting Residential Geothermal HVAC Design, Installation

Better Training Leads to Fewer Problems when Installing Geothermal
July 28, 2014

Fortunately, more information is now available to help contractors avoid making costly mistakes when designing or installing GHP systems.


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HVAC Commercial Contractors: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Recurrent Building Intelligence LLC acquires Protek HVAC; more HVAC commercial contractor news briefs.


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HVAC Organization: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard undergoes ANSI review; more HVAC organization news briefs.


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HVAC Manufacturer’s Rep: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Ilios Inc. signs manufacturer’s representative agreement with Sam DeSanto Company Inc.; more HVAC manufacturer's rep news briefs.


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HVAC Distributors: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

APR Supply Co. acquires W.G. Balph Company; Gustave A. Larson Co. opens HVAC contractor training facility in Plymouth, Minnesota; more HVAC distributor news briefs.


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HVAC Manufacturers: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Knipex Tools LP joins NetPlus Alliance; Uponor North America is named to Eco Leaders list; more HVAC manufacturer news briefs.


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HVAC Residential Contractor: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Doctor Cool & Professor Heat receives Better Business Bureau Excellence Award; more HVAC contractor news briefs.


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EPA Announces Refrigerant Action

Proposed Action Would Expand List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes
July 28, 2014

This is the agency’s first action that addresses refrigerants under the Climate Action Plan.


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The Best of Extra Edition: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business-management articles. 


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ACCA Releases Latest Contractor Comfort Index

A CCI of 50 or Above Reflects Anticipated Industry Growth
July 28, 2014

ACCA began measuring contractor attitudes toward short-term economic growth with the CCI in February 2010.


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Bosch Thermotechnology: Residential Gas-fired Boiler

July 28, 2014

Bosch has replaced its Buderus GC124 residential gas-fired boiler with the new precision cast GC144 boiler, a compact Energy Star-compliant boiler capable of delivering best-in-class 85 percent AFUE. 


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Greenheck Fan Corp.: Mixed-flow Exhaust Fan

July 28, 2014

The Vektor®-MS inline mixed-flow laboratory exhaust fan is designed to reduce fan energy in demand-based laboratory applications and allows variable-frequency drives (VFDs) to be applied to laboratory exhaust fans. 


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Munters AB: Dehumidification System

July 28, 2014

The DryCool Dehumidification System is designed around the basic Munters desiccant dehumidification module consisting of the active desiccant wheel, a reactivation heat source, and supply and reactivation fans. 


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Lochinvar LLC: Fire Tube Boiler

July 28, 2014

The FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler for light commercial applications comes in five models ranging from 399,999-850,000 Btuh. 


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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