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2012 December 10

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Uncertainty Looms for Contractors in 2013

Government Regulation, Economy Remain Top Concerns
The election has come and gone. And while HVACR contractors held on to hope that November’s ballots would provide a bit of clarity, looming legislative gridlock and unstable economic conditions continue to provide a much murkier forecast.


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Daikin, Goodman Executives Discuss Acquisition

An acquisition that brings together two of the world’s strongest players in the global HVAC marketplace — exactly what does that mean? During the press conference held by Takeshi Ebisu, Daikin senior executive officer, and Dave Swift, Goodman Global Group Inc. president and CEO, the answer was simple. “In one word, complementary,” said Swift


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Products with Intelligence

This roundup of products, components, and software covers both residential and commercial offerings that use new technology to add intelligence, improve performance, and achieve high levels of energy efficiency.


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Meeting the Demand for Energy Is Vital

“Energy is what keeps the United States, and the world, going,” said Colin Powell, retired four-star general, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and secretary of state for President George W. Bush. “And what I see is demand for energy is getting greater and greater and greater.”


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Contractor Showcases Intelligent Home

Hugh Joyce, owner of James River Air Conditioning in Richmond, Va., initially wanted to create a place to showcase some innovative and energy-efficient products. However, after a year of planning and construction he opened something much greater. What is it?


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Manufacturers: Dec. 10, 2012

U.S. Boiler Co. approves M&G DuraVent’s PolyPro single-wall, concentric, and flex; Dynamic Air Quality Solutions’ V8-SL Air Cleaning System receives award; EnTouch Controls announces partnership.


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Project Files: Stadium Monitoring

For the Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball team, the objective was to install a reliable energy management system to ensure safe, reliable, and comfortable heating and cooling during games and other critical operations.


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Obituary: William E. Roach Jr.

William E. Roach Jr. passed away Sept. 2, 2012. He joined Superior Equipment Sales Inc. in 1980 as sales and marketing manager and played an important role in Superior’s success.


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Geothermal Examined

Building owners, designers, and contractors considering a geothermal heat pump system may now determine the associated federal tax credits, using Carrier’s new white paper, “Geothermal Heat Pump Systems and Federal Tax Incentives.”


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Renewable Use on the Rise

According to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Americans used less energy in 2011 than in the previous year due mainly to a shift to higher-efficiency energy technologies in the transportation and residential sectors.


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ESCO Unveils Training Course

The ESCO Institute unveiled its Residential Heat Load Analyst training and certification program. The program, developed in cooperation with the Green Mechanical Council, will help simplify the task of teaching residential heat load calculations.


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GLquote.com: Per Job General Liability Insurance

The per job general liability insurance is designed specifically towards insuring small- and medium-sized contractors in today’s economy. According to the company, it is designed to help small- and medium-sized contractors who are finding it more difficult to maintain annual general liability insurance.


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Temtrol: Tear-Down Air Handler

Reducing the need for costly demolition or helicopter expenses, the Rapid Knock-Down (RKD) air handler is designed to be delivered to the jobsite in sections matched to the building’s minimum opening, to allow for easier installation into tight or hard-to-reach spaces.


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Redi Controls Inc.: Centrifugal Chiller Purge Unit

The Redi-Purge noncondensable gravity flow purge 007 Series units are a virtual drop-in replacement for purge units that pull from and return to the condenser. The series includes models 007-11-C3 and 007-123-C3. According to the manufacturer, the refrigerant charge does not have to be pulled to install.


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Carrier Corp.: MERV 13 Air Purifier

Nearly one-half the width of existing air purifiers, the Performance™ Series air purifier provides cleaner, healthier indoor air, says the company. Based on the Infinity® air purifier platform with Captures & Kills™ technology, the air purifier has a narrow cabinet of 7¼ inches (18 cm) wide and an air filter 2½ inches (6.4 cm) wide.


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International Comfort Products: Single-Stage Gas Furnaces

Designed to offer easier installation and service and improved reliability, the line of Heil® 95.5 and 92.1 percent AFUE Performance Series gas furnaces feature a dual-vent design to allow one- or two-pipe installation. The single-stage furnaces feature multispeed, pre-lubricated permanent split capacitor (PSC) blower motors.


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Emerson Climate Technologies: Air Conditioner, Heat Pump Relay

The White-Rodgers SureSwitch™ relay, model number 49P11-843, replaces the function of a contactor and short-cycle timer with a sealed relay. It increases the reliability of air conditioning systems and heat pumps. Designed to fit in the space of a traditional mechanical contactor, the relay is a universal electronic upgrade.


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Camfil Farr: Universal Filter Frame

A universal filter frame for built-up bank HVAC systems, the FastFrame™ air filter holding frame uses exclusive new compression tab technology. This allows rapid filter change-out without clips and fasteners, or the common problem of finger cuts caused by the sharp edges on conventional framing systems.


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