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New Systems Debut in Time for Summer

2015 New Residential Product Roundup for HVACR Contractors

Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season. This year's coverage features specific information about each individual product, as submitted by the manufacturers.


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Contractors Key in Reclamation’s Future

Financial Benefits, Reclaimer Assistance, Secure Supply Keep the Process Attractive

In many ways, refrigerant recovery and reclamation is an example of human ingenuity at its best. An innovative and essential product is created, and then a way is devised to prolong its usefulness by collecting it after years of service, purifying it, and using it again.


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Reclaimers Find Opportunity in HCFC Phaseout

Demand for Recovery Products, Services Likely to Grow

The ongoing phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as R-22, holds many unknowns for the HVACR industry as 2020 approaches, but at least one sector of the industry anticipates tremendous opportunity: the reclamation sector. 


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Refrigerant Recovery: Technology and Tips

The Right Tools and Advice from Experts Make This Essential Process Easy

Recovering refrigerant from HVAC and refrigeration systems is an important day-to-day task for HVACR technicians. Here’s a look at some of the latest tools that help make this important job easy, along with tips from the recovery equipment manufacturers on how to efficiently and safely recover refrigerant.


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Educators Learn, Network at Workshop

2015 Marks 20th Anniversary of HVACR & Mechanical Workshop for Education Professionals

The need for more HVACR technicians was one of the issues that took center stage at the recent 2015 HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals, where industry educators attended three days of seminars, classes, and networking events designed to foster collaboration within the industry.


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Compact ERV Complements VRF System at Technical Center

New York Institution Improves Comfort, Efficiency in Mechanical Retrofit

The newly renovated wing of the Finger Lakes Technical & Career Center includes offices and conference rooms, which are now being conditioned using variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology and ventilation air supplied by three Systemair AB Topvex energy recovery ventilators (ERVs).


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2015 AHR Expo Shatters Chicago Records

Nearly 62,000 Attend HVACR Industry's Premier Event

The 2015 AHR Expo blew into the Windy City and proceeded to trump all previous Chicago expo records as manufacturers, contractors, and distributors from all around the country traveled to the Midwest to discover what’s new and trending in the HVACR industry.


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Efficiency and Innovation Keep Rooftop Sector on Top

Equipment Becoming More Reliable, Efficient, and Easier to Control

Rooftop heating and cooling equipment is a well-established and widely used technology, but that doesn’t mean the sector is standing still. Rooftop units, like most HVAC equipment, are constantly evolving to be more reliable, more efficient, and easier to control than ever before. 


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2015 AHR Expo

Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Posted: February 19, 2015

WorldSkills 2013

Photos from the WorldSkills competition held in Leipzig, Germany.

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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Leslie McDowell

Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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