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Btu Buddy 136: Water-Cooled Chiller Problems - Part 2

July 21, 2014

Bob and Tim were getting set up to clean the condenser tubes in a chiller. They were doing this job at night during overtime hours because they discovered the problem earlier that afternoon and the customer said the chiller needed to be able to operate at full capacity tomorrow for a conference.


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Rise in Brownouts Creates Opportunity for HVAC Technicians

Study Shows Homeowners Understand the Risks, but Are Not Proactively Protecting Air Conditioners
July 21, 2014

Only two out of ten (22 percent) of United States homeowners protect their major appliances, including air conditioners, from brownouts and other power quality issues despite the fact that nearly nine in ten (87 percent) understand that a brownout can damage these same major appliances, according to a new study.


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Talking the Talk: Developing Communication Policies for the Digital Age

Employers Need to Stay On Top of the Latest Legal and Regulatory Developments
July 21, 2014

Positive workplace policies have long been uncontroversial. Typically, these policies set the expectation for employees that they will represent their employer in a positive light, and won’t make negative comments or engage in gossip. This seems common sense — what could go wrong?


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Walmart Refrigeration Head Outlines Strategy Based on Reduced Refrigerant and Packaged Solutions

Retail Giant Looks for Reduced Refrigerant Charge and Leakage, Simpler Systems, and Simplified Processes
July 21, 2014

Richard Royal, Walmart’s senior design manager for refrigeration, has set out the global retail giant’s strategy based on increasingly packaged equipment, closer collaboration with the supply chain, and integrated controls systems. 


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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: Michael Willburn

Michael Willburn, president, Infloor Heating Systems, joins the program to discuss his company, radiant heating, industry trends, and whether contractors are becoming more interested in radiant heating. Posted on July 11.

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