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New Products Designed to Keep Us Cool

Manufacturers Show Off Equipment For Summer
April 14, 2014

Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season in order to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will allow them to distinguish between brands.


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Survey: 74 Percent of Contractors Unprepared for Efficiency Standards

Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Unaware of Pending Efficiency Ruling
March 17, 2014

Unlike the 2005 regulation changes, the 2015 changes will affect both residential and commercial efficiency standards.


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Johnson Controls: Commercial Rooftop Units

March 17, 2014

With an exact-fit replacement design, the Coleman© Peak rooftop units match the footprints and electrical and gas lines of other manufacturers’ units, said the company. 


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Thybar Corp.: Insulated Metal Building Curbs

March 10, 2014

According to the manufacturer, advanced laser technology offers the tightest tolerances and allows for a superior weld. 


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RTUs Cool More Space Using Less Energy

February 10, 2014

Some industry experts in the HVAC industry consider gas-fired condensing combustion heating systems to be the final frontier in rooftop heating technology.


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Johnson Controls: Commercial Rooftop Units

February 10, 2014

With an exact-fit replacement design, the York® Prestige™ rooftop units match the footprints and electrical and gas lines of other manufacturers’ units, said the company. 


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Thybar Corp.: Custom-Made Rooftop Unit Base

December 23, 2013

Bases for secure rooftop equipment mounting are quickly manufactured to precise specifications. 


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NEWS Panel Highlights Smartest Products

Contractor Board Shares Insight into the Most Intelligent Products They Install
December 16, 2013

We asked the contractors on our editorial advisory board to share which products they believe truly deserve to be called smart — and why.


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Lennox Commercial: Commercial Rooftop Units

November 18, 2013

For the 3- to 5-ton high-efficiency Energence® rooftop units, the SmartAirflow™ sensor-based system is available. 


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Converting Constant to Variable Volume

Variable-Volume Conversion Can Offer Significant Energy Savings
November 4, 2013

Converting a constant-volume RTU to variable volume can save anywhere between 20-50 percent in energy savings if done correctly. 


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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