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August 15, 2014
Ceiling Fans

DO CEILING FANS HELP LOWER ELECTRIC AND A/C BILLS? By Betty Stephens Ceiling fans can cut back excessive use of your home’s air conditioning and heating unit and use 5% less energy. They use about the same energy as a 100-watt light bulb. The Department of Energy says YES. The Department of Energy’s Energy Information […]

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August 10, 2014
A/C Technicians

What Does an HVAC Tech Do? By Betty Stephens HVAC Professionals HVAC technicians are professionals in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning service and support. They can be an independent contractor or employed by a company that specializes in climate control solutions. They work in residential homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, or factories. Their […]

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July 28, 2014
Cooling Glass Sun Rooms

Sunrooms - Heating and Cooling By Betty Stephens Sunroom This room may be called a solarium or conservatory. It is usually a glassed-in living space typically attached to the house and accessible from indoors designed to function as additional living area during mild weather but may be too hot or cold in the heart of […]

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July 23, 2014
Thomas Midgley Jr. - Inventor of Refrigerant

Thomas Midgley, Jr By Betty Stephens Inventor of Freon and Leaded Gas Thomas Midgley, Jr. (May 18, 1889 to November 2, 1944) was an American mechanical engineer and chemist. He was a key figure in a team of chemists, led by Charles F. Kettering, that developed the tetraethyl lead (TEL) additive to gasoline as well […]

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July 22, 2014
EPA Bans Additional Refrigerants

EPA to Ban More 'Unacceptable' Refrigerants By Betty Stephens EPA Action A list of refrigerants unacceptable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grew by leaps and bounds on July 10, when EPA proposed to prohibit the use of certain chemicals that significantly contributes to climate change. The EPA’s action is to reduce emissions of hydro […]

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July 21, 2014
HVACR Contracting Business Magazine

HVACR Contracting Magazine’s 70th Anniversary By Betty Stephens In June Contracting trade magazine celebrated its 70th birthday. It was 70 years ago that Cleveland-area publisher Irving B. Hexter created this publication to serve the refrigeration industry. He called it, "The Refrigeration Industry," In 1949, The Refrigeration Industry’s name was changed for the first […]

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July 12, 2014
Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga) By Betty Stephens Everywhere people are doing something they believe will change their body. Perhaps a friend suggests hot yoga. In a world, where instant gratification rules, it's easy to think there's a magical way to drop pounds fast. Let’s see what the experts say. Yoga classes provide physical benefits along […]

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July 11, 2014
Yeti Coolers

Yeti Coolers  By Betty Stephens The Seiders brothers (Roy and Ryan) set out to make a cooler that could stand up to abuse. A cooler that could be used as a seat, a casting platform, storage for fish, and keep drinks cold. The Seiders brothers founded the company, Yeti Coolers, Austin, TX. They developed a […]

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June 26, 2014
Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Honeywell’s New Thermostat Lyric By Betty Stephens The Honeywell TH8732WF5018 Lyric thermostat allows you access to your thermostat from your phone while ensuring optimal comfort for you and your family. The Lyric by Honeywell thermostat comes with Geofencing technology which permits the thermostat to utilize the location of your smart phone to save energy and […]

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June 10, 2014
McQuay Air Conditioning

McQuay First Air Conditioner Classroom Unit By Betty Stephens   McQuay International is a global corporation that designs, manufactures and sells heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products, systems, parts and services for commercial buildings. Since 2006, McQuay has been a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. McQuay world headquarters are located in Minneapolis, MN, USA. […]

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June 10, 2014
Swimming Pool Heaters

Pool Heaters By Betty Stephens Swimming pools offer entertainment and relaxation, but it takes a backstage when the water is cold and uninviting. Swimming Pool heaters are a perfect addition to a home’s pool equipment. They allow the owner to maintain a comfortable water temperature for the morning, evening or late season swims. A swimming […]

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June 10, 2014
Portable A/C & Spot Cooling Units

Portable A/C Units/Spot Cooling    By Betty Stephens Portable Air Conditioner or Spot Cooler A spot cooler is a portable, self-contained air conditioner used to cool a space. The entire unit is portable and can be moved to another space, if needed. The spot coolers are completely self-contained and do not have condensing units that need […]

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