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October 28, 2013
Feels Good To Laugh


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October 27, 2013
Heated and Cooled Seats in Cars!

Heating and Cooling Car Seats By Betty Stephens Air Conditioned Seats A standard model for air-conditioned seats, developed by scientists at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), works like this: The fabric of the car seat is a porous mesh, so air can flow through it. Multiple fans inside the seat produce […]

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September 21, 2013
Split Ductless System

Split Ductless Systems By Betty Stephens A ductless air conditioner, also called a mini-split system, has two major components: a unit mounted on an inside wall that delivers cool air to the room and a unit mounted on the outside of the house. A pair of refrigerant lines that runs between the two systems one […]

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September 20, 2013

Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) By Betty Stephens What is AHRI? AHRI is a trade association of manufacturers and maintains and publishes over 80 standards, mainly related to equipment performance, and many AHRI standards are accepted as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards. AHRI’s rating standards, when teamed with ASHRAE’s methods of tests, provide […]

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September 15, 2013
Back-up Generators

Back-up Generators By Betty Stephens A back-up generator is a back-up electrical system that operates automatically Within seconds of a utility outage an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the generator to start and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. The back-up generator begins supplying power to the circuits. After utility […]

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September 15, 2013
U.S. Energy Demand Compared to World

United States Energy Demand Compared to Other Countries By Betty Stephens Overview Americans make up only 5% of the world's population and yet consume 20% of its energy. The United States is the 2nd largest energy consumer in terms of total use. The U.S. ranks seventh in energy consumption per-capita after Canada and a number […]

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September 8, 2013
Idle Air

Idle Air By Betty Stephens IdleAir provides America’s hard-working long-haul truck drivers an alternative to idling their engines during rest periods. IdleAir service allows truck drivers to turn off their diesel engines and APU’s and still enjoy heating, cooling, standard electric inside and outside the cab, Satellite TV, internet, and many of the comforts of […]

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August 28, 2013

NATE- What NATE Means to Homeowners By Betty Stephens Overview North American Technician Excellence, Inc. is the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry and the only test supported by the entire industry. . NATE-certified technicians are skilled professionals who have proven their knowledge in the HVAC/R […]

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August 4, 2013
Carrier Corporation

Carrier Corporation United Technologies Carrier Corp. is the world’s leader in high technology, heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Willis Carrier is credited with inventing modern air conditioning in 1902. In 1915 Carrier, along […]

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June 4, 2013
Thermoacoustics Air Conditioning

Thermoacoustics Using Sound Waves to Power Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration   Cool Sound Industries, Inc. introduces a technological revolution in air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration and it's GREEN. This thermoacoustics technology changes the way air conditioning works, it:   Eliminates the use of Freon and other environmentally damaging gases. Is a comprehensive solution to stop the […]

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June 3, 2013
The Future for the HVAC Industry

The Future for the HVAC Industry Contributed by: Betty Stephens of Quest Media Read what the experts are saying about the future of the HVAC industry. Here are some recent articles about the industry. Click the links to read the articles. 1. Future of the HVAC Industry Explored by Field Aware Link: "Cooling with […]

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May 16, 2013
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) By: Betty Stephens of Quest Media About ACCA ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the HVAC/R community. They work to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor living for all Americans. ACCA is the only nationwide organization of, by […]

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