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University Health Network Adds Aircuity in Additional Building, Implements Exhaust Fan Control

Aircuity (www.aircuity.com), creator of measurably better environments, announces the expansion of its platform at University Health Network (UHN), the largest research hospital in Canada. Aircuity was chosen for its accurate intelligent building platform in order to reduce energy costs and improve the indoor environment. Aircuity monitors the indoor environmental quality of buildings and informs building ventilation controls to provide optimal airflow levels. At UHN, Aircuity was first installed in the Princess Margaret Cancer Research… Read More

The “Law of Unintended Consequences” – How a Service Part Can “Kill” the Compressor

Products Affected: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Compressors When the motor-run capacitor fails, the capacitance of the Hard-Start Kit is still connected to the compressor. With the Hard-Start Kit still connected, this will allow the compressor to start and run without the motor-run capacitor. The compressor was not designed to run without the motor-run capacitor, and it will overheat and lead to compressor failure. It’s estimated that between 2 to 3 million motor-run capacitors fail each… Read More

RIDGID® Brings Latest Tool Innovations to STAFDA, Nov. 10-12, in Nashville

Experience the latest tools from RIDGID® and why they are trusted by tradespeople globally at STAFDA Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Nashville, TN, Nov. 10-12. STAFDA Partners will be among the first to experience a new game-changing tool for mechanical contractors – the first of its kind on the market — along with other recent purpose-built innovations that will save time on the jobsite when they stop by the RIDGID booth (#1628-1630). “We’re always excited… Read More

Between the Lines: Flexibility – What’s Your Plan?

By Fred Martel Business is not driven by price alone. Those who strive to be the lowest price walk a fine line between success and failure. The problems many businesses have cannot be cured with a rigid pricing program. Profits come from a discipline of good business practices which include: proper hiring practices, continuous training, proper supervision, managing overhead and, of course, proper pricing standards. A good business plan also includes a marketing strategy… Read More
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