Kate Kelly

Associate Editor,
Contracting Business
Tech Update: January 2014 Commercial Unitary & Residential IAQ
The January 2014 technology update will feature Commercial Unitary equipment and Residential IAQ.
Tech Update: December 2013 Commercial & Residential Air Distribution
Commercial and Residential Grilles, Registers, Louvers, Air Handlers, Fans, Fan Systems, Blowers, Ventilation Products.
Tech Update: November 2013 Commercial & Residential Valves

Commercial and Residential Valves: Air, Check, Balancing, Shut-off, Discharge, Expansion, Flow Control, Gate, Line, Metering, Mixing, Needle, Pressure, Purge, Relief, Reversing, Solenoid, Temperature and Zone Control.

Hot Products in HVAC
This gallery features the latest products from Bryant, Greenheck and other leading HVAC manufacturers.
Commercial Controls and Residential Geothermal Systems
Tech Update: October 2013 Commercial Controls and Residential Geothermal Systems

Commercial Controls: Zone, Variable Air Volume, Facility Controls, Building Automation Systems, Thermostats

Residential Geothermal Systems: Heat pumps and Manifolds

October 2013 HVAC Products/Showcase Award
A summary of the latest and greatest HVAC products.
2013 Design/Build Awards: Comfort in Style
An award winning building adds style to the architecture in downtown Lancaster, PA.
Tech Update
A. O. Smith, Lochinvar, Navien
September 2013 HVAC Products/Showcase Awards

Genteq Tutorial 1.1 App Takes Top Prize in Training Category

Fluke: Calibrating the World
May 20 is World Metrology Day. And why is this important? Well, it’s the day in 1875 when representatives of 17 nations signed the Metre Convention in Paris. Still not convinced? Consider this: Without global agreement on how much, exactly, a kilogram really weighs or a degree Fahrenheit actually represents, we couldn’t transfer goods or information between regions. All this global collaboration and uniformity in the science of measurement is something that the folks at Fluke Corporation take very seriously.
August 2013: NATE Top Tech

Terry Maney has always liked working with his hands. He was a machinist for 17 years before making a career change to HVAC. “I got in to the industry right after I got my associate’s degree in heating and air conditioning,” Maney explains. “I started out as a service technician and have now been in this industry for 17 years.”

Tech Update: August 2013 Commercial & Residential Motors & Drives
Commercial & Residential 
Motors & Drives: Variable Speed, Variable Frequency, Controllers, Starters, Hermetic, and Linear
2013 Quality Home Comfort Awards: John's Refrigeration
2013 Quality Home Comfort Awards: Discovering Comfort

Comfort consultant Phil McCarty of John’s Refrigeration, Mesa, AZ, was originally called to this 4,000 sq.ft. home in Scottsdale because the homeowners wanted a recommendation on how to get their units up and running. Bill and Aimee Edwards had recently moved to the house and had noticed there were some uncomfortable areas in the home.

2013 Quality Home Comfort Awards: Mechanical Air Service, Inc
2013 Quality Home Comfort Awards: A Higher Standard

Some major concerns of the homeowner were comfort and superior indoor air quality as they started this two-year endeavor. The family chose Russ Donnici and his team at Mechanical Air Service, Inc., a repeat Quality Home Comfort Award winner, to help them achieve their goals because they came highly recommended in their circle of friends and coworkers.

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The NATE Magazine is the official publication of North American Technician Excellence, the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians.

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