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March 21, 2012

Spotlight

When it Comes to Refrigerants, DuPont Leads the Way

The modern age of refrigeration began in the early 1930s when DuPont and General Motors combined their resources to develop Freon® as a fluorocarbon refrigerant that was safer and more effective than toxic alternatives. The production of Freon® 12 soon reached commercial quantities, and it gained broad acceptance throughout the refrigeration industry. Over the years, DuPont continued to bring forward innovations in commercial refrigerants, including R-11, R-114, R-113 and R-22.

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Hot Topics

Why Your Distributorship Needs (Or Doesn't Need) a Mobile App

One of the most asked questions I get is “Why does my business need a mobile app?” Before I begin answering this question, I think it is important for everyone to understand their choices for a mobile presence.

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First Search, Now Publishing? The Threat that Is Google

A decade ago when I worked for Penton Media, Google was a hot topic. To partner or not? Do we, as publishers, open up our web content to Google's spiders?

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Features

There's a Cloud Overhead

Can you get any real work done or have any serious fun with “cloud computing?” Cloud computing is the latest incarnation of an old concept in computerdom, the use of remote computer services.

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Consultant's Corner

Putting Out the Flames

Since the outset of the online world, the most defining aspect of online group discussions has been the uninhibited way that participants let loose with their anger. “Flaming” is almost as integral to the Internet today as linking.

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Breaking News

Versatile New Pex Stapler for Wood or Foamboard

Designed for use with in-floor radiant heating installations, this easy-loading and portable stapler, with magazine feed, operates from a standing position to quickly secure a layout of PEX pipe (polyethylene cross-linked tubing) to a wooden sub-floor or foamboard base.

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ClimateMaster Breaks the 40 EER Barrier

ClimateMaster announced an efficiency breakthrough with introduction of the Trilogytm 40 series, the first geothermal heat pumps ever certified by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to exceed 40 EER at ground-loop (GLHP) conditions.

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HARDI, HVACR Industry Mourns the Passing of Karl Larson

It is with deep regret that HARDI announces the passing of Karl Gustave Adrian Larson, 80 years old, of Aspen, Colorado on March 4, 2012 in Palm Springs, California.

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