50 ways to remove excess work from your sheet metal shop

Lean manufacturing brings added value to customers and reduces the wasting of resources. There are many wastes in how HVAC construction contractors work.

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Innovation Nation: AHR Expo Award-Winning Products

Each year, the AHR Expo honors HVACR manufacturers with its Innovation Awards. The awards — which cover 10 categories from building automation to heating and cooling, on to green building and more — are chosen by a panel of ASHRAE judges.

Out of the ten categories, one overall winner is chosen as the most innovative of the year. During this year’s event in Las Vegas, the judges chose Taco in the plumbing category as the overall winner for its SmartPlug Smart Hot Water Recirculation Control. So what makes this product so innovative? And what is the future of innovation in the HVAC industry?

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The Golden Age of HVACR Software

The explosive growth of smartphones has led to hundreds of apps that can provide instant access to help anywhere and anytime it’s needed.

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Tools Becoming Smarter, Testing Instruments More Connected

The tools segment, specifically hand tools, may not be the first portion of the market that comes to mind when thinking of digital and connected HVAC devices. However, manufacturers are seeing interest in connected tools, and the adoption rate is growing rapidly.

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