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North Valley Mechanical

July 5, 2012

NY Mayor’s Entourage Tries Window AC to Cool Parked SUV

By Melissa Russo Mayor Bloomberg’s entourage is getting creative about trying to keep his parked SUVs cool in hot weather, without idling the engines. Workers put a […]
June 28, 2012

Global Demand for Air Conditioning Forces Tough Environmental Choices

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL and ANDREW W. LEHREN In the ramshackle apartment blocks and sooty concrete homes that line the dusty roads of urban India, there is a new status symbol […]
June 19, 2012

Top 5 hidden home hazards

  Each year, 33.1 million people are injured by consumer products in the home. Some hazards are from products the Agency has warned about for years; […]
June 7, 2012

How to survive a short sale

by Jessica Watson No matter where you are living these days, chances are, if you are trying to sell your home it’s not nearly as easy as […]
May 24, 2012

The Future of Quality Control

by Richard Knaub. I’m not a gambler. Outside of a dollar bet on the Super Bowl with members of my family, I don’t make bets. I do […]
May 22, 2012

News Flashback: Building Performance News, Developments & Discussions

by Megan Treacy Home energy efficiency startup Essess has a pretty cool idea for bringing building energy efficiency information to the masses. It’s basically a merging of […]
May 17, 2012

Zero to Three Million

Leah Thayer | daily5Remodel Selling home-performance improvements can be a challenge even in strong housing markets. With little visible “bling” to show the neighbors, and energy savings […]
May 15, 2012

Pics from Sedona

We made it to Sedona last week for a special referral and thought the views were worth sharing!
May 10, 2012

Heat Pump or Air Conditioner

As we move into the hotter summer months, homeowners may wonder which product — a new air conditioner or heat pump — works best for their […]