Articles Tagged with ''opinion''

Testing the Legal Boundaries of a Rule-breaking Government

HVAC Industry Prepared to Play Litigation Limbo with the Government

It's important for you to keep an eye on what the DOE is proposing, and, when applicable, let the government know how and why its energy-saving laws could have a devastating impact on the cash savings of your business.

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Letters From Our Readers: Dec. 1, 2014

Steve Kshywonis, HVACR instructor at Portage Lakes Career Center in Uniontown, Ohio, discusses technician training and hiring.

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Veterans Can Be an Answer to the Workforce Problem

As contractors look to expand or simply replace a worker, those with U.S. military experience may have just the skills and attitude you’re looking for.

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Allow Employees the Freedom to Make Correct Decisions

It is all about what type of culture you are building and maintaining in your business. Empowered employees will stay at your company longer and will do a better job during their tenure.

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Letters From Our Readers: Oct. 27, 2014

Joe Ranck, Robert H. Ranck Inc., discusses molding and shaping the HVAC technicians of tomorrow.

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Techs Face High-GWP Regulations

HFCs Caught In Latest Phasedown Proposal

Almost universally now, those in the scientific community — and, perhaps most importantly, the regulatory sector — are expressing concern over what is now being called climate change.

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Podcasts: Oct. 20, 2014

Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati, discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. 

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The Downside to Advancing Technology

In today’s fast-paced world, it is often easiest to send an email or a text when communicating. But, as many of you business owners obviously know, the easiest route is often not the best route.

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Survey: How Much of Your Business is Heat Pumps?

Approximately how much of your business is heat pump installation and service?

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Podcasts: May 5, 2014

Rocco DiBenedetto, cofounder of **COOL and **HEAT, and operations manager at All Star Home Services in Miami, discusses how the **COOL/**HEAT call system can benefit contractors, and shares some managerial tips. 

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2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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