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The Importance of Managing Fleet Vehicles, Logistics

Miles, Maintenance, and Gas Adds Up Quickly for HVAC Technicians in the Field

It is vitally important HVAC companies have a sound business strategy regarding the size and maintenance of their respective fleets of vehicles. Regardless of size, each fleet must make attempts at increased efficiency and proper maintenance in order to have sustained profitability.


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What’s Your Online Biography Really Saying About You?

Share Your Accomplishments but Don't Stretch the Truth

The Internet has made it easy to craft and manage a personal brand. If you want to show up high in search engine results when someone looks for you online, a professional biography is fast becoming a requirement for today’s business executive.


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BAS Do More to Help Hospitals Spend Less

Administrators Rely on Data to Better Manage Energy Consumption, Cost of Health Care Facilities

Administrators are now looking to their BAS to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption as well as increase patient safety and satisfaction. 


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EPA Finalizes R-22 Phaseout Plan

Final Rule Limits Production to 22 Million Pounds Starting Jan. 1, 2015

Contractors who have found virgin hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 readily available at their local supply houses had best prepare for a drastic drop-off in such supplies very soon.


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Alternative HVAC Systems Popular in Hospital Applications

Health Care Facilities Embrace Nontraditional Equipment

While traditional hospital HVAC systems often consist of chillers and boilers, other types of equipment are becoming more widely accepted in the health care market, including variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, air curtains, and geothermal heat pumps. 


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Hospitals Contemplate Airborne Infection

HVAC Upgrades Part of Overall Strategy to Eliminate IAQ Issues

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health care-associated infections (HAIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. 


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The Professor: Eliminating Unwanted System Vapors

The Benefits of Pulling a Vacuum

The main reason for pulling a vacuum on a system is to rid it of unwanted gases, mainly air and water vapor. 


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Ice Breaker: Recording Refrigerant Usage; Observing Regulations

Modern Day Practices of an Aware, Alert Contractor

Today, recovering refrigerant from a system during major repairs is a routine practice for technicians and contractors.


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Council Aims to Implement Sustainable Literacy Policy by 2040

Council Wants Sustainable Literacy Policy by 2040

The plan discusses a large goal for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a graduation requirement around sustainability literacy by 2040.


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Facts + Figures: Oil Warm Air Furnace Shipments Up 8 Percent in August

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies. 


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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