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Court Adopts Regional Standards Schedule

Delay Means Lawsuit Could Stretch to Fall of 2014 and Beyond
January 20, 2014

Those involved in the ongoing regional standards lawsuit may get a chance to argue their case in court — but likely not until this summer.


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Best Contractors to Work For Light the Path to HVAC Success

Hard Work, Customer Service Define Winners
January 20, 2014

The NEWS' annual “Best Contractor to Work For” contest recognizes four contractors in four different regions of the U.S. for their efforts in making their workplaces not only areas where customer service is great, but places for employees to thrive and grow — places where a job is more than a job, it’s a career. 


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Choosing the Right HVACR Training

Remember the Three A’s
January 20, 2014

By visibly and publicly supporting professional training for its technicians, an HVACR business tells its customers that it is committed to ensuring they receive the most reliable, competent, and professional service possible.


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HVAC Contractors Seeking Employees

Industry Growth Increases Qualified Employment Demands
January 20, 2014

After discussing the employment situation with contractors from across the nation, it’s evident that much of the HVACR industry is looking for good people to fill the vacancies. 


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Practical Vibration Testing and Analysis

Examining Basic Fan Balancing to ‘Helicoptering’ Blades
January 20, 2014

Vibration has always existed in mechanical equipment, it just becomes bad when it impacts people, money, and equipment life; otherwise, it goes unnoticed. 


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HVAC Upgrade Saves Arena Energy Costs

Radiant Heaters, Sensors Improve Rink’s Efficiency
January 20, 2014

HVAC improvements at the Hamilton Ice Arena in Cleveland included replacing the damper actuators to control how much outside air is allowed into the space. 


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What’s Happening After Sales Training?

Everyone Benefits from Sharpened Sales Procedures
January 20, 2014

Sales techniques really do work in all markets, and when they are not working, they are not being used correctly. 


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By Failing to Plan, You’re Planning to Fail

January is a Great Time to Look at the Big Picture
January 20, 2014

It is necessary for us to step back and look at the big picture, at times, to make sure that our contracting firm is really headed in the right direction. 


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Rheem Purchases Heat Transfer Products

Strategic Acquisition will be Stand-Alone Unit of Rheem
January 20, 2014

HTPG, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment for the food service, food retail, and other non-consumable markets, hopes to see its products gain a new reach in international markets not currently served by HTPG.


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Historic Hotel Palomar Creates History by Installing Water-Source Heat Pump

Efficiencies Contribute to LEED Designation
January 20, 2014

The renovation focused on restoring existing historical elements, while also improving overall energy efficiency and reducing waste. 


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