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Ductless Advancements Spur Interest

Contractors, Consumers More Apt to Consider Mini-Split Solutions
April 28, 2014

What began in the U.S. as a niche technology is seemingly setting its sights on mainstream application. 


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Furnace Change Out Just the First Step

Consider All Home-Performance Aspects While in a Home
April 28, 2014

In an emergency situation, clients usually agree to address their emergency need and worry about tightening the building envelope later. However, when time allows, good practice these days should go much deeper. 


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Telephone Tips for HVAC Contractors

Despite Technological Advances, Contractors Still Need to Answer the Phone
April 28, 2014

No matter how awesome your website is or how many followers you have on Twitter, you need to get telephone customer service right in order to grow your business.


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Communication is a Contractor’s Best Tool

Don’t Be Afraid to Share the Ins and Outs of a New Wet Heat System
April 28, 2014

The moral of the story is to do the complete job, from the start. This means explaining to the homeowner ahead of time what you are going to do and the potential problems that could arise after the installation is complete. 


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MCAA Conference Exceeds Expectations

Event Featured Training, Networking, Entertainment, and More
April 28, 2014

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) traveled to Phoenix recently to “Exceed Expectations” at the organization’s annual conference. .


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End Users Sold on Mini-Split Benefits

HVAC Contractors Frown Upon Growing DIY Availability
April 28, 2014

End-user interest is not only driving demand, but is also giving rise to new trends in ductless equipment, including the rise of do-it-yourself (DIY) installations.


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The Dangers of Unlicensed HVAC Contracting

In This Industry, You Get What You Pay For
April 28, 2014

Unfortunately, even though there are laws and regulations against unlicensed contractors in most U.S. counties, enforcement is often slow or nonexistent. 


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App Zone: April 28, 2014

Mobile Apps for the HVAC Industry
April 28, 2014

As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest.
 


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When I’m 64: Knowledge is the Greatest Gift

Knowledge is the Greatest Gift You Can Give
April 28, 2014

I turned 64 in January, and if I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. 


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Court Accepts Regional Standards Settlement

Regional Standards Lawsuit Officially Ends with Court’s Approval
April 24, 2014

The court’s actions officially ends the two-plus year legal battle between the DOE and several organizations, including HARDI, AHRI, and ACCA.


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