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Boxer Drives Service Experts Resurgence

Service Experts Answers the Bell Thanks to Scott Boxer
December 23, 2013

In just eight months, Boxer, who served as president and COO of Service Experts from 2003 until his retirement in 2010, has helped bring Service Experts back to prominence. 


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Coupons Drive Business, Attract New Customers

Jury Out on Success of Deep Discount Sites
December 23, 2013

More and more managers are doing something different to drum up business and are considering nontraditional methods to maximize their spot in the marketplace.


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SMACNA Talks Pension Reform in Maui

Event Featured New Products, Speakers, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor, and More
December 23, 2013

In addition to the new product showcase, numerous other sessions tackled subjects from new technology to innovative business ideas, new marketing opportunities, and industry-related legislation.


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Congress Unlikely to Renew HVAC Tax Provisions in 2013

25C, 179D, Other HVAC-Related Tax Provisions Set to Expire on Dec. 31
December 16, 2013

Though industry leaders agree that the provisions will probably be renewed, it may not happen for a while, which would again leave some manufacturers, distributors, and contractors in limbo.


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HPC Sales Come in All Forms

The More the Merrier for HVAC Contractors
December 16, 2013

Just as no two houses are exactly the same, neither are the homeowners who live there. While one may have the resources to make all the energy-efficient improvements to the house at once, another may have to make selective upgrades over time.


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NEWS Panel Highlights Smartest Products

Contractor Board Shares Insight into the Most Intelligent Products They Install
December 16, 2013

We asked the contractors on our editorial advisory board to share which products they believe truly deserve to be called smart — and why.


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Bringing Work Home:

Contractors Sample Smart Products On Their Own

Hands-on Approach Allows Contractors to Practice What They Preach
December 16, 2013

Instead of just reading the literature or talking to their distributor about the product, some contractors are literally bringing their work home with them by installing these products inside their own residences.


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You Don’t Need a Weatherman

You Do Need Knowledge of the Quirks of Older Heating Systems
December 16, 2013

Unless you get an older steam system working as it should be working, sensors and software will just let you know that something is wrong.


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Smart HVAC Products Getting Even Smarter

Consumer Expectations Set Trends for More Data, Connected Solutions
December 16, 2013

As technology is becoming increasingly accessible and interconnected, consumer demand is fueling the rise of intelligent products in the HVAC marketplace.


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Marketing Magic: Internet Marketing for HVAC Contractors

Ensure Your Website and Direct Mail Marketing Efforts are Working as a Team
December 16, 2013

As a contractor in the cooling/heating trade, how do you feel about our company and services being marketed to retail customers via the Internet versus direct mail?


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