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Newly Designed Ductless Products

A Contracting Quick-Reference Guide to Ductless Equipment
By Angela D. Harris
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This quick reference includes equipment and component photos along with product descriptions and specifications. 


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Obama’s Overtime Order Draws Skepticism

HVACR Associations, Contractors Question Government-Ordered Overtime Pay Expansion
By Peter Powell
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The motion has left many employers across the labor spectrum, including HVACR contractors, on high alert.


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Ductless Advancements Spur Interest

Contractors, Consumers More Apt to Consider Mini-Split Solutions
By Angela D. Harris
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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
By Ryan Rex
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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
By Gere Jordan
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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
By Tom Tuohy
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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
By Kyle Gargaro
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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
By Angela D. Harris
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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
By Rocco DiBenedetto
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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
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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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