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Reviewing all Aspects of Recovery Equipment

Old Requirements, New Equipment Dictate Recovery Procedures
April 7, 2014

What has changed over the past 25 years or so is the recovery equipment, and the latest generation of such equipment is a considerable improvement over that of the first generation.


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Post-Recession Guide to Getting Paid on Time

Prompt Payment, Credit Card Options Help Assure Business Success
April 7, 2014

It’s become more vital than ever for contractors to set up and enforce good policies to ensure they receive payment for the work they do.


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Election Season Could Derail Shaheen-Portman Bill

Clock Ticking for Energy Efficiency Bill as Primaries, Elections Loom
April 7, 2014

The bill faces an uphill battle as the tumultuous political climate of an election year threatens to stall the bill yet again.


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Predicting the Future of R-22 Reclamation

Company Leaders Comment on Reclamation’s Next Five Years
April 7, 2014

To see where the sector is headed over the next five years, The NEWS collected comments from numerous companies involved in reclamation services. Here, in alphabetical order by company, is a collection of the responses.


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Duct Dynasty: Do Your Tuneups Perform?

Properly Diagnose System Performance Using These Simple Measurements
April 7, 2014

Are your customers really getting better performance as a result of your performance agreement, or are you just insinuating they are? 


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My Two Cents: Everybody Wins with Maintenance Agreements

Contracts Ensure Constant Comfort, Help Keep Service Techs Busy
April 7, 2014

Maintenance agreements have always provided a number of benefits to both the contractor and his customer and are an opportunity that we as contractors should utilize and capitalize upon.  


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Top 7 Home-Performance Marketing Trends

Companies Need to Adapt Marketing Trends Swiftly and Efficiently
April 7, 2014

The marketing world is constantly changing, and nowhere more so than in the field of small business marketing. 


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up Nearly 28 Percent in January

April 7, 2014

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


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Goodman Names Takeshi Ebisu as CEO

April 4, 2014

Goodman Global Group Inc. names Takeshi Ebisu the president and CEO of Goodman and welcomed him as a member of its board of directors, effective April 17.


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EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
April 4, 2014

Group intends to file suit against the EPA, claiming the federal agency is allowing excessive amounts of virgin and imported R-22 into the U.S. market.


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