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Electronic Tools: Products Get Smarter, Smaller, More Sensitive

Stride Tool Inc. Takes Gold for its Imperial iManifold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Electronic Tools category.


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Testing + Monitoring Equipment: Refined, Restyled Diagnostics Earn Awards

Dwyer Instruments Inc.’s HVAC Mobile Meter Given Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Testing and Monitoring Equipment category.


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Ventilation: Winners Focus on Style, Fresh Air

Havaco Technologies Inc.’s Quick Connect Ceiling Diffuser Wins Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Ventilation Products category.


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Multitasking Contractors Share Expertise with Peers

Contractors Find Success in Consulting
By Matt Bishop
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No matter the means, there does seem to be a market for contractors who are interested in helping other contractors. 


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Back to Basics for Residential Companies

Answer the Call, Regardless of the Hour or Day
By Michael Cassity
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We have all heard the cliché “evolve or die” thousands of times, and it’s absolutely true. But evolving in and of itself, or evolving just for the sake of evolving, is not enough. 


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The Demise of HVAC Customer Service

P.S., It’s the Customer’s Fault
By Steven L. Dobbins
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It’s not just the “me” generation that has caught up to all of us. The self-respect generated by a job well done is the exception now, whereas it used to be the rule. Why? What changed?


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Capitalizing on a Surging IAQ Market

Stick to Proven Sales Techniques, Offer Options
By Kimberly Schwartz
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If HVAC contractors start by viewing IAQ sales as different from other sales, they just might be setting themselves up for failure. 


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Direct Energy Launches HVAC Residential Leasing Program

Program Presents Opportunities for Homeowners, HVAC Contractors
By Jen Anesi
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The program targets homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC systems with little or no upfront cost and low monthly payments spread over a much longer payback period than most other financing options. 


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‘It’s Too Noisy:’ Addressing Acoustics

Good Design Prevents Noise Complaints
By Kimberly Schwartz
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While there are a variety of HVAC system issues that can negatively affect building acoustics, experts say that minimizing noise and vibration is easiest to achieve when starting with a good design.


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Monitoring IAQ Dangers

Tighter Buildings Pose Risks; Market Poised for Growth
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Unsafe levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and other toxic gases can threaten the health and safety of occupants inside buildings and homes. 


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Jeff Nusz, president, Reitmeier HVAC Services, Tualatin, Oregon, joins the program to discuss how he modernized his website and gained new clients and more money because of it. We’ll go through the process of the change and much more.  Posted on Aug. 1.

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