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Don’t Ignore that Cooling Tower

Regular, Comprehensive Maintenance Essential for Maintaining Efficiency

When it comes to large commercial systems, cooling towers seem to receive less attention than other system components. Yet, cooling tower maintenance is vital to ensuring overall system efficiency and preventing downtime. 


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HVAC Contracting 101

My Two Cents: Setting an Adequate Contracting Pricing Policy

The Formula I Use to Appropriately Establish a Sales Price

One might think that determining selling prices would be a relatively easy task once the costs have been determined. However, I can assure you, based on personal experience and some classes I have presented, even the most intelligent and supposedly sophisticated contractors do not always arrive at the selling price they want and intend to use. 


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HVAC Market Update and Outlook

Pure-play Manufacturers, Service, and Distribution Outperform S&P 500

Within the HVAC universe, pure-play manufacturers have led the market since January 2012 with a cumulative return of 173 percent. Diversified HVAC manufacturers and HVAC service and distribution stocks have also performed well, gaining 67 percent and 62 percent, respectively.


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Products Debut in Time for the Summer

New Equipment is Designed with Comfort, Efficiency in Mind

The NEWS' annual issue has traditionally introduced the latest air conditioning units available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands.


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The Emergence of Zero Net Energy

Creative Thinking Needed for the Trend to Be Sustainable

A growing number of building owners are looking to design buildings that produce as much energy as they consume each year. These so-called zero-net-energy (ZNE) buildings may sound like a pipe dream, but they’ve already become a reality in many parts of the U.S. and around the world.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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