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HVAC School Aims to Put Veterans to Work

York Quality Education Training Center to Train Veterans, Civilians
March 17, 2014

York’s Quality Education & Training Center is working with a local organization called Save Our Veterans (SOV) to teach trained military personnel new skills pertinent to a profession in HVACR.


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New ACCA Chairman: From the Basement to the Boardroom

Energetic Trademasters Boss Committed to Contracting Excellence
March 17, 2014

When Dave Kyle started his company, Trademasters Service Corp. back in 1990, it was just him and his wife, Beth, running the business from their basement. 


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Expo Attendees Dig into Efficiency

Saving Energy is the Overriding Theme at 2014 ASHRAE Conference, AHR Expo
March 17, 2014

The 2014 AHR Expo served as the HVACR industry’s “Sustainability Central” when it took place recently in New York City. 


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Is Heat Recovery an Option in Factories?

Factories Benefiting from Energy-Efficient Alternatives
March 17, 2014

Heat recovery systems help companies improve their efficiencies by utilizing heat already in the system, producing the desired purification and temperatures.


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Geothermal HP Incentives Done Right

Consumers and Utilities Could Benefit from Properly Executed Geothermal Incentives
March 17, 2014

While well intentioned, GHP incentives can be detrimental to the acceptance of the technology if steps aren’t taken to ensure successful installations.


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Contrasting Rules of Thumb, Calculations

Using Accurate Numbers is the Professional Thing to Do
March 17, 2014

If you’re using a calculator, spreadsheet, or other computational tool, you should use the most accurate numbers possible. It’s just part of being a professional.


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Are Taxes on the Rise?

Savvy Business Owners Carefully Manage their Books
March 17, 2014

Many business owners and professionals will be shocked when they see their 2013 income tax bill as taxes overall will likely rise 10-15 percent.


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I’m Proud to Be a Professional Tradesman

The Real Story — Contrary to Popular Belief — is Not Always Disclosed in the Numbers
March 17, 2014

We need trades professionals with the skills and knowledge to perform and meet the growing demands in building the infrastructure in this country and to create the spin-offs that come with a growing, thriving economy.


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European Spotlight

R-22 Phase Out — HCFC’s Final Orders

Now is the Time to Act and Replace R-22
March 17, 2014

Europe is now only a year away from a total ban on R-22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). And the European HVAC industry has to act fast to get the message across to customers.


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Employee-Owned Pleune Service Thriving

From Technician to CEO, Misiewicz Leads By Example
March 17, 2014

When Ken Misiewicz took over as CEO of Pleune Service Co. in 2000 he wanted to mold the company in a way that reflected his personal and professional views. Now, 13 years later, Pleune is rolling with a highly motivated 125-employee workforce.


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