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Marketing Magic: Untold Profit in Customer Relationships

Contracting Newsletters Worth Their Weight in Gold
By Adams Hudson
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How costly is it to build and keep a relationship? More importantly, how costly is it not to build the relationship? You’re about to find out.


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Selectiveness Key to Success at Home Shows

Contractors Discuss How to Effectively Exhibit at Home Shows
By Nicole Krawcke
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 For some, it’s not so much about the quantity of shows participated in anymore, but more about the quality of the events.


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App Zone: Aug. 18, 2014

Mobile Applications for the HVACR Professional
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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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Man Gets Prison Time for Venting R-22

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Clean Air Act
By Jen Anesi
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Martin C. Eldridge III now faces 31 months in federal prison for releasing the refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production in the U.S. due to its threat to the earth’s ozone layer.


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SkillsUSA Contest Awards HVACR Students

National Leadership and Skills Conference Prepares the Professionals of Tomorrow
By Peter Powell
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Under the eye of scoring judges, contestants brazed, executed air conditioning troubleshooting techniques, demonstrated refrigerant recovery and recycling skills, performed refrigeration maintenance, evaluated airflow, serviced a gas furnace, and were tested on geothermal equipment.


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The Role of Efficiency in Humidification

Manufacturers Accept the Humidification/Dehumidification Efficiency Challenge
By Matt Bishop
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As buildings and homes get tighter, the need for dehumidification is only going to increase.


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Residents, Occupants Benefit from Reduction in Humidity Levels

Contractors Can Help Satisfy Patrons, Personal Belongings
By Matt Bishop
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For better or worse, humidity levels impact a structure’s indoor comfort. Here are a few examples of how contractor-initiated humidity reduction has impacted unique applications.


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Are Contractors Taking Mold Seriously Enough?

Survey Says: No
By Matt Bishop
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Even though mold remediation could potentially open a new revenue stream for HVAC contractors, some believe their peers don’t take mold nearly seriously enough.


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Clearing the Air with Energy Efficiency

EPA Administrator Lays Out New Clean Power Plan at Annual Forum
By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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Energy efficiency and renewable energy are key components of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants.


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ASHRAE Showcases New Strategic Plan at 2014 Annual Conference

Indoor Environment Quality Global Alliance Brings ASHRAE, IAQA, Others Together
By Nick Kostora
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Nearly 1,700 people attended ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference, where ASHRAE touted the introduction of a new strategic plan, creation of a new IAQ alliance, and the announcement of a milestone related to its research program.


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Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. Posted on Sept. 12.

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