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My Two Cents: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Simple Thermostats Are Morphing in Ways We Never Imagined
March 17, 2014

I believe it is clear that we are just at the beginning of this revolution, and it is likely that the changes and improvements in these devices are going to be released nearly as frequently as new cell phones enter the market. 


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Contractors Invest in Employee Health

Leaders Deem Wellness Programs as Worthwhile
March 17, 2014

Whether it’s company-wide initiatives, or opening an on-site gym, both residential and commercial companies are looking for new ways to improve employee wellness and boost productivity.


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European Spotlight

India Blocks HFC Phasedown; Spain Approves F-Gas Tax

March 17, 2014

India has continued to block the move for a global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown at a meeting of Montreal Protocol nations due to concerns over cost and availability of technology.


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Parties File Joint Settlement in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Motion Vacates Furnace Standards, Gives Time to Comply with Cooling Standards
March 11, 2014

The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and also give the industry an 18-month sell-through period to comply with the Jan. 1, 2015, efficiency standards for split-system air conditioners.


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The Case of the Missing Service Calls

Contractors Aim to Solve the Prevailing Mechanical Maintenance Mystery
March 10, 2014

One contractor noticed an alarming decline in service calls over the last four years, and he wondered if others were finding the same trend in their area. And the responses came pouring in.


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Cleaner, Smarter IAQ on the Horizon

New Technologies Promise Fresher Air, Healthier Occupants
March 10, 2014

New technologies are being developed in hopes of becoming the “next big thing” in air purification. But what is the future of air purification technology, and which products will win out in the end? 


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Customer Care the Key to Clean Air

A Genuine, No-Pressure Approach Crucial to Closing IAQ Add-Ons
March 10, 2014

While few will argue that clean air is a bad thing, explaining IAQ to customers and helping them understand its importance isn’t always easy. 


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Duct Dynasty: Measuring Static Pressure with a Magnehelic

Defining, Measuring, and Explaining Static Pressure with an Analog Manometer
March 10, 2014

The analog manometer, commonly referred to as a Magnehelic®, is a test instrument that has been around the HVAC industry for decades. 


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Marketing Magic: Why Your Website Isn’t Selling

SEO, SEM, Updates, and More Drive Online Success
March 10, 2014

Contractors want their websites to sell. Yet, for many, this online avenue for reaching customers falls short of their desires — and makes them wonder which way to point fingers.


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Denver Airport Upgrades Filtration System

New System Reduces Labor Costs and Material Waste, Improves Energy Efficiency
March 10, 2014

Facility staff hoped to standardize the HVAC filtration system while reducing labor costs, energy use, and material waste.


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