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NIBE to Acquire WaterFurnace

One of the Leading Heat Pump Manufacturers in Europe to Purchase North American Manufacturer
June 23, 2014

WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. and NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby NIBE will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of WaterFurnace by way of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.


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AHRI and Zero Zone Challenge DOE Rulemaking

Petitioners Ask for Review of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Standards
June 23, 2014

Petitioners contend DOE didn’t take all stakeholder comments into account when promulgating the rule.


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Mega Homes Require Thought, Planning

Large House Projects Present Challenges and Opportunities, Offer Grand Return on Investment
June 23, 2014

Working on these mega homes is a great opportunity for HVAC contractors, but there can also be many challenges in this line of work. 


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Many HVAC Options for High-End Projects

Customers Choose Top-of-the-Line Equipment to Meet Needs
June 23, 2014

Whether building a new house or retrofitting an existing one, homeowners have numerous options to choose from when it comes to HVAC equipment. 


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Blame the Kids: The Cause of Your Mechanical Malfunctions

Kids do the Darndest Things, Don’t They?
June 23, 2014

It took six firefighters to get the kid out of the duct, and Mama got older. Much older.


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Going Deep On Energy Retrofits

Extensive Work Results in Significant Energy Savings
June 23, 2014

Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home. 


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Deciphering the Value of Qualified Salesmen

Salesmanship is Not an Inherited Trait; Training is Required
June 23, 2014

Continuing education for salespeople is important, just like it is for installers and service technicians. 


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HARDI Takes on Legislators in DC

Congressional Fly-In Attendees Discuss Issues, Lobby for Change on Capitol Hill
June 23, 2014

The Congressional Fly-In gives HARDI members a chance to speak directly to congressional representatives about the legislative and regulatory issues impacting their businesses.


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Financing Energy Efficiency

Overcoming Barriers to Enhanced Building Efficiency
June 23, 2014

The energetic flow of financial resources to energy efficiency is vital to making efficiency work in the building marketplace. 


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Are Bearings Making You Spin?

An Inside Look at Installation, Application, and Lubrication Myths
June 23, 2014

The wheels of industry turn on bearings, so why do the wheels often vibrate, clatter, squeak, drag, and overheat? 


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Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

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