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Fuel Cells May Reshape Home Hvac

August 24, 2000
Technology could solve blackouts, brownouts, a/c curtailments.
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Left Out of the Conversation: Computerized Buying

August 24, 2000
Automating buying saves contractors time, money, and materials.
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The Internet Can Help Meet Employment Challenges

August 24, 2000
Industry-specialized sites target qualified staff as well as customers.
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High-Tech Solutions Push Contractor to Success

August 24, 2000
Ontario Refrigeration has come a long way since starting out in 1958 servicing auto air conditioning.
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Mobile Data For the Next Generation of Field Techs

August 24, 2000
In the past three years there has been an explosion of growth in the Internet and wireless communications.
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Troubleshooting Hermetic Motor Failures

August 24, 2000
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the cause and magnitude of the various types of motor failures and its effect on the entire system.
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Bringing Wireless Technology Down To Size

August 24, 2000
Technology and the “realities of life” don’t always mix well in the hvacr service business.
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Capturing Commercial Business Via Customer Portals

August 24, 2000
During the past six months, a variety of “e-solutions” beneficial to contractors have entered the marketplace.
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Taking New Refrigerants to the Peak

August 23, 2000
The industry has made much ado about R-410A and -407C as long-term replacements for R-22.
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Small Town Contractor Has Big-Time Plans

August 23, 2000
Elliott Heating & Cooling located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a successful residential-light commercial service business.
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