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Test and treat acid in refrigerant or risk reduced equipment lifespan

August 15, 2000
The development of acids in the refrigerant of vapor compression refrigerators, heat pumps, and air conditioners can severely shorten the life of the compressor and the refrigerant.
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Aeroseal employs on-site computerized diagnosis, sealing, certified results

August 15, 2000
Aeroseal promotes and trains contractors in computerized duct diagnostics, sealing, and certifying results following such service.
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Carrier and ICP: 'Distinct and separate'

August 15, 2000
Carrier’s intended purchase of International Comfort Products won’t affect either of the two companies’ existing brand names.
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Noncompete agreements: How to make them stick

August 15, 2000
As an employer, you do not want to think that an employee would ever steal your clients, but it happens all the time.
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Modulated technology: A new era in the world 'luxury' air conditioning

August 15, 2000
The emergence of modulated scroll systems will play an increasingly key role in this marketplace.
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Geothermal: Building a unique niche in a crowded market

August 15, 2000
Many of the most successful geothermal contractors have found geothermal to be a true differentiator for them, allowing them to offer their customers several levels of choices, as well as a product that is not available from every company.
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New technology, opportunities beckon contractors to seal ducts

August 15, 2000
To help contractors as well as owners of residential hvac systems, new technological advancements may provide better duct-sealing solutions, particularly on existing systems where ducts are inaccessible.
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Peers pressure unlicensed competitors

August 15, 2000
A group of Florida contractors formed an association to address the growing number of unlicensed competitors.
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Fix-it-yourself recovery units cost less, last longer, say mfrs

August 15, 2000
When the first recovery machines came on the market, getting them repaired was a time-consuming process.
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Performance, ease of operation, support are critical issues in recovery decision

August 15, 2000
Deciding what recovery unit to buy for your shop may not rate the same as buying, say, a new car, but it still deserves serious thought.
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