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New Jersey contractors fight cross-subsidization ‘loopholes’

By John R. Hall
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New Jersey’s new utility deregulation law, which takes effect August 1, will allow consumers to choose between gas and electric providers.
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Efficiency and its benefits discussed at national forum

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The end of the millennium brings to a close an amazing decade filled with many changes in the energy industry — changes that are being marked by the 10th anniversary of the annual Energy Efficiency Forum to be held here June 9.
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What contractors want most from technicians: Honesty

By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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Many contractors say that character comes first when hiring new technicians, as long as the candidate has a mechanical aptitude.
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Take it from me: Safety must be your top priority

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The hvacr service technician is in one of the highest potential injury professions in the world.
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Six steps to overcoming the price objection

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Survey after survey reveals that people are more concerned about value, quality and service than price.
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Easy-to-install radiant heating offers contractors new market opportunities

By John R. Hall
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This product claims to take the science of radiant floor heating one step further.
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Infrared heat is making its mark in one of the world’s most popular sports

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A venture into year-round golf is just one of many irons in the fire for Solaronics.
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Always for them: Duty, Honor, Country

By John R. Hall
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As Americans salute military veterans on Memorial Day, several hvacr contractors reflected on their years of active duty. The memories of their service have had profound effects on them.
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Commercials on hold are music to the ears of hvacr contractors

By John R. Hall
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Many hvacr contractors are turning to telephone “on-hold” advertising as an effective, inexpensive way to market products and services to a captive audience.
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Specifying valves ain’t like it used to be

By Joanna R. Turpin
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The Internet can be your late-night (or any time) valve-specifying buddy.
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