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UV-C Systems for Commercial HVAC

Technology Provides Continuous Surface Cleaning of Cooling Coils and Drain Pans
By Forrest Fencl
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Although UV-C is simple, many contractors are mystified about how UV-C works and how to apply it cost-effectively. These aspects and other misunderstood issues are addressed here .


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My Two Cents: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Develop a Routine and Implement it
By Butch Welsch
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As a contractor, you need to have systems in place to ensure the proper planning is done for every job. 


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Identifying Trigger Points to Efficiency

Symposium Examines Large-scale Energy Management
By Herb Woerpel
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If energy productivity doubles in the next 15 years, Americans could save $327 billion by the year 2030. 


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Today’s HVAC Instruction Bucks Tradition

Classrooms Feature Mix of Traditional, Online Learning Techniques
By Cherie Preville
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Instruction has progressed toward a myriad of technologies, many times in conjunction with each other, to teach students and techs, whether the instructors and students are in the same room or not. 


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How to Find Supply Chain Talent

By Mark W. Bray
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Organizational leaders need to quickly start asking themselves one simple question, “Where do we find a supply of good talent?” 


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Tomorrow’s Technology in Use Today

A Sampling of Real-Life Refrigerant Applications
By Peter Powell
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Some forward-thinking businesses are employing tomorrow's refrigeration technology today. Here are a few examples.


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The Flat Rate Debate

Contractors Discuss Which Pricing Strategies Work for Them
By Joanna R. Turpin
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There are pros and cons to both pricing strategies, which is why many contractors have determined a combination of the two makes the most sense.


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Swedish Manufacturer NIBE to Acquire WaterFurnace

WaterFurnace to Expand Commercial Geothermal Offerings in US, Abroad
By Jen Anesi
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Before announcing the purchase, WaterFurnace had been courted by other potential buyers for several months.


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Blended Beverage Equipment Does It All

Ice Making Just One Piece of this Technology’s Puzzle
By Peter Powell
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Technicians need to to be aware that ice machine servicing expertise might be just one small part of the technology they could encounter on a single piece of refrigerated equipment. 


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Duct Dynasty: Duct Sealing Side Effects You Need to Know

Take Caution When Sealing Up Undersized or Oversized Equipment
By David Richardson
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Is there a possibility that duct sealing could negatively affect an HVAC system? 


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