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The Intrinsic Value of Character

A Valuable Reminder for Contractors and Wholesalers

Occasionally, people ask me to describe what it’s like to work in the HVAC industry. After a moment of reflection, I respond that it is a diverse industry with businesses large and small at the contractor level. I tell people many of those businesses are legacies, put together piece by piece, day by day, with the unyielding sacrifice of a family patriarch.


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Staying Safe When Using Wi-Fi

Be Aware of the Risks and Stay Secure

Wi-Fi is everywhere these days. Like digital technology in general, Wi-Fi gives us more freedom and power. But there are negatives associated with the positives; risks you should be aware of to reduce them.


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HVAC Supports Small Business Tax Relief Bill

HR 636 Would Allow HVAC Companies to Expense $500,000 in Depreciable Business Property

Despite receiving bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress last year as well as support from the HVAC industry and small businesses, the bill must pass the Senate and overcome a veto threat from President Barack Obama to become law.


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Ice Breaker: Using a Compressor Analyzer

A Valuable Tool to Prevent Unjustly Condemning Compresors

Too often, compressors get replaced when an external component, such as a defective start relay, start capacitor, or overload, is the true cause. A technician must always check these components before condemning the compressor.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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