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Constructing Comfort — One Tool at a Time

It Takes the Right Instruments to Get the Job Done
March 3, 2014

Once equipped with the right dose of knowledge and the proper tools, contractors are able to offer whole-house “Goldilocks” solutions: Those that fit just right. 


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HARDI Distributors Gather in Phoenix

Annual Conference Urged Members to Find 'New Pathways to Success'
March 3, 2014

Distributors from all around the country traveled to Phoenix for Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International’s (HARDI) annual conference. 


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Gold Medal Service Reinvents its Wheel

Company Finds Success in Expanding Homeowner Services
March 3, 2014

Mike Agugliaro and Rob Zadotti realized something had to change. Their company was scuffling, and they were working around 80 hours per week. They’d finally had enough.


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Facts + Figures: Air-Source Heat Pump Shipments Up 19 Percent in December

March 3, 2014

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.  


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HVAC Manufacturers Expect Modest Gains in 2014

Most Expect Economy to Still Be a Concern This Year
February 24, 2014

The latest report from Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) indicates that 2013 will likely end on a positive note.


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Energy Shortage Triples Propane Prices

Frigid Weather, Temperatures Cripple Supplies in Midwest, Northeast US
February 24, 2014

A gallon of the liquefied, flammable hydrocarbon (HC) gas that sold for $1 last year has risen nearly four-fold in cost.


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Contractors Looking to Hire in 2014

Business Growth Leads to Need for More Workers
February 24, 2014

Contractors' workloads are increasing, and they need to hire more employees to be able to meet the needs of their customers.


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HVAC Contractors Hopeful Heading Into 2014

Although Economy is Improving, Hurdles Remain for Many During Recovery
February 24, 2014

While contractors' outlooks can vary depending on a lot of factors, they generally have a positive outlook on 2014.


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Distributors Delight in HVAC Equipment Replacement Growth

Sluggish Recovery Still a Concern
February 24, 2014

HARDI's latest report showed modest sales growth of 3.6 percent for November 2013, which is less than the 6 percent growth reported for November 2012. 


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My Day as a Potted Plant

A Tale of Corporate Misunderstanding and Embarrassing New Suits
February 24, 2014

The year I served as the potted plant, Sheraton was building a hotel out on Lawn Guyland. This is where things got tricky. 


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