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Why Home Standby Generators Are Needed

An Automatic Backup Generator Is Reliable in the Face of Impossible-to-Predict Variable Weather Conditions

The home standby generator is designed to be reliable in the face of the impossible-to-predict variable weather conditions that often necessitate its use; yet, many homeowners do not utilize this appliance. These generators provide homeowners reliable backup power to keep them comfortable, safe, and secure during a power outage.


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Building Your HVAC Business: Using Social Media to Grow - Part 2

Best Practices and Platform-Specific Strategies

In part one of this series, I discussed how Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest can help your HVAC business grow. Now that you understand a little more about social networks, I want to take the time to share some general best practices for using social media and some platform-specific strategies that I’ve found work well. 


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VSD Market to Grow by 30 Percent

Market to be Driven by Legislation and Increasing Awareness of Energy Efficiency

The global variable speed drives (VSD) market is forecast to grow by almost 30 percent to 2018, according to a report from BSRIA, a test, instruments, research, and consultancy organization headquartered in the United Kingdom.


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Boiler Troubleshooting

A Summary of Boiler Tips

With the heating season in full force, it is a good time to review best practices in heating troubleshooting. This article covers boilers. The following information is a summarized section from HVAC Troubleshooting, a guide book published by BSRIA, a test, instruments, research, and consultancy organization headquartered in the UK.


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Btu Buddy 143: Heat Pump with a Noisy Outdoor Fan

Bob and Tim were on their way to a service call on a heat pump. The homeowners are complaining about noise at the outdoor unit. When Bob and Tim arrived, the homeowners explained that the heat pump for upstairs is beside the house in a wooded area. It is under their upstairs bedroom window and it became loud last night.


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A#1 Air Solves Air Conditioning Challenges for Gas Monkey Garage

Dallas HVAC, Electric, Plumbing, and Security Contractor Answers the Call

Gas Monkey Garage, owned and operated by Richard Rawlings and home to the Discovery Channel’s series Fast N Loud, has gone since conception without air conditioning. Rawlings contacted A#1 Air and requested air conditioning for Gas Monkey Garage, believing it to be a simple job. It turned out to be much more.


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Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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