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Refrigerant Rule Provides Direction For Managing Leak Repairs

April 15, 2005
With the recent changes in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) 13-year-old refrigerant regulations, organizations must now really look at how they manage and account for refrigerants because EPA enforcement is now a black and white issue.
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Selling Commercial Service Agreements - Part 2

April 15, 2005
This is the second of a four-part series on selling commercial service agreements. This series is designed as a complete A-Z on how to sell and organize for commercial service agreements. This article covers equipment and system surveying and data gathering.
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Btu Buddy 25: Changing A Four-Way Valve On A Heat Pump

April 15, 2005
To finish the job they were working on last week (see "Btu Buddy 24: Looking At A Heat Pump Drawing A Lot Of Power"), Bob meets Btu Buddy at the jobsite to change the heat pump's four-way valve.
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Energy Recovery Wheel Maintenance

April 1, 2005
The maintenance requirements of filters, blowers, and motors are well known, but familiarity with energy recovery wheels is not as high. Understanding and implementing maintenance requirements for energy wheels will improve performance, effectiveness, and the life of the wheel.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 14: Growing Sales, And More

April 1, 2005
I want to grow my average sales per job. Is there anything I should be doing to make that a reality?
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Measuring Temperature And Humidity

April 1, 2005
The indoor environment technician must measure water temperatures, as well as dry bulb and wet bulb temperatures of air. For example, you may have to measure the entering and leaving temperatures for a coil - both for air and for water. Accurate readings can be critical.
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Btu Buddy 24: Looking At A Heat Pump Drawing A Lot Of Power

March 18, 2005
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob must diagnose a heat pump problem at a home where the power bill has risen dramatically in the last two months. Btu Buddy assists him in troubleshooting the system.
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Why Multiple Boilers Make Sense

March 18, 2005
Although most systems are designed around one large boiler, when you think about how most heating systems operate, multiple smaller boilers can make a lot of sense.
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Selling Commercial Service Agreements - Part 1

March 18, 2005
This is the first of a four-part series on selling commercial service agreements. This series is designed as a complete A-Z on how to sell and organize for commercial service agreements. This article discusses preparing for service agreement surveys.
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Nexstar Survey Finds Best In Customer Satisfaction

March 16, 2005
Nexstar, a training and development organization for contractors, feels so strongly about the importance of customer satisfaction, it conducts a survey of members' customers each year and reports the findings to those who participate. Here are the top 10 contractors in its latest survey.
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