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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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Gas Furnace Maintenance

March 4, 2005
This article provides recommended gas furnace maintenance procedures. The performance and operation of the furnace should be checked every year. This ensures the furnace owner of receiving the best possible performance and comfort from the equipment.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 13: Installer Rewards, And More

March 4, 2005
I have to nag and plead with my installers to do what they're being paid to do. They rarely finish their jobs on time, they use more materials than they're supposed to, and then they generate callbacks. Got any suggestions?
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Multi-Building Internet Demand-Response System Tested

March 4, 2005
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) have completed the first successful test of automated demand response in five large buildings.
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Hudson Technologies Becomes Energy Star Partner

March 4, 2005
Hudson Technologies announced that it has become an Energy Star® Service and Product Provider Partner. Hudson will now begin offering its Performance Optimization services, designed to improve the operating efficiency of refrigeration systems, under the Energy Star banner to industrial and commercial companies.
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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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