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Btu Buddy 23: Handling A Frozen Outdoor Coil On A Heat Pump

February 18, 2005
In this installment of the Btu Buddy series, Bob finds a frozen outdoor coil on a heat pump that will not defrost. Btu Buddy helps in determining the problem.
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Certification Guide Provides Solid Reference

February 18, 2005
HVACR service technicians, and aspiring technicians, now have a comprehensive guidebook to assist them in gaining various certifications: the HVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide.
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How To Avoid Bad Marketing Advice

February 18, 2005
Lots of "experts" are ready and willing to tell you what you should be doing to promote your business and increase sales. But some of them are flat-out wrong. How can you sift the good from the bad? Here are some basic principles.
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Forced Air Zoning: Friend Or Foe?

February 5, 2005
Do you truly understand the advantages that zoning offers not only to customers, but also contractors? This article details the basic concept and benefits of zoning.
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Water Quality Guidelines For Evaporative Cooling Products

February 5, 2005
A proper water treatment program, administered under the supervision of a competent water treatment specialist, is an essential part of routine maintenance to ensure the safe operation and longevity of evaporative cooling equipment. Here are some treatment tips.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 12: Making Money, And More

February 5, 2005
I sometimes get the techs to do more than the job they were called to do. I sometimes get the daily sales numbers posted. I sometimes hold the weekly sales meeting. I sometimes do sales training. And I sometimes make money.
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Help Customers Reduce Heating Bills This Winter

January 21, 2005
There are three overlooked sources of heat loss in the home - the folding attic stair, the fireplace, and the clothes dryer. Here are some tips and techniques to quickly and inexpensively seal and insulate these areas.
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Navigate The River Of Paperwork With A Record Retention Policy

January 21, 2005
Maybe you think your company is drowning in a river of old paperwork. The more you shred or toss, the better, right? Actually, no. Think twice before you chuck overboard those 20-year-old workers' compensation policies or defunct contracts.
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Btu Buddy 22: Finding Excess Heat Exchanger Scale

January 20, 2005
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob goes on a no heat call and finds some large pieces of scale laying on a burner surface. Btu Buddy notes there are several possibilities for excess heat exchanger scale and helps Bob pinpoint the source.
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Heat Pump Electrical Component Checks

January 9, 2005
In performing service and troubleshooting on heat pump systems, there are various electrical components to be checked. This article provides information to aid in inspecting and servicing these components.
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