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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 17: Getting Organized, And More

July 9, 2005
I run around all day fighting one fire after another and as a small contractor I need to do everything. By the end of the day, I know I've forgotten half of what I was supposed to be doing. Any suggestions?
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Checking Indoor Airflow

July 9, 2005
Indoor airflow in any air conditioning system is critical. Too much air and the customer suffers lack of dehumidification in cooling. Too little air in cooling may freeze the coil. Here are procedures on how to measure airflow.
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Specifying Adjustable Frequency Drives For Electromagnetic Compatibility

June 25, 2005
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the ability of electrical/electronic equipment to operate in its installation environment while neither causing nor experiencing electromagnetic interference (EMI). Here is a review of EMC standards and recommendations for drives specifiers.
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Selling Commercial Service Agreements - Part 4

June 25, 2005
This is the fourth and final article 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 proposal writing strategies.
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Btu Buddy 27: A Compressor With Internal Leak

June 25, 2005
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob's cooling system service call seems to be a classic case of low charge. With Btu Buddy's help, he discovers that it's actually a compressor problem.
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Quick Facts: Superheat And Subcooling

June 12, 2005
Supeheat and subcooling are two terms that every service technician should know. Here are some quick facts on what they are and why they're important.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 16: Taking Control, And More

June 12, 2005
Our trucks are a mess! Our techs look like they slept in their uniforms! I pay for all this great marketing and tell potential customers we're better than the rest and then we show up looking like the worst. What can I do?
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Energy Efficiency: The Real Thing

June 12, 2005
The Alliance to Save Energy's recent "Great Energy Efficiency Debate" in Washington included a lone HVAC representative - James Wolf of Trane. Wolf agreed to talk with The News about his panel's discussion and comment further on the issues raised.
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Oil Heat Cares Convenes First Meeting

June 2, 2005
The first board meeting of "Oil Heat Cares" convened at the recent National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM) meeting. The group's purpose is to raise money and provide assistance to individuals and groups who need service or replacement of oil heating equipment.
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Electrical Safety

May 27, 2005
You use electricity every day of your life, so it is easy to take it for granted. Yet electricity is a major cause of injury on the job. This article provides tips on how to work on electrical equipment safely, avoid accidents, and avoid damage to equipment.
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