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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 4: Tongue-Tied, And More

June 12, 2004
I hate public speaking but with an ever-expanding company I feel I must learn to talk to the company as a whole. Standing up in front of the entire company with every eye on me is unnerving. Do you have any suggestions?
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GPS Saves On Capturing And Tracking Job Costs

June 12, 2004
When you have a large contracting company, keeping close control of job time and costs can provide substantial savings and help increase profitability. That was the goal when this contractor looked into the use of a global positioning system (GPS) application.
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Distribution Software Provides Real-Time Benefits

May 28, 2004
Providing the most efficient link between contractor customer and its distribution operation was the goal. Even for those customers who were "technologically challenged," this distributor wanted to develop a simple computerized system that would provide immediate pricing updates and easier ordering.
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Using Smart Tools In HVACR

May 28, 2004
There are lots of useful tools for electrical work. To this day, we really can't tell that much about the refrigeration circuit. Here's a tool to help solve refrigeration circuit problems.
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Nine Things To Know Before Selecting A Web Host

May 28, 2004
It may seem simple yet it is oftentimes overlooked. When it comes to choosing the right Internet hosting provider for their Web sites, many business owners know very little about making the best Internet/Web hosting decisions. Here are some tips.
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Do You Really Need A New Computer System?

May 14, 2004
If you are considering replacing your computer systems (accounting, inventory control, etc.) because you don't get the information you need to manage your business, ask yourself a few questions and take a look at a more cost-efficient alternative.
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Btu Buddy 14: Fixing A Chronic Leaking Residential A/C Unit

May 14, 2004
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob learns the proper procedures for finding and fixing a refrigerant leak in a residential air conditioning unit.
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Efficiency And Indoor Air Quality In Relocatable Classrooms

May 14, 2004
School districts in California and throughout the U.S. are increasingly using relocatable classrooms (RCs), also known as modular or portable classrooms. A study was conducted that demonstrates technologies that can simultaneously improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality in RCs.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 3: Delegating Work, And More

May 1, 2004
I'm growing my company each year. That's the good news. However, I find I need to keep adding new people every time I grow. The bad news is that I find myself working harder and longer managing my ever-increasing staff.
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VFD Technology Reduces Harmonics At Partial Load

May 1, 2004
ABB is applying its patent-pending Swinging Choke technology "to reduce harmonics at partial load, making an essentially efficiency-driven solution that much more efficient."
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