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Btu Buddy 13: A Lunch Seminar With Bob And Btu Buddy

April 17, 2004
In this installment of the Btu Buddy series, Bob and Btu Buddy meet at the local diner for lunch and discuss electric heat and the components that operate it.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 2: Damaged Tools, And More

March 31, 2004
I lend out tools and materials and they come back damaged ... if they come back at all. Any suggestions on how to remedy this problem?
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Preseason Air Conditioning Service

March 31, 2004
With the heating season winding down and the cooling season soon upon us, it is time to reconsider what is involved in proper cooling system maintenance.
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Commissioning: Quality Assurance For The Bottom Line

March 31, 2004
Commissioning starts by preventing errors in the most critical, early stages: planning and design. After the ground is broken, the process checks for correct installation and start-up. Only the next two stages, functional and performance testing, check for incorrect operation.
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Stick To Your Resolutions With An Action Plan

March 30, 2004
What is the best way to set goals and achieve them? Starting with a behavior-based plan is key. Here are some suggestions for goal setting and planning.
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Profits And Protection: The Benefits Of Surge Protection

March 19, 2004
What is the homeowner's No. 1 complaint regarding his HVAC system? It's downtime. What is the No. 1 cause of downtime? Other than poor maintenance or old age of the equipment, the leading cause is power quality.
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Nationwide Recruiting: Your Best Bet

March 19, 2004
Not all potential "superstar" recruits are in your own backyard. The best person for the position you have open may be in the next county, next state, or even 900 miles away.
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Btu Buddy 12: Tackling Low Airflow With Electric Heat

March 19, 2004
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob gets a call from the dispatcher about an office that has electric heat. It is very cold outside and one of the office zones is not heating as it should.
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A Review For Safety's Sake

March 5, 2004
For some of you, this article will be a review to refresh your memory about the importance of "safety first." For those of you starting out as technicians, it could keep you from serious injury - or worse - out in the field.
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VFD Electronic Bypass Benefits

March 5, 2004
A VFD bypass assures the customer uninterruptible operation with their HVAC system - the ability to keep their fans and pump running at all times - even if the drive is taken out of the loop for whatever reason.
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