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New Honeywell Thermostat Designed For Ease Of Use

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Honeywell has introduced the FocusPROâ„¢ 5000, a non-programmable, digital thermostat designed to provide maximum ease of use for contractors and homeowners, says the company.
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Maintenance Of Residential Split System Air Conditioners

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This article provides some maintenance recommendations for technicians for their annual air conditioning system inspections.
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Filter Driers: The First Line Of System Protection

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Filter driers on air conditioning or refrigeration systems are exactly what their name implies - front-line protection designed to filter out contaminants and dry the refrigerant to avoid ice formation and oil degradation. But all filter driers are not created equal.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 7: Delegation, And More

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I delegate a project and it ends up back in my lap. It's frustrating because I think they don't care or they don't understand. What do I need to do?
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Btu Buddy 17: Examining A Cooling Tower Problem

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In this installment of the Btu Buddy series, Bob works on a water-cooled chiller with a high-pressure control that has the unit off. Btu Buddy assists him in inspecting the cooling tower and finding the problem.
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Setting Priorities

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The key to success in setting priorities is having a long time perspective. You can tell how important something is today by measuring its potential future impact on your life.
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The Green Gold Of Sustainable Construction

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Many Americans spend a major portion of their lives in conditioned environments and are concerned about the safety and health of those spaces. Green building helps alleviate those concerns.
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Modern HVACR Service And The Contractor's Bottom Line

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Contractors are facing increasing pressures to be more productive. Armed with the proper tools and knowledgeable staff, savvy contractors can overcome today's challenges.
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Ten Ways To Make Facilities More Energy Efficient

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Businesses of all sizes are challenged to improve their bottom line. Contractors can recommend that they adopt the following 10 steps to make their facilities more energy efficient, decrease energy expenditures, and support environmental stewardship.
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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 6: Financial Reports, And More

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I get a financial report from my accountants and, when I ask questions about what the items mean, they give me another accounting term I don't understand. It seems that their numbers are different than what is reality. Why?
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