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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 8: Staying Focused, And More

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I come to work with dozens and dozens of things on my to-do list. And then life hits me as I enter the door and my to-do list is forgotten. What should I do to stay focused?
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Understanding Heat Pump Sequence Of Operation

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In order to service and troubleshoot an air-source heat pump system, a service technician must understand the unit's sequence of operation. Where the system varies from its normal sequence is a major clue to any problems.
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HUD Web Tool Helps Improve Home Energy Efficiency

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently launched the Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor, a free Web-based tool designed to help homeowners, contractors, architects, facility managers, and others to improve energy efficiency in existing homes during renovation and remodeling.
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Btu Buddy 18: Compressor With Refrigerant Flooding Back

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In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob works on a system that is not cooling properly and finds that refrigerant is flooding back to the compressor. Btu Buddy aids in pinpointing and curing the problem.
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How To Get Feedback That Benefits Your Business

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The best way to evaluate how your business is doing is to gather feedback from your customers and employees. Here are some pointers that will help you get the feedback you need to improve your business.
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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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