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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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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions 1: Hiring Your Kids, And More

March 5, 2004
My twenty-something children are ready to enter the business and there is resentment on the part of some existing management and employees. Any suggestions on how to bring them onboard without a mutiny?
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Vanity Phone Numbers Increase Recognition For Contractors

February 26, 2004
Vanity phone numbers allow a firm to create a unique image, which results in recognition, remembrance, and recall by the consumer to help bring in more profits, according to VantagePoint, a company that provides vanity phone numbers to HVAC businesses.
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Sharing Sales And Management Tips

February 21, 2004
BSI, a major contractor member peer-networking group, recently introduced a newsletter called The HVAC Connection to help educate and train HVAC sales and operations professionals. Here are some sales and management tips from the initial issue.
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Indications Without Insight Aren't Really Indications At All

February 21, 2004
Moisture indicators on HVACR systems have been billed as critical early-warning components in the fight to cut the long-term effects of water damage and reduce repair and maintenance costs. But do they truly live up to their billing?
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Btu Buddy 11: Handling An Over-Fired Boiler

February 21, 2004
In this installment of the series, Bob is called to do a tuneup on an oil boiler. When he starts it up, he finds too much heat is going up the flue. Btu Buddy helps him in narrowing down a solution.
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Is Avoiding A Callback Worth 10 Minutes Of Your Time?

February 7, 2004
Spending as little as 10 minutes discussing proper humidifier operation and troubleshooting tips with the homeowner at the time of installation could eliminate future callbacks.
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