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March 18, 2014: Central A/C, Heat Pump, Gas Furnace Shipments Up Sharply in January

Combined Shipments of Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps Up 23 Percent
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United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 370,582 units in January 2014, up 23 percent from 301,176 units shipped in January 2013, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) statistics. 


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Survey: 74 Percent of Contractors Unprepared for Efficiency Standards

Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Unaware of Pending Efficiency Ruling
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Unlike the 2005 regulation changes, the 2015 changes will affect both residential and commercial efficiency standards.


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ACCA Helps Contractors Overcome Challenges

Association Unveils More Opportunities for Contracting Success in 2014
By Matt Bishop
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The nonprofit indoor environmental and energy services association is working to overcome the many challenges set before its contracting members. 


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ACCA Contractors of the Year

We Care, Haller to Be Honored at ACCA 2014 in Nashville
By Matt Bishop
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Both award-winning contractors will be honored during the closing MainStage ceremonies at the 2014 ACCA Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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New ACCA Chairman: From the Basement to the Boardroom

Energetic Trademasters Boss Committed to Contracting Excellence
By Matt Bishop
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When Dave Kyle started his company, Trademasters Service Corp. back in 1990, it was just him and his wife, Beth, running the business from their basement. 


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Geothermal HP Incentives Done Right

Consumers and Utilities Could Benefit from Properly Executed Geothermal Incentives
By Terry Proffer
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While well intentioned, GHP incentives can be detrimental to the acceptance of the technology if steps aren’t taken to ensure successful installations.


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Employee-Owned Pleune Service Thriving

From Technician to CEO, Misiewicz Leads By Example
By Matt Bishop
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When Ken Misiewicz took over as CEO of Pleune Service Co. in 2000 he wanted to mold the company in a way that reflected his personal and professional views. Now, 13 years later, Pleune is rolling with a highly motivated 125-employee workforce.


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Contractors Invest in Employee Health

Leaders Deem Wellness Programs as Worthwhile
By Matt Bishop
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Whether it’s company-wide initiatives, or opening an on-site gym, both residential and commercial companies are looking for new ways to improve employee wellness and boost productivity.


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ACCA Releases Technical Bulletin

Document Highlights Changes in ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013
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This technical bulletin is particularly important for contractors who are currently following ASHRAE 62.2-2010, as ASHRAE has made major modifications to its latest update, ANSI/ASHRAE 62.2-2013.


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Kooltronic Inc.: Panel-Mount Air Conditioners

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The SlimKool Series, has a small footprint and a slim design in response to industry demands for enclosure cooling in smaller cabinets. 


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Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

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