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Perseverance Key for Captain Mark Kelly

MCAA Annual Convention Includes Notable Keynote Speakers
June 10, 2013

Featured speakers during the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) annual convention conveyed a message about the importance of perseverance to success in professional and personal endeavors. The words of former astronaut and retired naval aviator Capt. Mark Kelly were no exception.


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GeoStar: Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

June 10, 2013

Combining a variable-capacity compressor with a variable-speed blower motor and a variable-speed loop pump, the Sycamore Series geothermal heat pumps provide energy-efficient comfort while protecting the environment, said the company. 


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Residential Contractors: June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013

Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating, Fresh Air Concepts win awards.


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Employment Background Checks Drawing Government Scrutiny

Contractors May Face Legal Hurdles When Using Background Checks During Hiring Process
June 3, 2013

This latest guidance from EEOC concerning background checks stems from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. But there is absolutely no reference made to criminal history, so how can EEOC threaten action based on Title VII?


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Facts + Figures: Warm Air Furnace Shipments Increase Nearly 23 Percent in March

June 3, 2013

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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Residential Contractors: June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

Kane Heating & Air Conditioning receives honor from American Home Shield.


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Optimizing Heat Pump Performance

Proper Maintenance Critical for Maintaining Heat Pump Efficiency
May 27, 2013

Regular maintenance is even more crucial for newer heat pumps, whose efficiency decreases greatly if not properly maintained.


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HVAC Offers Numerous Career Paths

Demand for Qualified Workers is Increasing
May 27, 2013

The industry is growing, and demand for qualified people both in the field and in the office is breeding an emergence of diverse HVACR positions.


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Heat Pumps Appearing in Cold Climates

Heat Pumps Use Less Energy, Provide Constant Heat in Home
May 27, 2013

Most heat pumps in colder climates still require some sort of backup heat — often an oil- or gas-fired furnace — but they are an excellent option that can provide customers with a more energy-efficient year-round solution.


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HVACR Equipment More Multifaceted

New Products Combine Design, Efficiency, and Comfort
May 27, 2013

With many manufacturers adding certain amounts of sizzle to their offerings, modern HVACR units are evolving into much more than just comfort machines. 


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2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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