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Employment Background Checks Drawing Government Scrutiny

Contractors May Face Legal Hurdles When Using Background Checks During Hiring Process
By Joanna R. Turpin
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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

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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

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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
By Joanna R. Turpin
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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
By Angela D. Harris
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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
By Joanna R. Turpin
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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
By Matt Bishop
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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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HVAC Trends to Watch

Homeowners Becoming Increasingly Environmentally Conscious When Selecting Products
By Adam Kutner
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This year is shaping up to be a time of technological leaps and bounds, and the industry needs to keep up.


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Heat Pumps Used in Super-Efficient Home

Home Built to be as Energy- and Water-Efficient as Possible
By Joanna R. Turpin
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With projected total annual energy gain (with solar) of $123, the home falls safely into the zero net-energy usage category.


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Zoning Technology Rapidly Evolving

Products Becoming More Accessible, Easier to Install
By Matt Bishop
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Technology, in many ways, has helped save the average person time, money, and hassle. And, when it comes to zoning an HVACR system, technology has helped make zoning a more accessible option for consumers and contractors.  


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