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Utilities Debate Value of Energy Efficiency

Providers Believe Rebates and Reward Programs Have Become Too Expensive
By Nick Kostora
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What kind of energy-efficiency goals are realistic, what types of rebates and reward programs should energy providers have in place for consumers, and how great is the demand for these conservation programs?


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HVAC Commercial Contractor: Sept. 8, 2014

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Hill York promotes Mike Murphy to vice president, Central Florida Operations; more HVAC commercial contractor news briefs.


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HARDI Distributors Report Revenue Increase

Annualized Growth 6.6 Percent Through June 2014, According to Report
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The average sales growth for reporting HVACR distributor members increased by 10.1 percent in June 2014, according to a trends report released by HARDI.


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LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue

Certified Hotels Boast 'Substantial Increases' in Daily Rates, Revenue
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The study found substantial increases in average daily rates and revenue per available room for the LEED hotels by comparing LEED-certified hotels with a competitive set of noncertified hotels.

 


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Overcoming Economic Uncertainty: Contractors Insist Cash is Key

Contractors Discuss Strategies to get Through Hard Times
By Matt Bishop
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As many residential and commercial contractors learned during the most recent recession, having a battle plan for surviving tough times is an absolute must.


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HVAC Commercial Contractor: Sept. 1, 2014

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Hill York named Rob Pulsifer vice president of Energy Solutions; more HVAC commercial contractor news briefs.


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How to Minimize HVAC Customer Callbacks

Discipline and New Technology Help HVAC Contractors Prevent Errors
By Jack Sine
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What is a super tech? A super tech is one who eats, sleeps, and breathes HVAC. He may be a contractor, manager, or technician, but, above all, he is a perfectionist. And his greatest enemy is the callback.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Quietside Has Been Master Distributor for Samsung HVAC Products in US and Canada Since 1997
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Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp., a leading distribution channel for HVAC products. Quietside has been the master distributor for Samsung HVAC products in the United States and Canada since 1997.


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Cool Summer Weather Impacting Supply Chain

Cool Weather Eases Strain in Some Regions, Replacement Is a Mixed Bag
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Many contractors are reporting issues with parts and equipment availability in their local regions this summer, attributing cooler seasonal temperatures and unpredictable consumer behavior as the likely causes.


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Running a Profitable Service Department

Key Strategies to Improve Service Operation, Customer Satisfaction
By Kimberly Schwartz
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If looking at your service department’s reports fills you with despair, it’s time to reconsider how you’ve been running this side of the business. 


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