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The NEWS Honors HVAC’s Most Distinguished Leaders

Effective HVAC Leaders Construct Prosperous Contracting Cultures

Regarding HVAC contracting excellence, The NEWS is proud to once again honor some of the industry’s best leaders in its annual Best Contractor to Work For contest.


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HFC Tax an Unlikely Option for US

Repeal of Australian Legislation a Boost for Opponents of US Tax

Last summer, Australia repealed its carbon tax, which, since July 2012, had been imposed on the country’s leading emitters of synthetic greenhouse gases controlled by the Kyoto Protocol. Could a tax that targets carbon dioxide emissions and refrigerants be headed to U.S. shores?


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Data Storage Exits the Closet

Big Data Requires More Space

While small data centers are not going away any time soon, the increase in data collection in a number of industries is spurring growth in the size — and type — of data centers.


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Employee Engagement is Key

HVAC Contractors Offer Tips, Advice on Effectively Engaging Employees

Companies that strive to engage employees often report more efficient performance, grander productivity, increased revenue growth, and reduced employee turnover. However, disengaged employees outnumber engaged employees two to one in the U.S.


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Oregon Contractor Invests in Employees

Reitmeier Creates University Program to Train, Certify New Employees in HVAC

Jeff Nusz believes that his people are his product, and he endeavors to provide the best education possible through programs like Reitmeier University.


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Data Aire Inc.: Precision Cooling Unit

The gForce Ultra precision cooling unit features the application of variable-speed compressors. 


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As One Door Closes, Another Opens

Component Regulations Are Unnecessary and Unneeded

Life sure is strange. I find myself appearing in the pages of this fine publication after more than 30 years of working for a competitive magazine. And, yet, it’s like a homecoming of sorts.


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Call-answering Services Still Relevant

When They Have a Problem, Customers Want to Talk to a Live Person

Thanks to modern communication technologies, such as cell phones, voicemail, and email, to name a few, switchboard operators including telephone answering services are going the way of the dinosaur — extinct. However, answering service companies can still provide invaluable opportunities for HVAC contractors. 


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DOE Study Confirms Space-heating Benefits

Space Heating for High-bay Applications

Warehouses, distribution centers, and other large, open facilities often pose unique design considerations for space heating. 


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Radiant Cooling Demonstrates High Efficiency, Greater Comfort

Radiant Gains Popularity in US as Benefits, Comfort Become Known

Immensely popular in Europe, radiant cooling is steadily gaining popularity in the U.S. because of its potential to reduce energy consumption. About half of net-zero energy buildings use radiant cooling to help them achieve the balance between energy consumption and renewable energy creation.


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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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