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NEWS’ Best Contractors Strike the Right Chord

January 23, 2012
Continuing with our annual tradition, The NEWS is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Best Contractors to Work For contest. These contractors are being honored for creating work environments that not only nurture employees but also provide them with opportunities for growth and development.


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Knaack LLC: Truck, Van Drawer Units

January 23, 2012
Weather Guard® Products Pack Rat® drawer units for trucks and vans are made from durable 14-gauge steel. The drawer units offer easy access to hundreds of pounds of tools and supplies while leaving floor space open for hauling materials or moving in and out of the vehicle.


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Is Insurance Work Worth the Effort?

January 16, 2012
HVAC contractors looking to add revenue streams to their business can certainly consider insurance repair work. Due to natural disasters like flooding, tornadoes, and snowstorms, there are a lot of business opportunities that fall under this category — if contractors are willing to deal with insurance companies.


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Study: Energy-Efficiency Loans Have Low Default Rates

January 16, 2012
Energy-efficiency loan financing is proving to be a stable, low-risk investment with low default rates and large-scale potential, according to a study released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).


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Chicago Welcomes Back AHR Expo

January 9, 2012
Over 1,700 companies have reserved more than 414,500 square feet of exhibit space at McCormick Place for the 2012 Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo on Jan. 23 to 25, making it the largest HVACR exposition of all time.


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Contractors Encouraged to Lose the Fear

January 9, 2012
In Indianapolis at the recent 30th annual reunion of the Dwyer Group, which operates several franchises in the service industries, Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning franchisees heard ideas of how to overcome the fear of change and steer their businesses into new directions.


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Direct Energy to Buy Warranty Firm

December 26, 2011
Direct Energy, parent company of Clockwork Home Services, has reached an agreement to acquire Home Warranty of America (HWA), a leading supplier of whole home protection plans across the United States.


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Propelling the Industry Forward:

2011 NEWSmakers Highlighted

December 19, 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, The NEWS is proud to announce this year’s NEWSmakers. While the industry faced many challenges this year, this group of industry members did not sit around and wait to react. Instead, they proactively responded to the biggest issues affecting the HVAC industry.


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NEWS’ Panel Discusses Reduced Tax Credit Selling

December 12, 2011
When the U.S. government offered up to $1,500 in tax credits for higher efficiency appliances, HVAC contractors got their foot in the doors of consumers who might not normally have considered buying high-end. Since the tax credits were reduced in 2011, the same selling opportunities have dried up too — or have they?


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Selecting a Partner

December 12, 2011
This article is the third of three in a series about home performance contracting. In this final article of the series, we examine those criteria that require critical investigation in the selection of a home performance contracting partner.


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