Articles by Virginia Nowak

Vo-Tech Closes Program, Delivers Blow to Industry

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"I can't believe it. My boss called me into her office and told me that the school district had to save $90K and because of that they were closing my hvacr program and the electric shop."
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Housing woes could benefit contractors

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More than half of the 1,000 homeowners surveyed ranked inconsistent temperature between rooms, levels, or at different times of day, as their top complaint.
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NATE-Certified Tech Numbers Grow

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There are now more than 9,200 technicians certified by the NATE association right now.
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Monitoring the equipment means preventing problems

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This ability to diagnose the system before climbing onto the roof to get a look at it could save the contractor time and money, adding efficiency to his/her business.
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'Seasonal' treatment leaves much to be desired

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Think about how you treat your customers when they have an emergency no-heat or no-a/c situation.
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Tech shortage solution: women

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Maybe the hvacr industry needs to have a paradigm shift — a new way of thinking — to solve the current labor shortage.
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Hands-on student project now houses families

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Paul Arthur wound up buying a “Learning” house built by votech students and finding himself a new teaching job in Florida.
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MI senator tours training center

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SMACNA Detroit contractors recently gathered at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 Training Center.
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Installation techs: no refrigerant handling needed

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The Multiaqua chilled-water system caused quite a stir at the IAHR Expo.
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Expo is not just about introducing new products

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This was the first year that NATE offered the Air Conditioning Excellence hvac exam at the expo.
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