Articles by Mark Skaer

A Duct Cleaner's Nightmare

If you think the federal tax code is complex, try figuring out what is and what is not allowed when it comes to cleaning ductwork. It is making even the most competent and experienced in the field shake their heads. Making things more complicated is the fact that regulations are, for the most part, different in each state.
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Best News for Contractors May be the Summer Weather

The South and West are expected to see a hot summer for 2008, but the Midwest and East could have below normal temperatures for the months of June through August. Of course, the trouble with weather forecasting is, as one pundit put it, “that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.”
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AHRI Prepared to Challenge Albuquerque's Energy Code

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is preparing to seek a possible injunction in federal court against the city of Albuquerque, N.M., if its council and mayor continue to stick with the city’s new Energy Conservation Code and High Performance Building Ordinance, set to become effective July 1.
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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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