Articles by Mark Skaer

What? You're Leaving? Why? (Stay Tuned for that Answer)

What The News is trying to nail down is an answer to this simple question: "Why do techs leave?"
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Global Warming: What’s Not to Believe?

It was a headline one could not ignore: “BIBLE PREDICTS STORMIEST SUMMER IN HISTORY!”
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Lack of pay = lack of hvacr technicians?

It will be interesting to see what the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) concludes, if anything, from its Career Satisfaction Survey.
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Are you a good contractor to work for? Prove it

In light of the current shortage of technicians, what has your company done differently to hire and retain techs?
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Provide the Service and the Clients Will Come

You just cannot say enough about service. Nor, as an hvacr contractor, can you overstress its importance.
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Red Roses Should Not Be Automatic (and Other Tips)

Listen to your customers, people. If you don’t, you may as well close shop now.
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Keep those helpful suggestions and entries coming

It’s nice to know that hvacr contractors are responding to The News’ first-ever “Best Contractor To Work For” contest.
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Count a/c among the century's top technologies

While computers look to be a dominant force in the next century, there’s no doubt in my mind that air conditioning, as a new technology, helped transform 20th century America.
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Subscribe and you may walk away with a projection TV

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (IAHR) Exposition is just around the corner.
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The skinny on the fatter News

The News' has an overall redesign, and this means both graphically and editorially.
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2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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