Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

Gilley's Quality Service Experts: beaming

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Gilley’s earned an honorable mention in The News’ first-ever “Best Contractor to Work For” contest.
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Robinson Mechanical: Pursuing tomorrow's technicians

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Robinson Mechanical earns an honorable mention in The News' first-ever "Best Contractor to Work For" contest.
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Some contractors really know how to treat techs well

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The hvacr contractors who entered The News’ first-ever “Best Contractor to Work For” contest have shown themselves to be rising to the task, and in very creative ways.
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How to install air cleaners profitably

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In order to maximize profits, it is critical to send installers who know how to do the job quickly and efficiently, and to price adequately for the time.
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The case of the heat pump freeze-up

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Welcome back to “TECH TALK,” The News’ feature to encourage professional hvacr technicians to talk to each other about “live, from the field” applications, problems, and solutions.
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Tech talk

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What to do if your air conditioner never shuts off.
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New compressors and variations: improvements abound

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Compressor manufacturers at the IAHR Expo in Dallas offered an increasing array of variable capacities, improved servicability features for contractors and technicians, and additional features to enhance the units’ lifetimes.
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New compressors and variations: improvements abound

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Compressor manufacturers at the IAHR Expo in Dallas offered an increasing array of variable capacities, improved servicability features for contractors and technicians, and additional features to enhance the units’ lifetimes.
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The technician shortage: Will a tax credit help?

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Hvacr contractors could be eligible for a $15,000 tax credit for the number-one issue facing this industry — hiring and training apprentices.
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Safe service and lockout/tagout procedures

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Lockout/tagout procedures ensure that machines and electricity remain temporarily off during service and maintenance.
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