Articles by Mike Murphy

Murphy's Law: A New Year's Forecast

December 22, 2008
Occasionally, I have been known to be wrong. That has never stopped me from throwing around a few opinions, four-letter words, warnings, and prognostications. Before I launch the 2009 forecast, it is only fair to check in on a few of my past projections to find out how credible of a source I really might be.
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Murphy's Law: HVAC at the Movies

December 22, 2008
HVAC is going Hollywood. Well almost. At least there is a boatload of HVAC videos at Go online at and you will find a bunch of HVAC videos.
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Allied Air Marches On

December 15, 2008
When you meet people who tell you privately that they’re trying to find themselves, it usually means they’ve tried a few options and haven’t quite decided who they want to be when they grow up. Businesses sometimes fall victim to the same gyrations: flitting left, right, then back to the middle. Allied Air Enterprises does not have that problem.
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Murphy's Law: Go Retro

December 10, 2008
My kids like AC/DC; so did I when I was their age. One of them wears my 20-year-old sweatshirts - they’re called hoodies, now. Things that are old can be made new again. It’s the retro craze, and it even applies to HVAC.
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Murphy's Law: Standards, Regs, and Bears, Oh My!

December 8, 2008
At the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) 2008 Annual Meeting, Keith Coursin, who assumed the AHRI chairman post for 2009, stated that the new Obama administration might very well accelerate standards and regulations that affect the HVACR industry. In my humble opinion, this is a very realistic expectation.
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Murphy's Law: Work With Me People

December 1, 2008
At a time when both labor and management genuinely want to hold on to what they have, working together has never been more important, nor held such promise.
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In Touch With Your Humor Being

December 1, 2008
Steve Rizzo told an audience at the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Fall Conference that the power of choice, the power of your humor being, and the power of your thoughts are three of the most important aspects of managing your life, and therefore, of managing your business.
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HVACR Committee Busy at HARDI

December 1, 2008
The HVACR Systems and Equipment Council was among several HARDI committees that gathered standing room only crowds for topics of interest. As is customary, committees meet throughout the day on Sunday, the second day of full meetings at the Fall Conference.
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HARDI Fills the House

December 1, 2008
Come early and stay late was the simple message from Randy Boyd, 2008 president of the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), prior to the 2008 Fall Conference. As usual, HARDI packed a lot into its four-day conference.
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MSCA Catches the Spirit in San Antonio

November 24, 2008
It has been said about parts of Texas that you can almost watch your dog run away for two days. The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) held its 23rd Annual Educational Conference, Oct. 12-15, in San Antonio where the Hyatt Hill Country Resort lay like a mirage where once only sagebrush and flat land stretched to the horizon.
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