Articles by Kyle Gargaro

HVAC Predictions for 2015

This show is when new products are introduced, and everyone shares predictions about what 2015 will entail. Why should I be any different? Here are my predictions for 2015.

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AHRI Braces for Big Regulatory Year

2014 Annual Meeting Examines Government’s Role in HVACR

DOE intends to issue 18 rulemakings affecting industry products and equipment. Of those, only five are scheduled for implementation after the current political administration leaves office. This means 13 rulemakings are likely to go into effect over the next two years.

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High-efficiency HVAC Equipment Can Make a Statement

Target Customers Looking to Make an Efficiency Statement

Why shouldn’t the tree huggers get just as big of a kick seeing their furnaces get installed as they do seeing a Prius on the lot? It is time for the industry to start making money off the bleeding heart liberals in this country.

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Group Looks to Combat Workforce Problems

Workforce Development Foundation Battles Skilled HVAC Worker Shortage

The Workforce Development Foundation has been meeting informally for more than 10 years to discuss industry issues like government relations and association concerns. 

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2015 is the Year of the HVAC Contractor

Contractors who survived the great recession need to change their mindsets. Business leaders needed to hunker down to get through the tough times but now they must enjoy the reward — a good and growing economy.

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Contractors Learn About Home-performance Contracting

Attendees Discuss HPC Do's and Don'ts at Building Performance Forum

Contractors from all around the country recently traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third annual Building Performance Forum, presented by ACCA and The NEWS.

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Industry Needs to Prepare Those Who Want to Participate

While plenty of attention needs to be spent making sure students know what a great industry HVAC is to work in, it is also imperative the industry give the same amount of attention to training those interested in making HVAC their career.

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Veterans Can Be an Answer to the Workforce Problem

As contractors look to expand or simply replace a worker, those with U.S. military experience may have just the skills and attitude you’re looking for.

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Time to Recognize the Boss

The NEWS is accepting nominations for our Best Contractor to Work For contest. Keep in mind, this is not a contest for the top-performing HVAC contractors, but rather the top HVAC contractors to work for.

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Allow Employees the Freedom to Make Correct Decisions

It is all about what type of culture you are building and maintaining in your business. Empowered employees will stay at your company longer and will do a better job during their tenure.

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2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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Regional Standards

With regional standards for a/c equipment going into effect in 2015, how do you think it will impact the industry?
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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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