Articles by Kyle Gargaro

The Downside to Advancing Technology

In today’s fast-paced world, it is often easiest to send an email or a text when communicating. But, as many of you business owners obviously know, the easiest route is often not the best route.


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Did you Hear the One About the TX Valves and Black Sludge?

A few weeks back, The NEWS began chasing down this story. We dug through the smoke and discovered a fire. 


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HVAC Industry Commits $5 Billion to Refrigerant Plan

Manufacturers, Organizations Look to Reduce Hydrofluorocarbon Use 80 Percent by 2050

AHRI representatives said the HVACR industry is committing $5 billion over the next decade to research and develop new refrigerants and equipment to help accomplish the phasedown.


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Family Manufacturer Still Going Strong after 100 Years

Bard Mfg. Co. Celebrates a Century in Business

After looking around at their own families, some might find it difficult to imagine a family-owned operation working for this long. There are fifth-generation members currently working in the business full time or during the summers while going to college, but it’s too early to determine the generation’s long-term interest level and commitment to the business.


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NEWSmakers Q&A:

Wilkins Retiring After Long HVAC Career

Despite coming from humble beginnings and not having air conditioning as a kid, Wilkins became one of the most respected voices in the HVAC industry.


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HVAC Industry Lays Out Refrigerant Plan

AHRI Asked the Government to Set the Objectives and Work Together with Industry

HVACR industry associations, manufacturers, end users, and fluorocarbon producers met with senior White House officials to show support and voluntary commitments to phase down HFCs. Industry coalition the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the White House hosted the event Sept. 16 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


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Is Anybody Talking About HVAC?

We sometimes need to step out of our comfort zones and take one for the team. For HVAC contractors, this is one of those times.


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Share Your Energy with Employees

Now would be a good time to ask yourself how your employees feel when you walk into a room. Are your employees tired when they walk out of the weekly staff meeting, or are they energized?


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Create an App to Separate Your Business

When You Mention You Have an App, Customers Will See Your Company as Both Bigger and Tech-Savvy

Most HVAC contractors I talk to lament the fact that it is difficult to stand out from the rest of the crowd. An option gaining momentum from forward-thinking contractors is to create a mobile app.


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Will HVAC Embrace Online Selling?

Everyone from Amazon to Stamps.com is cashing in on the paradigm shift. Is the HVAC industry missing the boat? 


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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