Articles by Kyle Gargaro

Ranting and Raving About the HVAC Industry

May 16, 2011
Some rants and raves about the HVAC industry out of the mouth of an editor this Monday morning - RANT: The current high gas prices. RAVE: The repeal of the 1099 reporting requirement.
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The Industry Is in a Good Mood

February 14, 2011
To paraphrase George Costanza: We are back, baby! That was the most important observation I made while recently attending the Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in Las Vegas. The NEWS will cover every aspect of the show, including all new products introduced, in the Feb. 21 post-show issue.
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A Successful AHR Expo

February 7, 2011
The 2011 AHR Expo in Las Vegas was a great success for the HVAC industry. There were many exhibitors, even more attendees, and a general positive attitude about where the industry is heading.
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Ranting, Raving About the HVAC Industry

December 20, 2010
Some rants and raves about the industry - Rave: U.S. News and World Reports names “HVAC technician” as one of the 50 best jobs of 2011. The publication points out a few reasons for the rankings, including the more than decent wage, the ability for upward mobility, and the upcoming increased need as the new homes built last decade will begin to need replacement systems.
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Don't Forget About Local Politics

September 27, 2010
Politics is on the minds of a lot of the industry people that I speak to these days. In fact, I cannot remember when I have heard so much chatter for a mid-term election. I suppose that is the result of a still-struggling economy and the polarization of our political discourse.
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NEWS' Product Giveaway and Readers Choice Activity Continues

August 23, 2010
The activities continue on The NEWS’ 2010 Dealer Design product microsite. The product giveaway is in full swing, and the Readers’ Choice bracket competition is beginning to heat up.
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Could a Facebook Complaint Take Down Your Company?

July 19, 2010
My last column discussed how a company could use Facebook to its advantage by doing background research there on both current and prospective employees. Now I will talk about the negative side of this social media site - unsatisfied customers taking to Facebook and starting pages that disparage your company.
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HVAC Industry Plans to Take Down Bill Cosby

May 31, 2010
When The NEWS hopped onto Facebook over a year ago, we set a goal to get more “fans” on the social media site than Alan Thicke. Now that we have been on Twitter for awhile, we’ve set our sites on the Cosby TV family.
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Siers Becomes Franchise Leader

May 10, 2010
For the first time in the company’s history, Clockwork Home Services Inc. has allowed franchisees to have the opportunity to elect a president for each of the franchise brands. For the One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating brand, Lenny Siers won the presidential election.
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Twitter, Donald Trump, and Making the Bosses Happy

April 26, 2010
The bosses want us to step up our Twitter game. My initial reaction was how could my pearls of wisdom and award-winning writing possibly be cut down to 140 characters? Do you ask Emeril to cook with only three ingredients?
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