Articles by Kyle Gargaro

Is Your Business Reality TV Worthy?

April 22, 2013
Does your crew have what it takes to entertain the masses?
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Social Media Discussed at ACCA Conference

April 15, 2013

More than 2,500 HVAC professionals traveled to the 2013 Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Conference and Indoor Air Expo in Florida to learn about new technology, business management tips, and industry trends.

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HVAC Notes from the Road

April 1, 2013
While the summer is the busiest season for most of our contractor readers, for those of us covering the industry, the first three months of the year are the most jam-packed. Here are some interesting items I have picked up during my travels.

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Where Are Your Customers?

March 18, 2013
I don’t believe the HVAC industry in which you work and the publishing business which The NEWS plays in have very much in common. There is one fairly significant similarity though: We both need to be where our customers/readers are at all times.

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Throw it Away

February 18, 2013

Wait, so you're telling me that people still use phone books?

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HVACR Industry Invades Dallas for AHR Expo

February 18, 2013
The HVACR industry headed south in big numbers for the three-day Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) recently. According to show promoter International Exposition Company (IEC), the 2013 Expo broke the all-time Southwest record for the event.

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HARDI Not Satisfied with Entire Regional Standards Agreement

February 4, 2013
It might be late in the game, but Heating, Air-conditioning, Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) is going for the win, not the tie. On Jan. 25, HARDI filed a motion responding to the proposed regional standards settlement filed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Public Gas Association (APGA). HARDI has no problem with the furnace aspect of the settlement, but still wants to fight the air conditioner standard.

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Kicking Them When They Are Down

January 28, 2013
There are two main aspects of complaining about the government — it is easy to do and it feels good. Sometimes I feel there is a degree of piling on that is not fair. Then there are other times when you think all that complaining is not nearly enough. The regional standards issue is one of those cases.

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Convention Offers Strategic Thinking

January 14, 2013
Strategic thinking, technical issues, and employee compensation were a few of the issues tackled in the break-out sessions during the 69th Annual Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) Convention.

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AHRI Talks Legislation, Standards, More

January 14, 2013
Fun in the sun with the correct mix of business and pleasure was on the agenda when the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) traveled to Palm Springs, Calif., and hosted its highest attended annual meeting to date, as more than 600 people attended the three-day conference.

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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.


NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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