Articles by Kyle Gargaro

Keep Track of Local Politics

August 6, 2012
In addition to the top-of-the-ticket candidates, I urge contractors to put just as much research in what candidates on the local level believe because these people have a much more direct impact on how an HVAC contractor’s business will operate on a day-by-day basis.


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Shocking News: Government Creates Confusion in HVAC Industry

July 9, 2012
Ah, the United States government. It does not matter how good the idea originally is, they will find a way to confuse and ruin it. The regional standards established by the Department of Energy (DOE) that are set to go into effect May 1, 2013, is one such instance.


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WaterFurnace Reports Spike in Commercial Products

June 18, 2012
A short look back and a long look forward was on the agenda at the WaterFurnace annual sales meeting in Orlando. What did CEO Tom Huntington report? 


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This Is the HVAC World You Live In

June 11, 2012
You might hear this in the coming weeks: “iPods are on the top shelf, you can grab an iPad from the cabinet over there, and you can get a thermostat on that shelf right past the iTunes gift cards.”


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An Air Conditioner, the Cops, and a Pregnant Woman

May 15, 2012

Check out this video of a Los Angeles couple getting away after placing a large air conditioner in their car. Lucky for all of us, it was caught on a surveillance tape.


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Do You Have a Social Media Policy?

April 30, 2012
Not every conversation your employees have portrays your business in a positive light. Of course, these conversations have been going on for a long time in everyone’s business. But now that we have social media, they are not just confined to a small group.


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Listen to Your Peers First

April 9, 2012
As editor-in-chief of The NEWS, I am called upon to travel to a lot of industry events. At more than a few of the events I’ve attended lately, a lot of contractors have been raving about the positives of joining a peer group and what it’s done for their business.


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You Do Need to Reinvent the Wheel

March 26, 2012
Are you, as an HVACR contractor, making a conscious effort to consistently reinvent your business? Don’t be deterred by the trouble Mitt Romney is having consistently reinventing himself; it works better for a business than a presidential candidate. Trust me.


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Trade Schools Show Up in Presidential Campaign

February 29, 2012
Can the HVACR community capitalize on the comments Rick Santorum made about trade schools?


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AHR Expo Sets Attendance Record

February 14, 2012
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) blew into Chicago on Jan. 23 and provided big crowds, hot topics, and a plethora of new products.


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