Articles by Kyle Gargaro

Twitter, Donald Trump, and Making the Bosses Happy

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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How to Use Facebook for Evil

Are you using Facebook? Now before your eyes glaze over and you become agitated that we have wasted precious space in our magazine talking about marketing and social media, it is important to point out that I want you to use Facebook for evil. If you want to use it for good also, that is cool. But evil is more fun to talk about.
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Solar Energy: Viable Option or Comedian Punch Bag?

Comedian Lewis Black is fond of explaining why solar energy will not work: “Because the sun goes away each day and doesn’t tell you where it is going.” But don’t tell that to the respondents to a recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
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Having an MRI Is Unpatriotic!

Government Health Care: Side effects include headache, delayed treatment, no choice, skyrocketing costs, and early death.
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Get the HVAC Tech to the Wedding

Usually the biggest disaster one has to worry about on one’s wedding day is Uncle Al getting overserved and somehow ending up with the microphone and making an inappropriate toast. For a couple in Brooklyn, the bigger problem was air conditioning.
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HVAC Contractor in Haiti

A lot of day-to-day annoyances can ruin the week. Customers not paying their bills after the work is done, employees not taking their jobs seriously enough, and the DVR malfunctioning and not taping “The Jersey Shore” are all occurrences that can lead to frustration.
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Product Giveaway Winner Receives Software

Ron Lyon works in the facilities department as an HVACR technician at Bombardier Aerospace and is the second winner of the Dealer Design Product Giveaway.
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‘Cheers' to Tinkering at Home

Many Americans no longer have a hands-on philosophy when it comes to home repair. Who says so? Cliff Clavin says so and that is good enough for me.
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No Need for HVAC Copy Cats

There are many reasons there could be some strange noises coming from an old air conditioner. It could be loose hardware, a refrigerant problem, or a family pet getting a chill.
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And The Winner Is...

The first winner of The NEWS’ Dealer Design Product Giveaway contest was recently announced. The lucky individual was Jennifer Rodriguez from Big Sky Heating and Air Conditioning in Caldwell, Idaho.
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2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

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


NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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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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