Articles by Angela D. Harris

Conference Equips Attendees with Resources

June 25, 2012
Summer is here and school is out, but that doesn’t mean the education of HVACR technicians has ended. In fact, their education has likely been going on all year and will continue throughout the summer as professionals educate rookies to veterans about the basics and advanced principles of HVACR.


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Sounds Like a Good Idea?

June 18, 2012

Scientists have been working on thermoacoustic refrigeration for over two decades. The basic idea is to use sound for refrigeration instead of the current refrigerants that cooling devices rely on. The U.S Navy is interested, and so is ice cream mogul Ben & Jerry’s.


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Is HVAC Franchising For You?

Contractors Discuss the Ups and Downs of HVAC Franchising
June 4, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau is gearing up for the 2012 Economic Census and one of the topics it will be studying across the nation is franchising. In the meantime, HVAC contractors are left with a question, the answer to which could significantly change their businesses. “To franchise or not to franchise,” that is the question.


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Business Profitability Is Questionable

May 25, 2012

Is your business profitable? It’s a simple question, but for many HVAC contractors their answer is often unsure.


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Heat Pump Sales Depend on Area, Fuel Prices

Contractors Share Regional Market Experiences
May 21, 2012
A key aspect that contractors can consider to determine whether or not a heat pump is the right choice for a customer is their region. And in areas where natural gas supplies are limited and other sources like electricity, propane, and oil are used, the return on a heat pump investment can often be seen quickly.


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Social Smack Talk Threatens Businesses

April 26, 2012

Free speech is back on the chopping block, and the outcomes of recent incidents may have an effect on the social aspect of your business. 


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Can Your Business Handle Extreme Weather?

April 23, 2012
Dealing with the weather is something HVAC contractors do all the time. The question this year is, “Are contractors ready to deal with extreme weather?”


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Trashed Trucks Still Talk

March 29, 2012
Do you remove all decals from old service vehicles before you sell them off?
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Improving Economy Needs Skilled Workers

March 26, 2012
Contractors across the nation are finding that although the HVAC industry has experienced change in the recent economic crisis, its need for skilled labor and certified technicians has not been completely abated by the influx of displaced workers from the economic downturn. Other trade industries have noticed this problem, too.


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Avoid Ugly Girl Mentality, Change Industry Emphasis

March 12, 2012
HVAC is not a sexy career. To be fair, most careers aren’t that sexy either, but somehow it seems easier to sell the idea of rocket scientist than HVAC technician. The question is: How does an industry make itself more attractive?


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