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Stung By the Sting

By John Conrad
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My editorial in the July 23 print issue of The NEWS concerning the NBC “Today” Show sting showing dishonest HVAC technicians seems to have hit a nerve, a raw nerve. Is there a solution?


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Will Religion Exempt HVAC Companies from Obama’s Health Care Plan?

By Herb Woerpel
Should a small business run by devout Catholics be required to offer insurance that includes birth control measures? That is the question recently posed by Hercules Industries Inc.


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Olympic Village A/C Can’t Keep Up…Really?

By Angela D. Harris
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It may be the summer Olympics, but what’s really got the world’s top athletes sweating 24/7?


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Think Whole-Home Maintenance

By Angela D. Harris
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Manufacturers release suggested maintenance lists for vehicles, why not have one for homes? Maybe there is one out there and I missed it. 


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Summertime Livin’ Is Easy…With A/C

By Cherie Preville
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This summer it’s been hot, and I mean HOT! Thank goodness for the invention of a/c. How many years ago was that? 


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The Latest TV Sting Really Stings

By John Conrad
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The Today Show on NBC decided the summer heat wave was a great excuse to pull out the old trusty expose of shoddy and dishonest a/c repairmen. The good news is that they asked ACCA and AHRI to participate. If you have the stomach for the bad news, you can click here to read more and find a video link. 


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Which GOP VP Candidate Would Most Benefit the HVACR Industry?

By Herb Woerpel
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If members of the HVACR industry had the chance to select Mitt Romney’s running mate, who would they choose?


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How to Become an Energy Auditor in 5 Days

By John Conrad
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If contractors sit back and refuse to get involved in home performance, they may find themselves taking orders from an energy "expert" who's had five days of training.
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Subdue Negative Online Reviews

By Herb Woerpel
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Are you clued in to the thoughts and remarks your customers may be sharing about your company online?


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Sounds Like a Good Idea?

By Angela D. Harris
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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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