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Taking Care of Business: CO Poisoning Kills Sisters, Why?

Ultimately, I believe it is the responsibility of all of us to educate and warn the public about carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning - through constant bombardment of information as well as new warning devices from manufacturers.
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Skaer-Tactics: McCain or Obama? Let's Start the Debate

John McCain or Barrack Obama? Those are the choices. Who are you voting for in the next presidential election and why?
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Taking Care of Business: Time For the Haves to Help the Have Nots

While it is true that good businesspeople - the haves - should not give away their secrets of success to competitors in the same market, it is not true that these wise people should keep their wisdom from spreading to their peers in the same industry.
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Murphy's Law: Oil That Is, Black Gold, Texas Tea

Don’t you just love Memorial Day? Memorial Day always launches the gas price spiral that continues through Independence Day.
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Skaer-Tactics: Money Available, but no Takers?

I received an e-mail recently from Warren Lupson, director of education for AHRI. Hard to believe, but there is scholarship money to be had, but the foundation cannot even get 10 applicants.
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Taking Care of Business: There Is ALWAYS a Silver Lining

Yeah, some people think there is no such thing as a silver lining. Where in the heck did that phrase come from anyway? Try John Milton’s work “Comus” in 1634. I keep a copy on my coffee table for reference purposes.
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Skaer-Tactics: Sign of the Times Is Material Price Volatility

Material shortages and price escalations plague the construction industry. And it is clear that the price volatility of construction material, such as steel, will be a continuing challenge.
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Murphy's Law: No-No Locations for Equipment

Alex Walter, a contractor in Aurora, Colo., has been bugging me for over a year to post his list of places that an HVAC system should never be installed. He has some good ideas that will make you think . . . but what would happen if all of the following locations were out of the picture for HVAC?
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Skaer-Tactics: NADCA Determined to Get Proof, Noticed

Through a two-year research project with the University of Colorado, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) is on the path to confirm and define the relationship between HVAC cleaning and energy savings.
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Taking Care of Business: Now Is not a Good Time for Utility Competition

Michigan add-on/replacement (AOR) HVACR contractors, like many other contractors across North America, are getting socked from many sides during these trying economic times. Now along comes utility DTE Energy.
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