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Skaer-Tactics: Underfloor Air Distribution Systems: Good or Bad?

I was recently invited to take a tour of the headquarters of a firm in St. Louis that provides solutions for mission critical facilities throughout the United States. This firm was proud of its new office surroundings.
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Taking Care of Business: How Many Ways Can ‘Air' Be In a Name?

How do I “air” thee? Let me count the ways. On second thought, I won’t, especially when used in the name of an HVACR business.
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Taking Care of Business: The Short List for Preventing Callbacks

Callbacks. Just the word sends shudders up the spines of business owners who pride themselves on quality work and experienced workmanship. Yet despite all of the best training and experience, there are bound to be callbacks.
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Murphy's Law: We Need More Partnerships in HVACR

Contractors should take advantage of partnerships within associations and networks to forward their collective interests and to create more business opportunities.
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Skaer-Tactics: He May Live There, but Isa Is No Turkey

After meeting Kadir Isa, I’ll never call anyone a “turkey” (in a negative way) anymore. Isa, an HVACR training specialist from Istanbul, Turkey, attended the recent HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop.
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I Think... I Believe the Climate Change Hysteria is Real

If Congress is hell bent on saving Mother Earth in the next decade then why not do something to replace all the inefficient HVAC systems in the 50-plus million existing homes in the United States.
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Taking Care of Business: It's a War: Rural Vs. Urban Contractors

While HVACR contractors in urban areas may talk about the need to step up licensing and permitting enforcement in their states, contractors in rural areas may not see the need.
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Murphy's Law: HVACR Marketing Gets A Bump

A warm blend of sparkling bergamot and fresh ginger. Clean musk notes of white tea, amid spicy nuances of vetiver and nutmeg. Upon first glance, I thought I was supposed to drink it.
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Skaer-Tactics: Which Celebrity Would You Choose?

AirTime 500 members can now have actor Alan Thicke as their personal spokesperson. Well, kind of. Thanks to the efforts of Terry Nicholson and others, AirTime 500 members can now buy into a program that will put Thicke on their company’s Website.
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Taking Care of Business: This Is America: Speak English

I am paraphrasing this headline to make it fit on the page. The sign that is posted in a cheese steak shop in Philadelphia (gee, go figure) actually reads “This is America: When ordering please speak English.”
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