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Editors Blog
The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

Santa Too Soon?

November 13, 2012

What do your customers think of the early arrival of the holiday season? 

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HVACR Isn’t a Club, Amateurs Need Not Apply

November 13, 2012

Competent contractors reduce risk of furnace explosions.

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Local Regulations Change Business

November 5, 2012
NYC is regulating the use of Bioheat for home heating oil.
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Riding the Trane to Homeownership

November 1, 2012

The musings of a happy first-time homeowner on his efficient furnace.

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Making Halloween Memories

October 18, 2012
Your contracting company can get in the spirit this Halloween and help make memories for the current generation of children in your community.
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Oh, Angie! Or, Why HVAC Contractors Should Blog

October 8, 2012

A recent article by the creator of Angie's List talked about the problem of temperature variance between a multistory home’s floors and suggested homeowners “add a second system.” Really, Angie? 

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Romney Attacks Obama on Green-Energy Spending

October 4, 2012

To look at a topic near and dear to our hearts, let’s focus on what the candidates said about energy. The term was mentioned 18 times on Wednesday night. 

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Celebrate Self-Promotion Month with 3 Top Marketing Tips

September 25, 2012
September is Shameless Self-Promotion Month. Now, I don't actually think that you should shamelessly promote your company this or any other month, but it might be a good time to take a look at your marketing and promotion plan.

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Yahoo to Issue Smartphones, Blackberry Excluded

September 19, 2012
Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer, has decided to provide every Yahoo! employee in the United States with a smartphone. Which major brand didn’t make the approved device list? 

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Don’t Say Niche When Talking About the Ductless Market

September 18, 2012
Have you turned your back on ductless products? The ductless mini split market has seen a 200 percent growth since 2005 and the commercial multi-split market is up 310 percent. Perhaps it is time you turn around.

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Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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