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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?

Summertime Livin’ Is Easy…With A/C

July 23, 2012
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

July 18, 2012
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?

July 17, 2012
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

June 28, 2012
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

June 21, 2012

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?

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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Maintaining Medical Refrigeration Units: Give It More Than a Shot

June 15, 2012

Refrigeration units that store vaccines, whether in transit or at the end user’s location, need to be kept in good working order so that inappropriate temperatures don’t  reduce vaccine potency and efficacy.


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Let's Promote HVACR Jobs

June 7, 2012

A new group has been formed to convince the rising generation that working in the HVAC industry is cool -- and I hope they succeed.


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Consistent Actions Lead to Grand Results

June 5, 2012

At a recent industry event in Ohio, I heard how consistency changed the life of Weldon Long, former convict and now highly successful HVAC contractor and motivational speaker.


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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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