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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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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