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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?

When Homeowners Become Tenants...

March 26, 2012

A new program will allow homeowners struggling to meet mortgage payments the chance to become tenants in their own homes -- but what will that mean for contractors?

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A Change in the Air at ACCA

March 9, 2012

At this year's conference, the term HVAC disappeared and was replaced with Home Performance Contracting.

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Trade Schools Show Up in Presidential Campaign

February 29, 2012
Can the HVACR community capitalize on the comments Rick Santorum made about trade schools?

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Insight from an Oil Change

February 27, 2012


\Whether it’s an oil change or a no-heat call, service providers need to consider the customer’s reaction to the price.

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Now You're Speaking My Language

February 23, 2012

Using comparisons to buying a car may help consumers better understand HVAC purchases.

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AHR Expo Proves We're Back

February 16, 2012

The recent AHR Expo record attendance proves we have weathered the recession, and we are back. 

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A Political Waste of Energy?

February 15, 2012

While President Obama has expressed vocal support for energy efficiency, the coming months will reveal whether he and Congress truly support these or similar incentive-laden energy proposals.

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Are You Better Off Today?

February 13, 2012

Think back to 2008. Are you better off than you were four years ago or not?

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Get Comfort Feedback

February 10, 2012

What is the business of HVAC? The answer to that question has evolved over the years, but comfort should still matter.

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Wondering about the Weather

February 8, 2012

I’m based in northern Illinois, and but it is not my fault that the AHR Expo takes place in Chicago during the potentially coldest and heaviest snowfall time of the year.

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