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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?

Powell's Ponderings: 13 SEER and R-22

My now almost two-year-old home has already been glorified in a story when I wrote a column about it some time ago as having a 13 SEER air conditioner running on R-22.
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Murphy's Law: A/C Units Lack Self-Esteem

Maslow would tell you that the problem with air conditioners is that they are suffering from low self-worth. They might be comfortable, safe, and well-fed, but heat pumps are kicking their butts!
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Taking Care of Business: Time to Play Fantasy HVAC

Don’t laugh, there are lots of other fantasy games besides sports. With so much interest in fantasy-anything, what’s to stop people from playing FantasyHVAC®?
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No Time to Play Possum

Don't be wild-eyed from this week's wild ride on Wall Street.
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Taking Care of Business: I Left My Heart in Bogue Chitto...

It probably won’t rival Tony Bennett’s classic, but it is eye-catching. I have a new favorite name for a U.S. town. Bogue Chitto is located in east/central Mississippi.
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Murphy's Law: How Much Does a Furnace Cost?

Heating and cooling accounts for about 30 percent of electricity consumption and about 70 percent of gas consumption, according to a UC Berkeley study.
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Powell's Ponderings: More Head Scratching Ahead

An industry type who wishes to remain anonymous for the time being has been in touch with me regarding a series of stories on some ways to deal with difficult issues facing the industry.
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Skaer-Tactics: Grainger Steps up to the Tech Shortage Plate

For the rest of this year, I am going to make a concerted effort, via this blog, to bring some positive news regarding this industry. In truth, I do not have to dig deep.
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Taking Care of Business: Failure to Lunch

A poor diet can become a real problem, especially for business owners. The high cost of medical insurance should be enough to scare employers into action.
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Murphy's Law: Best Makers in HVAC Winners

On July 14, I issued a challenge to all makers of food and grog to send me their best offerings. The NEWS now proudly announces the winners in all categories.
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Cynthia Hutson, chairperson of ACCA of Central Ohio, talks about the organization’s Heat the Town events, the importance of carbon monoxide checks, and what is coming up for ACCA. Posted on Nov. 21.

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