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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?

Planning to Make It Through the Fall

August 31, 2012
Are you ready to start the heating season? Plan ahead for technician training, maintenance supplies, and customer interactions. 

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Regulators Focus on the Rule

August 29, 2012
A minor change in wording by our bureaucratic friends at the DOE means manufacturers, distributors, and dealers in specific regions must start making supply and inventory decisions now. 

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Can You Work Around the Competition?

August 24, 2012
Instead of attempting to solve the problem that is your competition, what if there was a way for you to completely remove the competition from the equation?

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Has the Ship Truly Sailed on 25C?

August 23, 2012
Did you hear the news? Could it possibly be true? The government is reinstating the beloved 25C tax credit? Well, maybe. But don’t hold your breath.

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Can Your Company Compete at an Olympic Level?

August 16, 2012
What have we learned from watching hours of top notch Olympians compete? Read to find out how to prepare your business like an Olympian competitor. 

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Stung By the Sting

August 10, 2012
My editorial in the July 23 print issue of The NEWS concerning the NBC “Today” Show sting showing dishonest HVAC technicians seems to have hit a nerve, a raw nerve. Is there a solution?

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Will Religion Exempt HVAC Companies from Obama’s Health Care Plan?

August 3, 2012
Should a small business run by devout Catholics be required to offer insurance that includes birth control measures? That is the question recently posed by Hercules Industries Inc.

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

July 31, 2012
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

July 27, 2012
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

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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