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Here's the place for you to provide your commentary. Our Guest Blog invites all those in the HVACR industry to participate and converse with readers of The NEWS.

Energy Efficiency: A Look at the Financial Returns from Building Green

It has become abundantly clear that emerging energy efficient technologies and policies for buildings are important not only for a cleaner environment, but also as a means to boost the economy. Years of research have borne this out.


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Growing the Money Tree

Your business is established. You have a good reputation in your industry and a good management team in place. Gone are the days of building the business and putting everything back into the company to grow. That’s the good part! But with success come other questions and concerns.


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Ensuring Health Care Fire Safety

Should We Backtrack on 60 Years of Improvement?
When a loved one or friend is sick and in the hospital, it can be a very challenging time, not only for the patients, but loved ones as well. The last thing that patients and families should need to worry about is whether or not their hospital is fire-safe.


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Caring for Your Customers

Random Acts of Kindness Do Make an Impact
Last night I was reading my weekly issue of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. In this issue, Jen Anesi had a very interesting editorial regarding the importance of “random acts of kindness.” 


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Your Customers Are Going Mobile — So Should Your Marketing

Ensuring Online Offerings Are Accessible on Mobile Devices
According to Google’s own data, every month there are several hundred thousand searches on mobile devices related to HVAC contractors, a/c or heating repair, and installation. These searches could mean a lot of new customers for your local business.


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Safety-Related Smartphone Apps

As more and more of us use our iPhones, Androids, and Blackberries to check emails, view websites, and text our kids and friends, many are using smartphone apps for other purposes: weather reports, news, and — safety. So here are 10 great apps that make your smartphone a powerful safety accessory.


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How to Size Your Register Box

It can be confusing when you go to cut in a new diffuser for an HVAC system. What size ceiling box do you use? What size grille do you use? What size should the hole be? How do you connect the sheet metal duct?


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401(k) Plans: They Are All the Same… Right?

One of the biggest misconceptions in the 401(k) world is all plans are created equal. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is this misconception that is hurting plan sponsors and plan participants alike.


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The Importance of Clean, Dry Compressed Air for Air Plasma Cutting

Moisture in a Compressed Air System Will Cause Problems
The life and performance of an air plasma torch’s consumable parts can be affected by a few different factors. This article discusses the effect on consumable parts life and cut quality that can be caused by contaminants in the compressed air supply.


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Leak Detection Tools: What You Know and a Few Things You Don’t

Which Tool Is the Best? There Is No Best.
By this time, on your career path as refrigeration and air conditioning technicians, you should already be aware of all the methods used to find leaks. The choice of tool is totally up to you.


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