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What Makes an Employee Indispensable?

By making a few changes, you can help ensure you have a job for many, many years to come.


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Podcasts: Sept. 29, 2014

Brian Horwitz, owner of Online Visibility Pros, Phoenix, and author of “HVAC Marketing Simplified,” talks about the ways HVAC contractors can benefit from Internet marketing and how to get started.


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Can My Beloved Furnace Get any Quieter or Efficient?

Who Connects a Single-stage Thermostat to a Two-stage Furnace?

As brutal as Michigan’s winters may be, we’ve vastly enjoyed the quiet, efficient performance the workhorse provided. But, little did I know, we weren’t getting everything the furnace has to offer.


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Podcasts: Sept. 22, 2014

Rajan Rajendran, newly appointed director of the Emerson Innovation Center, talks about the new $35 million facility and how it will function on the University of Dayton campus. Posted on Aug. 29.


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Is Anybody Talking About HVAC?

We sometimes need to step out of our comfort zones and take one for the team. For HVAC contractors, this is one of those times.


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Podcasts: Sept. 15, 2014

Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.


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Share Your Energy with Employees

Now would be a good time to ask yourself how your employees feel when you walk into a room. Are your employees tired when they walk out of the weekly staff meeting, or are they energized?


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Survey: Should the EPA Prohibit Certain HFC Refrigerants?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule that would prohibit some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in select refrigeration applications. Do you agree with this move?


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Research Reveals the End is Near for New Refrigerants

Experts Report: Refrigerants Have Reached the Limits of Chemistry

There may be no more “nexts" — moving forward, what you see is what you get.


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Letters From Our Readers: Sept. 1, 2014

A reader discusses how to deal with employees when they make mistakes.


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NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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