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Contractors Crucial in Supermarket Perceptions

HVAC Contractors Essential in Supermarkets’ Freshness
By Peter Powell
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To me, cleanliness is extremely important, especially as to what the meat preparation area looks like after it is closed for the evening. I would hope all customers put high priority on store cleanliness and store owners do the same.


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Podcasts: Nov. 4, 2013

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In this podcast, Kurt Wessling, director of sales at Jackson Systems, discusses how the company’s new barometric zone damper (BZD) eliminates the need for a bypass damper in residential zoning systems, and more.


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Think About a Face-to-Face Meeting

By Kyle Gargaro
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At 36 years old, I fall at the end of Gen X and the beginning of Gen Y. I still see the value of a face-to-face meeting, and that was very evident when I attended the Mechanical Xchange recently in Park City, Utah.


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Letters From Our Readers: Oct. 28, 2013

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Readers discuss refrigerant huffing and recommending companies in other trades.


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Testing, Testing, 1-2-3

Test-Taking Tips for the Nervous Examinee
By Jen Anesi
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A variety of training and testing is offfered to evaluate and certify HVAC professionals. These tests help ensure the person is qualified to do the work they are doing. For those who suffer from test anxiety, there are resources available to help people who get nervous before an exam.


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Podcasts: October 21, 2013

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Don Frendberg, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, updates The NEWS on the organization and shares ideas on how to get more individuals interested in the HVAC industry.


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Waiting is the Hardest Part

Customers Aren’t Willing to Waste Valuable Time on Standby
By Herb Woerpel
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If there’s one group that hates waiting more than I, it’s those with faulty comfort systems. When it’s 101°F outside, and the air conditioner isn’t operating as expected, it’s considered a catastrophe. The local HVAC guy must come to the rescue. If you’re lucky enough to net such a call for help, you must react accordingly.


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Survey Says...

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September Online Poll: Would you ever consider hiring a person who has been convicted of a crime?


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Relationships are the Essence of Success

The Relationships We Form, Cultivate, and Sometimes Even Mend Are Our Backbone
By Matt Bishop
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Relationships are a big part of human life. It’s what makes life so interesting. No day is the same, whether you’re plugging away at a keyboard like myself, or installing air conditioners, such as yourself. The relationships we form, cultivate, and sometimes even mend are our backbone.


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Letters From Our Readers: October 7, 2013

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Comments regarding recommending companies in other trades.


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