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Pacifying our Employees on Payroll

Perhaps We Should Consider Disciplining Employees like Children

Many of you reading this are not only supervisors, but also parents. And, boasting a staff of working professionals, you’d never treat your personnel like children, would you? 


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Letters From Our Readers: Nov. 18, 2013

Readers share their thoughts on retrofitting HCFC HVAC systems to HFC refrigerants, technician attitudes over the years, and improving fleet gas mileage.


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Which HVAC Segment Are You Passionate About?

There is a big upside to passion — it is contagious. How much better is a work environment where the leader truly believes in the product? 


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Podcasts: Nov. 11, 2013

Jenny Levy, director of corporate social responsibility at Hypertherm, discusses the manufacturer’s continued support of the community and environment, and provides tips on how contractors can do the same. 


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Contractors Crucial in Supermarket Perceptions

HVAC Contractors Essential in Supermarkets’ Freshness

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

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

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

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
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

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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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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