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Key Performance Indicators Help Contractors See Big Picture

February 4, 2013
There are so many issues coming at us today as contractors that it is often possible for us to become so caught up in the day-to-day activities that we lose sight of our real objective. Hopefully, for you, that real objective is to develop and maintain a profitable HVAC business that will show success over a long period of time.


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Letters From Our Readers: Feb. 4, 2013

February 4, 2013
These remarks are regarding what are the must-have tools for someone just starting an HVAC business. 


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Kicking Them When They Are Down

January 28, 2013
There are two main aspects of complaining about the government — it is easy to do and it feels good. Sometimes I feel there is a degree of piling on that is not fair. Then there are other times when you think all that complaining is not nearly enough. The regional standards issue is one of those cases.


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Letters From Our Readers: Jan. 28, 2013

January 28, 2013
HVACR tools go beyond hand tools.


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Profitability Versus Owner Compensation

January 21, 2013
Many owners pay themselves less than they are worth because most of their experience comes from the technical side of contracting, and not the business side. Here are some words of advice from my “ad hoc” panel of experts.


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Letters From Our Readers: Jan. 21, 2013

January 21, 2013
The most important tool: the human brain.


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Get to Know New HCs

January 14, 2013
In early 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval to three hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants in some applications. That could well have laid the groundwork for wider use of a type of refrigerant that is used in Europe and Asia on a much broader scale.


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Survey Says ...

January 14, 2013
December Online Poll: Manufacturers who will be exhibiting at the AHR Expo were surveyed about their 2013 business outlook. Most say business will be up. What is your outlook?


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Instead of Worrying, Plan for 2013

December 24, 2012
Regardless of how your year has been, it’s time to put it behind you and start preparing for 2013. While I’m recommending it is time to start planning for next year, I also encourage you to spend some time reviewing this year’s results.


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Guest Blog: Dec. 24, 2012

December 24, 2012
This is a condensed version of a guest blog on The NEWS website. To read it in its entirety, go to the bit.ly link that appears at the bottom of the article.


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