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Time to Throw in the Regional Standards Towel

By Kyle Gargaro
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I tend to pull for the little guy. And if you get that little guy fighting the government, well I am as excited as Lindsay Lohan at an open bar. However, eventually Dr. Drew needs to step in and put an end to the madness.


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Some HVAC contractors have introduced leasing programs for consumers. Do you think this is a viable option?


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How Do We Attract the Next Generation of HVAC?

Qualified Worker Shortage Looms as Baby Boomers Retire
By Jen Anesi
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The more I speak with HVAC industry leaders at conferences and expos, the more I see how problematic the I-have-to-attend-a-four-year-college-to-be-successful mentality is for young learners and our industry. 


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Podcasts: June 3, 2013

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Cade Clark gives a brief overview of the latest version of the Shaheen-Portman bill, discusses what AHRI thinks of the energy-efficiency legislation, and shares how it will impact the HVACR industry.


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Plucking Out the Prickly Pears

How to Find Good Employees - And Weed Out the Bad Ones
By Herb Woerpel
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As a business owner, the process of separating this sour grape from the rest of the team may prove to be the difference between a budding workforce and a clan of complainers that’s rotten to the core.


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Letters From Our Readers: May 27, 2013

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Readers discuss the Department of Energy's decision to not enforce its regional standards for nonweatherized furnaces.


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Peer Pressure Helps Build Confident Contractors

By Matt Bishop
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We all benefit from a little help sometimes, especially from those that are operating on the ground level. Help comes in many forms, and can be especially beneficial when it’s close to home.


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Podcasts: May 20, 2013

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Tom Jackson, CEO of Jackson Systems, discusses the ease of zoning installations, how to properly sell the equipment, and the many benefits that zoning affords.


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The Price is Right?

By Butch Welsch
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Can you remember back not too many years ago when things were really going well and we got into the habit of raising prices every six months or so? 


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Are service agreements a significant part of your business?


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