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What Can Technology Do for You?

Apps, Social Interaction, Accessibility are Important Contracting Tools

Let’s face it, while you may have inherited the business from your grandfather, this isn’t your grandfather’s business anymore.


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Survey Says...

With the ongoing phaseout of R-22 and talk of an HFC phasedown, is EPA regulation getting too burdensome?


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Don’t Be Concerned with Penny-Pinching Customers

Quality, Reliable Service the Best Way to Squash Competitor Rumors
A good HVAC contractor knows quality is much more important than quantity in the long run. And hopefully, so do your customers.


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Podcasts: September 2, 2013

Weldon Long, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, motivational speaker, and former HVACR contractor shares how he built an HVACR empire from nothing to $20 million in less than five years.


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A Fuss over Frost

Marketing an HC Raises Range of Concerns

Few developments in recent months concerning refrigerants have stirred up such intense interest as the efforts to introduce a product called Frost-22a to the farm-supply distribution market.


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Podcasts: August 26, 2013

Chris Tyler, CEO, Thermal Equipment Sales, and Green Schools chair and board chairman of the Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council (KY USGBC), discusses the nationwide energy-efficiency epidemic within public school facilities and shares how contractors can help these institutions save energy and money


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Show the Country the HVAC Reality

Finally, after many years, my personal enjoyment of reality television and my career have intersected. A casting director from Hollywood reached out to me recently to get the word out about a new show they were doing on CEOs of small businesses.


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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 19, 2013

Readers discuss cooperation between trades, the value of mastering a single trade, and the future of home automation.


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Going the Extra Mile for Your Customers

Random Acts of Kindness Can Guarantee Happy, Lifelong Customers

Going the extra mile and doing something nice and unexpected can not only elicit a smile from your customer — it can guarantee you a customer for life.


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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 12, 2013

Readers discuss topping off R-22 A/C systems, mixing refrigerants, and the challenge of hiring good employees.


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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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