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Look Who’s on TV…Again

July 30, 2012
It’s July and it’s hot. That means it’s time for another TV investigative report on those dirty rotten HVAC contractors. This time it was NBC’s turn to catch contractors in the act at a home in New Jersey and a group of six service technicians didn’t disappoint the camera crew or the reporter.


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Letters From Our Readers: July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012
Lots of opportunity for potential HVACR workers.


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Could HVACR Contractors Actually Benefit from Obamacare?

July 23, 2012
Welcome to the era of federally mandated health care. While some people believe Obamacare will hurt small businesses, research shows, in the HVAC industry, it may be more of a help than a hindrance.


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Letters From Our Readers: July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012
These remarks are about technicians and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification.


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Watch for Falling A/C Units and Other Cautionary Tales

July 16, 2012
Residents in a New York City neighborhood are up in arms over the improper installation of window units in high-rise apartments. How do they know they are improperly installed? It’s an assumption being made by those who see them fall just in time to get out of the way.


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Letters From Our Readers: July 9, 2012

July 9, 2012
These remarks concern technicians and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification.


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Shocking News: Government Creates Confusion in HVAC Industry

July 9, 2012
Ah, the United States government. It does not matter how good the idea originally is, they will find a way to confuse and ruin it. The regional standards established by the Department of Energy (DOE) that are set to go into effect May 1, 2013, is one such instance.


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Letters From Our Readers: July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012
Approach home performance certifications with caution.


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Breaking the Rules

July 2, 2012
The recent announcements about some folks getting caught for illegal HCFC-22 practices raises an interesting question: What impact will this have in producing better servicing procedures to keep enough of the legally obtained refrigerant available for retrofit?


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Letters From Our Readers: June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012
Understanding condenser subcooling.


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