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Allow Employees the Freedom to Make Correct Decisions

It is all about what type of culture you are building and maintaining in your business. Empowered employees will stay at your company longer and will do a better job during their tenure.

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Letters From Our Readers: Oct. 27, 2014

Joe Ranck, Robert H. Ranck Inc., discusses molding and shaping the HVAC technicians of tomorrow.

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Techs Face High-GWP Regulations

HFCs Caught In Latest Phasedown Proposal

Almost universally now, those in the scientific community — and, perhaps most importantly, the regulatory sector — are expressing concern over what is now being called climate change.

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Podcasts: Oct. 20, 2014

Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati, discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. 

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The Downside to Advancing Technology

In today’s fast-paced world, it is often easiest to send an email or a text when communicating. But, as many of you business owners obviously know, the easiest route is often not the best route.

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Survey: Should EPA Step Up R-22 Enforcement?

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should the EPA step up enforcement?

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Did you Hear the One About the TX Valves and Black Sludge?

A few weeks back, The NEWS began chasing down this story. We dug through the smoke and discovered a fire. 

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Letters From Our Readers: Oct. 6, 2014

D. Brian Baker, president of Custom Vac Limited in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, discusses the industry's need to rebrand.

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What Makes an Employee Indispensable?

By making a few changes, you can help ensure you have a job for many, many years to come.

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Podcasts: Sept. 29, 2014

Brian Horwitz, owner of Online Visibility Pros, Phoenix, and author of “HVAC Marketing Simplified,” talks about the ways HVAC contractors can benefit from Internet marketing and how to get started.

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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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