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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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HVACR Video Game Development Needed

June 25, 2012
Gaming popularity has moved from the realm of the basement-dwelling teenager to the hands of young children, professionals, and grandparents across America. What does gaming have to do with the HVACR industry? Plenty.

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Letters From Our Readers: June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012
One contractor’s response to the high cost of gasoline.

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Opening Eyes to Opportunity

June 18, 2012
I recently had the opportunity to talk to three different generations of a family-owned HVAC business. During my interviews, I got to talk to the second-, third-, and fourth-generation family members. During my conversation with the youngest member of the family, I was particularly struck by the comments he made.

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Letters From Our Readers: June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012
These remarks are about voting in this November’s election and how it might affect the HVAC industry.

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