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Listen to Your Peers First

April 9, 2012
As editor-in-chief of The NEWS, I am called upon to travel to a lot of industry events. At more than a few of the events I’ve attended lately, a lot of contractors have been raving about the positives of joining a peer group and what it’s done for their business.


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Letters From Our Readers: April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012
This letter is in response to the editorial by Kimberly Schwartz, “Coming Soon to Every Home Near You: Regional Standards,” March 19.


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What Price R-22?

April 2, 2012
This issue of The NEWS has an extended focus on refrigerant reclamation in the context of the announcement that it appears there will be a significant drop-off in supplies of virgin R-22.


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Letters From Our Readers: March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012
The first comment is in response to Peter Powell’s editorial “Is A/C to Blame for D.C.’s Mess?” in the Feb. 6 issue. The second concerns what contractors are doing about the rising cost of gas.


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You Do Need to Reinvent the Wheel

March 26, 2012
Are you, as an HVACR contractor, making a conscious effort to consistently reinvent your business? Don’t be deterred by the trouble Mitt Romney is having consistently reinventing himself; it works better for a business than a presidential candidate. Trust me.


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Letters From Our Readers: March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012
It takes a trained tech to keep a building at its best.


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Coming Soon to Every Home Near You: Regional Standards

March 19, 2012
This month on www.achrnews.com we are running an online poll to gauge our web visitors’ opinions on the regional standards rule established by the Department of Energy (DOE). Although the poll has only been up for a week at the time of writing this column, I am already disturbed by the early results.


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Survey Says ...

March 12, 2012
February Online Poll: What do you do with homeowners who buy their HVAC equipment online and want you (the contractor) to install it?


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Avoid Ugly Girl Mentality, Change Industry Emphasis

March 12, 2012
HVAC is not a sexy career. To be fair, most careers aren’t that sexy either, but somehow it seems easier to sell the idea of rocket scientist than HVAC technician. The question is: How does an industry make itself more attractive?


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Letters From Our Readers: March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012
These remarks concern contractor and customer experiences with ductless systems.


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