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Regulations and Regulators Cause Industry Struggles

By John Conrad
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The latest regulatory merry-go-round with the Department of Energy (DOE) could be considered a prime example of what is wrong with Washington. It’s not the conservatives, the progressives, the gridlock in Congress, or the lack of bi-partisanship. It is the endless expansion of regulatory agencies.


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Letters From Our Readers: Sept. 3, 2012

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Stung by the sting. Using ACCA contractors would result in a different outcome.


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Taking What They Can Get

By Peter Powell
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With HFC refrigerants secure for the foreseeable future, it is still interesting to take a look from time to time at phase down talk and how the industry may adjust should that become a reality.


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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 27, 2012

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Shine a light, don’t cast a shadow, on the industry.


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Stop Blaming Global Warming on Air Conditioners

By Herb Woerpel
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Despite the success of the Montreal Protocol — and increased efficiency standards — a recent New York Times article centered on a group of “leading scientists” who believe that if planetary potential is maxed out, 27 percent of all global warming effects to 2050 can be attributed to the gasses utilized in air conditioners.


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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 20, 2012

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Benefitting from Obamacare. HVACR is the best industry to work in.


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Customer Service That Bowls Over the Competition

By Kyle Gargaro
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This week I am writing about bowling. Not so much the 7-10 split or how many beers translate into the best score — although I would guess more than 3 and less than 6 — but I am writing about the customer service I received from a local bowling alley that turned me from a disgruntled customer to a loyal one.


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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 13, 2012

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The real price of NATE recertification.


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The Lost Art of HVACR Branding

By Angela D. Harris
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It’s likely that you have a solid advertising campaign, but the question is, “What’s its focus?” Is it focused on branding or is it focused on products and service? What’s the difference? The difference is in memory retention.


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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 6, 2012

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Getting the word out to consumers about NATE.


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