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The Biggest Risk is Not Taking a Risk at All

Predict What’s Next and Have the Courage to Evolve

Regardless of the line of work, a company’s biggest and most persistent challenge often revolves around adapting to and implementing technology.

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Survey: Is It Getting Harder to Reach Consensus on Efficiency Standards?

DOE has denied AHRI’s petition for reconsideration of walk-in standards. Is it getting harder to reach consensus on efficiency standards?

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Time to Recognize the Boss

The NEWS is accepting nominations for our Best Contractor to Work For contest. Keep in mind, this is not a contest for the top-performing HVAC contractors, but rather the top HVAC contractors to work for.

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Podcasts: Nov. 3, 2014

Doug Huffer, general manager and president with Recleim, shares how Recleim is reshaping South Carolina’s HVAC recycling efforts and why contractors should take recycling seriously. 

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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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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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