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R-22: Get it While it Lasts

Considering the Next Phase of R-22 — Beyond the Phaseout
March 10, 2014

With all the talk about the phaseout of R-22 — with its huge range of air conditioning and refrigeration applications — one thing that seems to be often overlooked is that the refrigerant is not going away any time soon.


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Survey: What Replacement Equipment are Customers Buying?

March 10, 2014

For those customers who replace their HVAC equipment, what are most choosing to buy?


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All that Glitters is not Gold

Small Business Success Based on Revenue, not Popularity
March 3, 2014

Don’t judge a book by its cover because it could be the best story you’ll ever read. 


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Podcasts: March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona, provides tips on how HVACR contractors can more effectively market their services on the Internet. Posted on Jan. 10.


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Time to Think About Benefits of Hiring Interns

February 24, 2014

While the seasons might be shifting and you’re looking at the short-term future, considering the company’s long-term future might not be such a bad idea, either.


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Podcasts: Feb. 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

Jeff Staub, application engineering manager, Danfoss, talks about electronic expansion valves.


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Further Evidence Why Service Calls are Declining

Warranties, Conglomerates, Handymen All Play a Part
February 17, 2014

The general opinion is that there are several reasons for such a dip, and none of us should feel that we are doing something wrong. 


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Letters From Our Readers: Feb. 17, 2014

February 17, 2014

A reader shares her views on maintenance agreements.


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You Have Skills, But What About Personality?

Potential Employers Looking for More than Just HVAC Knowledge
February 10, 2014

If a technician has a personality and people skills, he or she is a step ahead of most other job applicants.


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Survey: In Which Type of HVAC Equipment will Sales Increase?

February 10, 2014

Over the next five years, in which type of HVAC equipment do you expect you rsales to increase the most?


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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