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Lead Your Employees in the Right Direction

It’s Hard to Tell Up from Down When You’re Running in the Dark
December 30, 2013

Are our contractor readers if they are leading their employees in the right direction, or are they running in the dark?


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Letters From Our Readers: Dec. 30, 2013

December 30, 2013

Readers respond to a Nov. 25 editorial about women in HVAC.


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Don’t Just Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Continuity Requires the Efforts of All
December 23, 2013

I continue to hear, ‘To advance this trade, we all must work together.’ Is this an idea worth embracing? Are we just pacifying our peers with a dose of lip service?


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Podcasts: How the Affordable Care Act Impacts HVAC Contractors

Podcast Recorded on Dec. 6, 2013
December 23, 2013

Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president of government relations, ACCA, discusses the Affordable Care Act and the impact it will have on HVACR contractors. 


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Diversifying Services Can Be Boon or Bust

December 16, 2013

You don’t want to marginalize anything you offer. We all know reputation is huge; so if you go into new services, you can’t do so haphazardly. It’s all or nothing. 


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Survey Says...

December 16, 2013

Does your company hire NATE-certified technicians?


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Refrigerants by the Dozens

Growing List of HVACR Gases Will Eventually Sort Itself Out
December 9, 2013

As HCFC-22 is phased out and alternative refrigerants enter the market, contractor attention and manufacturer intent will steer the market toward the best remaining refrigerant options. 


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Letters From Our Readers: Dec. 9, 2013

December 9, 2013

Readers discuss working with other companies on projects in The NEWS' group, The NEWS Network, on LinkedIn.


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Are Maintenance Agreements an Antiquated Program?

December 2, 2013

Sometimes the phrase “thinking outside the box” can get thrown around faster than a crack pipe at the mayor of Toronto’s home. But, as an HVAC contractor, you need to make sure you are doing things for a reason and not just because that is the way you have always done them.


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Podcasts: Dec. 2, 2013

December 2, 2013

Bill Gray, president of Uponor North America, discusses the creation of Uponor Innovations, the company’s newest launch.


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