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Bad Reviews Are a Good Thing

Responding Responsibly to Negative Reviews Boosts Credibility, Visibility

For contractors, bad reviews present an incredible opportunity to turn a dissatisfied customer into a satisfied repeat customer who might even refer his friends and family. 


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Podcasts: June 2, 2014

Rusty Cochran, owner, We Care Plumbing, Heating, and Air, joins the NEWSmakers podcast to discuss his company being named the 2014 ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year. Posted on March 28.


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R-22’s Murky Run to the End

Timelines, Scenarios Abound

Well, the adventures of HCFC-22 have certainly gotten interesting. For seemingly forever, we’ve known the final phaseout for the production and importation of R-22 was going to be Dec. 31, 2019. But then the EPA called for a more aggressive reduction, set to end in 2018. Then, some industry folks entered into the fray this year.


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Podcasts: May 26, 2014

Ray Isaac, president, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Rochester, New York, discusses his father Jim Isaac, who was honored with the inaugural Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award. Ray Isaac accepted the award for his father at the 2014 ACCA Conference. 


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Contractors Need to Plan an Exit Strategy

Not everyone is lucky enough to ride out into the sunset on top. Think Brett Favre. The most important piece is to make sure you have prepared your business for your departure by the time it arrives. 


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Letters From Our Readers: May 19, 2014

Readers weigh the pros and cons of raising prices.


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HVAC Industry Needs to Solve the IAQ Puzzle

The IAQ market is still in single-digit percentages, and 80-plus percent of people do not have an IAQ strategy. That sounds like a target-rich environment to me.


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Survey: How Many Service Calls Are You Getting Lately?

How many service calls are you getting lately?


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HVAC Websites Continue to Astound

Discover What They Want, Give Them What They Need

You only get one chance to make a first impression, and more often than not these days, your website is what’s going to make that first impression. 


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Podcasts: May 5, 2014

Rocco DiBenedetto, cofounder of **COOL and **HEAT, and operations manager at All Star Home Services in Miami, discusses how the **COOL/**HEAT call system can benefit contractors, and shares some managerial tips. 


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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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