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Refrigerant Trends Through a Cloudy Crystal Ball

Figuring Out the Shifting Refrigerant Landscape in 2014
February 3, 2014

Trying to predict what might happen on the refrigerant front in 2014 is as challenging as it has been every year for the past 30 years. 


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Podcasts: Feb. 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

Jodi Peter, coach, Nexstar Network, shares pointers on how to run and plan a productive staff meeting. Posted on Dec. 20. 


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Google It: Homes are Getting Smarter

Nest Lab Acquisition a Prequel to the Internet of Things
January 27, 2014

The emerging trend of our devices interacting with our lifestyles without us ever having to touch a button has been termed, “the Internet of Things,” or the “Thingernet.”


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Letters From Our Readers: Jan. 27, 2014

January 27, 2014

A reader discusses R-22 allocations and how they could be lower than what the EPA is proposing.


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What Will You Accomplish in 2014?

January 20, 2014

Here are a few HVAC resolutions you might want to consider tackling in 2014.


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Survey Says...

January 20, 2014

The Shaheen-Portman energy-efficiency bill has bipartisan support in Congress but is still being delayed. Do you think it has a chance of passing?


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Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Start Small and Stand Behind the Power of Consistency
January 6, 2014

This year, I’m not making any resolutions. It’s not that I don’t want to improve my health or learn something new, I just know that if I make these resolutions, I’ll end up breaking them. But why is it so hard to keep our resolutions? And what can we do to stick to our goals?


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Podcasts: What’s New at the 2014 AHR Expo

Podcast Recorded on Dec. 13.
January 6, 2014

Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co. which produces and manages the AHR Expo, talks about what’s new at the 2014 AHR Exp in New York City, including new product trends, expected attendance, and how attendees can prepare for the event. 


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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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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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