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Test-Taking Tips for the Nervous Examinee
October 21, 2013
A variety of training and testing is offfered to evaluate and certify HVAC professionals. These tests help ensure the person is qualified to do the work they are doing. For those who suffer from test anxiety, there are resources available to help people who get nervous before an exam.


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Podcasts: October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013
Don Frendberg, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, updates The NEWS on the organization and shares ideas on how to get more individuals interested in the HVAC industry.


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Waiting is the Hardest Part

Customers Aren’t Willing to Waste Valuable Time on Standby
October 14, 2013
If there’s one group that hates waiting more than I, it’s those with faulty comfort systems. When it’s 101°F outside, and the air conditioner isn’t operating as expected, it’s considered a catastrophe. The local HVAC guy must come to the rescue. If you’re lucky enough to net such a call for help, you must react accordingly.


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Survey Says...

October 14, 2013
September Online Poll: Would you ever consider hiring a person who has been convicted of a crime?


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Relationships are the Essence of Success

The Relationships We Form, Cultivate, and Sometimes Even Mend Are Our Backbone
October 7, 2013
Relationships are a big part of human life. It’s what makes life so interesting. No day is the same, whether you’re plugging away at a keyboard like myself, or installing air conditioners, such as yourself. The relationships we form, cultivate, and sometimes even mend are our backbone.


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Letters From Our Readers: October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013
Comments regarding recommending companies in other trades.


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Why the EPA Does What It Does

Top Administrator Talks Science of Regulations
September 30, 2013

Before we continue to launch attacks at the agency as an easy target, it might be good to step back and examine why the EPA does the things it does. 


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Podcasts: September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

Newly installed ASHRAE president Bill Bahnfleth speaks about this year’s ASHRAE Annual Conference; what his plans, vision, and goals are as the society’s president; and more.


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Do You Inspire Your Team?

September 23, 2013

It is once again time for our Best Contractors to Work For contest. Who inspires you?


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Podcasts: September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013

Geoff Godwin, vice president of marketing for White-Rodgers, discusses the future of residential thermostats, including where the technology is headed, what features homeowners are demanding, and how these changes might impact HVAC contractors.
 


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