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Refrigerant Trends Through a Cloudy Crystal Ball

Figuring Out the Shifting Refrigerant Landscape in 2014
By Peter Powell
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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

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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
By Herb Woerpel
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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

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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?

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


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Survey Says...

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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
By Jen Anesi
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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.
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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
By Kyle Gargaro
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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

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


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NEWSMakers: Jeff Nusz

Jeff Nusz, president, Reitmeier HVAC Services, Tualatin, Oregon, joins the program to discuss how he modernized his website and gained new clients and more money because of it. We’ll go through the process of the change and much more.  Posted on Aug. 1.

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