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1.7 Million U.S. Workers Affected by Workplace Violence Annually
September 16, 2013

Roughly 1.7 million people are victims of violent crime while working or on duty in the U.S. every year. Are your employees prepared to protect themselves?


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Letters From Our Readers: September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013

Readers share their thoughts on search engine optimization (SEO) and how to stand out in a field of HVAC job applicants.


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What Can Technology Do for You?

Apps, Social Interaction, Accessibility are Important Contracting Tools
September 9, 2013

Let’s face it, while you may have inherited the business from your grandfather, this isn’t your grandfather’s business anymore.


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Survey Says...

September 9, 2013

With the ongoing phaseout of R-22 and talk of an HFC phasedown, is EPA regulation getting too burdensome?


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Don’t Be Concerned with Penny-Pinching Customers

Quality, Reliable Service the Best Way to Squash Competitor Rumors
September 2, 2013
A good HVAC contractor knows quality is much more important than quantity in the long run. And hopefully, so do your customers.


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Podcasts: September 2, 2013

September 2, 2013
Weldon Long, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, motivational speaker, and former HVACR contractor shares how he built an HVACR empire from nothing to $20 million in less than five years.


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A Fuss over Frost

Marketing an HC Raises Range of Concerns
August 26, 2013

Few developments in recent months concerning refrigerants have stirred up such intense interest as the efforts to introduce a product called Frost-22a to the farm-supply distribution market.


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Podcasts: August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013

Chris Tyler, CEO, Thermal Equipment Sales, and Green Schools chair and board chairman of the Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council (KY USGBC), discusses the nationwide energy-efficiency epidemic within public school facilities and shares how contractors can help these institutions save energy and money


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Show the Country the HVAC Reality

August 19, 2013

Finally, after many years, my personal enjoyment of reality television and my career have intersected. A casting director from Hollywood reached out to me recently to get the word out about a new show they were doing on CEOs of small businesses.


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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

Readers discuss cooperation between trades, the value of mastering a single trade, and the future of home automation.


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