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Further Evidence Why Service Calls are Declining

Warranties, Conglomerates, Handymen All Play a Part
By Butch Welsch
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The general opinion is that there are several reasons for such a dip, and none of us should feel that we are doing something wrong. 


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Letters From Our Readers: Feb. 17, 2014

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A reader shares her views on maintenance agreements.


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You Have Skills, But What About Personality?

Potential Employers Looking for More than Just HVAC Knowledge
By Jen Anesi
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If a technician has a personality and people skills, he or she is a step ahead of most other job applicants.


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Survey: In Which Type of HVAC Equipment will Sales Increase?

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Over the next five years, in which type of HVAC equipment do you expect you rsales to increase the most?


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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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