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Contractors Need to Plan an Exit Strategy

Not everyone is lucky enough to ride out into the sunset on top. Think Brett Favre. The most important piece is to make sure you have prepared your business for your departure by the time it arrives. 


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Letters From Our Readers: May 19, 2014

Readers weigh the pros and cons of raising prices.


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HVAC Industry Needs to Solve the IAQ Puzzle

The IAQ market is still in single-digit percentages, and 80-plus percent of people do not have an IAQ strategy. That sounds like a target-rich environment to me.


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Survey: How Many Service Calls Are You Getting Lately?

How many service calls are you getting lately?


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HVAC Websites Continue to Astound

Discover What They Want, Give Them What They Need

You only get one chance to make a first impression, and more often than not these days, your website is what’s going to make that first impression. 


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Podcasts: May 5, 2014

Rocco DiBenedetto, cofounder of **COOL and **HEAT, and operations manager at All Star Home Services in Miami, discusses how the **COOL/**HEAT call system can benefit contractors, and shares some managerial tips. 


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The EPA and HFCs

Pending Actions Bypass Global Consensus

The industry should start getting comfortable with HCs, CO2, HFOs, and A2L refrigerants, just like a previous generation got used to those newfangled chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).


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Podcasts: April 28, 2014

Dan Antonelli, CEO and creative director of Graphic D-Signs Inc., discusses how a clear and identifiable brand is critical to a company’s success. 


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The Air Feels Sick in Here

Why Ventilation Should Be On Your Mind

“I don’t like the air in your office,” my son squeaked in a tiny little voice, tears welling up in his eyes. “The air feels sick in here. Can we go now?”


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Letters From Our Readers: April 21, 2014

Readers share their opinions on workplace health and safety, marketing, and a/c unit replacement.


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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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