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Don’t Just Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Continuity Requires the Efforts of All
By Herb Woerpel
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I continue to hear, ‘To advance this trade, we all must work together.’ Is this an idea worth embracing? Are we just pacifying our peers with a dose of lip service?

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Podcasts: How the Affordable Care Act Impacts HVAC Contractors

Podcast Recorded on Dec. 6, 2013
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Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president of government relations, ACCA, discusses the Affordable Care Act and the impact it will have on HVACR contractors. 

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Diversifying Services Can Be Boon or Bust

By Matt Bishop
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You don’t want to marginalize anything you offer. We all know reputation is huge; so if you go into new services, you can’t do so haphazardly. It’s all or nothing. 

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Survey Says...

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Does your company hire NATE-certified technicians?

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Refrigerants by the Dozens

Growing List of HVACR Gases Will Eventually Sort Itself Out
By Peter Powell
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As HCFC-22 is phased out and alternative refrigerants enter the market, contractor attention and manufacturer intent will steer the market toward the best remaining refrigerant options. 

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Letters From Our Readers: Dec. 9, 2013

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Readers discuss working with other companies on projects in The NEWS' group, The NEWS Network, on LinkedIn.

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Are Maintenance Agreements an Antiquated Program?

By Kyle Gargaro
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Sometimes the phrase “thinking outside the box” can get thrown around faster than a crack pipe at the mayor of Toronto’s home. But, as an HVAC contractor, you need to make sure you are doing things for a reason and not just because that is the way you have always done them.

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Podcasts: Dec. 2, 2013

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Bill Gray, president of Uponor North America, discusses the creation of Uponor Innovations, the company’s newest launch.

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Hiring Women is a ‘Recipe for Failure’?

Gender Inequality Ignorance Summed Up in One Anonymous Letter
By Jen Anesi

The women in my family have endured more than their fair share of discrimination because of their gender — something I had never experienced personally, until now.

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Podcasts: Nov. 25, 2013

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Clean-energy entrepreneur and founder of SunEdison, Jigar Shah, discusses his new book, “Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy,” and shares how contractors can cash in on the power of the sun. 

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