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What Will You Accomplish in 2014?

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


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Survey Says...

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

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.

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

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

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


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Don’t Just Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Continuity Requires the Efforts of All

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

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

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...

Does your company hire NATE-certified technicians?


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2014 SMACNA Annual Convention

Views from the 2014 SMACNA Annual Convention in San Antonio.

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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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