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June 24, 2013

As I gain more and more time and experience in everything HVAC, the large scope of the industry is something that hasn’t ceased to amaze me yet.


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Letters From Our Readers: June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

Reader George Hummel shares his thoughts on employee background checks. 


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The Complex Restaurant

World Refrigeration Contractors Need Voice in Volatile Sector
June 17, 2013

Contractors and service technicians who work in restaurant refrigeration need to understand something: As valuable as their services are, they are — in the mindset of restaurant decision makers — only one part of a complex and often confusing equation.


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Podcasts: June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013

Valerie Briggs, director of marketing and business development for North American Technician Excellence (NATE) discusses what’s new with the organization and explains why NATE testing and certification is so vital to the HVACR industry. 


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Time to Throw in the Regional Standards Towel

June 10, 2013

I tend to pull for the little guy. And if you get that little guy fighting the government, well I am as excited as Lindsay Lohan at an open bar. However, eventually Dr. Drew needs to step in and put an end to the madness.


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Survey Says...

June 10, 2013

Some HVAC contractors have introduced leasing programs for consumers. Do you think this is a viable option?


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How Do We Attract the Next Generation of HVAC?

Qualified Worker Shortage Looms as Baby Boomers Retire
June 3, 2013

The more I speak with HVAC industry leaders at conferences and expos, the more I see how problematic the I-have-to-attend-a-four-year-college-to-be-successful mentality is for young learners and our industry. 


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Podcasts: June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

Cade Clark gives a brief overview of the latest version of the Shaheen-Portman bill, discusses what AHRI thinks of the energy-efficiency legislation, and shares how it will impact the HVACR industry.


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Plucking Out the Prickly Pears

How to Find Good Employees - And Weed Out the Bad Ones
May 27, 2013

As a business owner, the process of separating this sour grape from the rest of the team may prove to be the difference between a budding workforce and a clan of complainers that’s rotten to the core.


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Letters From Our Readers: May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013

Readers discuss the Department of Energy's decision to not enforce its regional standards for nonweatherized furnaces.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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