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HFC Tax an Unlikely Option for US

Repeal of Australian Legislation a Boost for Opponents of US Tax

Last summer, Australia repealed its carbon tax, which, since July 2012, had been imposed on the country’s leading emitters of synthetic greenhouse gases controlled by the Kyoto Protocol. Could a tax that targets carbon dioxide emissions and refrigerants be headed to U.S. shores?


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The NEWS Honors HVAC’s Most Distinguished Leaders

Effective HVAC Leaders Construct Prosperous Contracting Cultures

Regarding HVAC contracting excellence, The NEWS is proud to once again honor some of the industry’s best leaders in its annual Best Contractor to Work For contest.


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Employee Engagement is Key

HVAC Contractors Offer Tips, Advice on Effectively Engaging Employees

Companies that strive to engage employees often report more efficient performance, grander productivity, increased revenue growth, and reduced employee turnover. However, disengaged employees outnumber engaged employees two to one in the U.S.


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Call-answering Services Still Relevant

When They Have a Problem, Customers Want to Talk to a Live Person

Thanks to modern communication technologies, such as cell phones, voicemail, and email, to name a few, switchboard operators including telephone answering services are going the way of the dinosaur — extinct. However, answering service companies can still provide invaluable opportunities for HVAC contractors. 


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Enertech Global LLC: Vertical Packaged Unit

The YT Model Multi-Positional Vertical Packaged Unit uses an all-aluminum microchannel air coil. 


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Lennox: Ultra-High-Efficiency Rooftop Units

Lennox has expanded its Energence® rooftop unit line with new ultra-high-efficiency models that the company says are the most efficient, lightest, and quietest rooftop units in its class. Energence units feature efficiencies of up to 21.5 IEER and 13.9 EER resulting in low operating costs and service.


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Thybar Corp.: Aluminum Roof Guard

The Snow Dam helps to prevent dangerous avalanches from snow or ice build-up on metal building roofs. 


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Innovation Award Winners Take a Bow

AHR Expo Honors New Products

Representing all major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were honored in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jan. 26-28 event in Chicago. 


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Illustrious AHR Expo Returns to the Midwest

HVAC’s Premier Event Scheduled for Jan. 26-28 in Chicago

Considered to be the premier event in the HVACR industry, the AHR Expo is the place where contractors, engineers, and other building professionals meet to learn about new products.


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ASHRAE to Address Industry’s Big Needs

Conference Will Focus on Big Projects, Big Results

The conference, along with the AHR Expo, are historically ASHRAE’s best-attended events, giving attendees from around the world the opportunity to discuss the latest topics in the building industry.


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NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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