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HARDI Distributors Report Revenue Increase

Annualized Growth 6.6 Percent Through June 2014, According to Report
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The average sales growth for reporting HVACR distributor members increased by 10.1 percent in June 2014, according to a trends report released by HARDI.


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Overcoming Economic Uncertainty: Contractors Insist Cash is Key

Contractors Discuss Strategies to get Through Hard Times
By Matt Bishop
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As many residential and commercial contractors learned during the most recent recession, having a battle plan for surviving tough times is an absolute must.


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How to Minimize HVAC Customer Callbacks

Discipline and New Technology Help HVAC Contractors Prevent Errors
By Jack Sine
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What is a super tech? A super tech is one who eats, sleeps, and breathes HVAC. He may be a contractor, manager, or technician, but, above all, he is a perfectionist. And his greatest enemy is the callback.


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide
By Julian Milnes
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In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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Modine Mfg. Co.: Heat Pump Packaged System

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The redesigned Airedale SchoolMate® water/ground-source heat pump packaged system offers efficiency, noise reduction, and a small footprint, providing great flexibility for school installations.


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Schools Strive for Efficiency, Comfort

New HVAC Technologies Help Administrators Meet Indoor Environment Goals
By Jen Anesi
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Across the country, school administrators are realizing the importance of good IAQ and a comfortable indoor environment, which both contribute significantly to student success. 


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Tips for Updating School HVAC Equipment

Financing Options Help Schools Meet HVAC Project Goals
By Jen Anesi
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According to the manufacturers that make equipment for schools, there are often many options available to districts looking to make those much-needed upgrades.


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Bill Could Streamline Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Schools

Bipartisan Legislation Would Provide Financing Resources to Schools
By Jen Anesi
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Despite receiving strong bipartisan support in the House, the bill now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.


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My Two Cents: I Fought the Law and the Law Won

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them and Lead Them
By Butch Welsch
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As we all know, today’s HVAC equipment is not our forefather’s HVAC equipment, and the need to have trained and tested workers is more important than it has ever been.


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HVAC: Let’s Make a Deal

Acquisitions Growing More Attractive as HVAC Market Swings Upward
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With strengthening economic conditions, access to inexpensive financing, and the leading players’ never-ending desire to grow, it is no surprise to anyone serving the HVAC industry that big-ticket acquisitions continue to hit the newswire with regular frequency. 


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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Rajan Rajendran

Rajan Rajendran, newly appointed director of the Emerson Innovation Center, talks about the new $35 million facility and how it will function on the University of Dayton campus. Posted on Aug. 29.

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